The long anticipated edit of “That Startup Show” Episode One, was dropped on the interwebs last night; and straight away hundreds of viewers made their way over to the YouTube channel to tune in for an hour of fun.
In the early days, accelerators like Startmate and Angelcube faced criticism from some commentators in the tech space. It is apparent now that those remarks may have been made way too early, because the systemised approach that these programs have followed to take startups to market has begun to yield very positive results – not just for the companies, but for the broader Australian ecosystem.
The first class of Telstra’s incubator Muru-D will be presenting tonight in front of a jam packed theatre in Sydney. Watch all the action go down live as they conduct their first DEMO Evening.
The founders of Tagroom.com, Niro James, Patrick Varden (Sydney) and Yasmin Walter (Perth) could be worth a couple of million each right now.
Social Travel is by far one of the toughest nuts to crack in the startup space. I don’t envy the tough road ahead the Bindle team has around making the app sticky.
In Australia, there are two main tech startups emerging as front runners in this vertical – Pocketbook and MoneySoft. While they both target personal budgeting, they do so in very different ways.
If Verbate are successful in integrating and systemising transcription, data collation and facial recognition in a way that enables a self service model in the same way that the Audience does for SurveyMonkey, they could perhaps become the most powerful analysis tool for verbal responses.
Startups don’t have the cash flow required presently for proper scalable market research. However with the release of “Audience” today by SurveyMonkey in Australia – that barrier has just been smashed, in a big way.