Over the past ten weeks, teams of budding entrepreneurs from across Canberra’s tertiary institutions have been busily developing innovative ideas as part of the 2018 cohort of InnovationACT. And, from a record 71 teams, we’re now down to our top ten.
On Tuesday night, at our annual Pitch Night event, these ten talented teams have the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of a judging panel and audience for their chance to take away a share of a $50,000 grant pool and other startup support, which will help them take their ventures to the next level.
Learn more about the teams who will be pitching:
Civilise.ai is developing an innovative platform using AI-technologies to support land developers, land agencies & local councils in urban planning decisions and suburb maintenance process.
Constellect is developing a revolutionary solution to English education in early childhood with immersive augmented reality-enhanced English reading materials.
Direct Energy aims to bring real time electricity pricing to consumers, in order to reduce energy bills, and increase the penetration of solar and wind into the grid, making renewable energy the easy choice for everyone.
Equilibri aims to improve balance in people with severe balance impairments to reduce falls and increase quality of life, by offering a solution that can be used in the home, accessible to those in regional and remote areas.
Infro is developing an automated cash register machine to enhance modern Points of Sale for small businesses, combining the efficiency from automation and the human interactions from cashiers.
OMNIA Protocol is developing a privacy-preserving platform enabling individuals to provide firms, government or any other party access to their data without revealing any of the sensitive data to the monetizing party, in exchange for compensation.
Pactium aims to provide a platform for the National Disability Insurance Scheme that facilitates smart contracts, taking the administrative burden away and allowing more participants to self-manage, while decreasing the overall risk of fraud within the scheme.
SharePantry aims to target food wastage by providing a platform for users to save money through trading their excessive unused groceries with other individuals.
Support a Star is looking to support local businesses who sponsor or wish to sponsor athletes, by matching athletes with business that share values, taking care of the administrative burden and keeping the relationship active.
Team Super is developing a program that can be integrated into universities to provide guidance for students to transition to young-adulthood and adjust to the increased work, social and financial pressures upon entering university.
Keen to learn more? Come along and hear from these ten incredible teams as they take the stage on Tuesday. Each team will get five minutes to pitch their idea, followed by five minutes of questions from our judging panel, made up of representatives from IP Australia, ACT Government, the Canberra Innovation Network, Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre and the Mill House Social Enterprise Accelerator. Grant recipients will be announced at our Awards Night on 20th October.
InnovationACT 2018: Pitch Night is on Tuesday 16th October at the Street Theatre. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets are free but registrations via Eventbrite are essential as seats are strictly limited. Get your ticket now.