One of the latest startups to enter the SportsTech industry is Got a Team, founded by self-proclaimed “jock” and “geek”, James Mansfield, alongside co-founder Robert Postill. Mansfield, who has a love of playing and watching sports, felt there were inefficiencies that needed to be addressed when it comes to managing sport teams and organising games.
Anne Moore believes her startup PlanDo will address the changing mindset of tech-savvy employees, their job satisfaction and the impacts of technology.
In response to current state of Australia’s disability support sector, Fighting Chance has created an innovative and inclusive model with approaches this problem holistically, providing people with significant disabilities with employment opportunities and helping them develop the skills and self-confidence necessary to transition into the mainstream workforce. The brains behind the grassroots organisation is brother-sister team Jordan and Laura O’Reilly.
There are many niche social networks coming into the fray, which begs the question, why would Queensland couple Leanne and Richard Sexton create another one? At first glance, Mothers Groupie seems like ‘just another social network’ dedicated to newfound mums – but on further reflection, it’s potential becomes apparent as long as the business model is executed well.
All startups have meagre beginnings, despite the lofty histories they relay to the public. On GoPitch, the next big thing could start with a 35-second audio pitch. At the same time, it’s a forum that could stop a bad idea in its tracks before an entrepreneur burns a hole in their hip pocket.
Finding a way into the niche market of online financial services has high stakes, but the profit potentials make it well worth the risks. The big four banks of Australia is estimated to generate over $29 billion dollars annually. This is something that seems to have been very clearly understood by Brett Hales, the Co-Founder and CEO of Brisbane-based mCommerce and mPOS startup Tappr.
In knowing the struggles startup founders face when recruiting talent, last year, Lee, Maloof, Temponi and Michayluk decided to create a business that connects startups to motivated, entrepreneurial interns. They have since placed several interns in Sydney and Melbourne based startups with a beta site.
It sounds simple – because simplicity is the purpose – but what’s interesting is how scalable ParentPaperwork’s solution is, especially when considering its potential beyond Australia and the education industry.