Today’s most successful startups are not those who have reinvented the wheel, but those that have uncovered a niche market in desperate need of improvement – one that can benefit from current technological trends and already has an established customer base. The three-man team behind Road Angels has leveraged this principle, and has all the right moves in place to disrupt the roadside assistance industry.
No more back and forth emails trying to organise a time for business meetings. New calendar scheduler app Foogi automatically detects people’s availabilities for fast and easy book-ins.
Just a day after its launch, the quirky, empathy-based social network Moodswing ranked in the Top 20 Apps in the Australian AppStore – ahead of Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Three weeks later, with almost 50,000 users, it’s now the fastest growing social network.
Driving around in circles trying to find a free parking space is bad enough as it is without being fined when you’ve accidentally gone a few minutes overtime. The soon-to-be-launched mobile app, ParkMeApp not only helps drivers avoid fines, but notifies them of available parking spaces should they need to move to a different spot.
When you’re on a boat in the middle of an ocean, a paper map isn’t always useful in helping you locate yourself. Launched in July 2012, Marines Zones is “the real fisherman’s friend”. The three-app range helps recreational fishermen avoid hefty fines by alerting them when they’re in a no-fish zone in Australia.
Ever left your credit card at the restaurant having to rush back for it later? Ever wished you could walk out of the bar after a social gathering instead of having to stick around for the tab? Aussie entrepreneur Greg Taylor has come to our rescue by developing a solution that takes all the nuisances away from traditional payment methods.
After detecting a gap in the marketplace for programs catered towards helping technology-based social enterprises, Australian entrepreneur Omer Khan decided to launch Social Startups.