Amanda Graham spent a number of years looking for a retirement village for her father with her sister-in-law Catherine Graham, experiencing a lot of frustration throughout the process. Because retirement villages and units are not listed on mainstream real estate sites online, the search ended up being extremely manual and tedious.
The consumer sector of the ridesharing market is starting to become quite crowded, but there are a number of opportunities that exist where ridesharing companies can target large corporations instead of end-users directly. Sydney-based startup Liftango is looking to do just that with its corporate ridesharing platform, launched as part of the recent NRMA Jumpstart program.
Epic Catch is a new platform that allows users to share an experience with someone new. It was inspired by founder Meray Azar’s own personal experiences of feeling frustrated that a shift had occurred within her friendship network where she was wanting to take part in certain activities or tasks but her friends did not or could not.
Even in Australia, where our healthcare is among the best in the world, we still waste hours of time sitting in medical centres to fulfil the need employers have for a doctor’s certificate for regular occurrences like the common cold. Australian startup The Medic is a platform that allows patients and doctors to connect in real time via their smart phone or laptop, on demand, for a small fee.
Debruin, cofounded by Clint Bruin is a new technology platform that creates both software and hardware. The company is building a new communications platform for community based organisations like universities, councils and sports clubs that will allow them to communicate directly with their members and have more personal engagement with them.
The National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) is now accepting applications for its second Jumpstart accelerator programme, following the successful completion of its first programme in March.
While various companies have tried to get drivers to go hands-free with their phones, the stats show that, clearly, none have really stuck. Australian startup Gizmosis hopes that their app Otto will be the one to do it.
The beauty of the internet is that even someone with the most obscure of obsessions can most likely find a community of like-minded people to chat with. With over a billion gamers worldwide, gaming is a huge subculture rather than obscure obsession, but no one social platform has managed to unite them all.
While retirees spending their kids’ inheritance on a luxury caravan for a road trip around the country may get their money’s worth, the majority of caravans sit on front lawns for the better part of the year. Newcastle startup Camplify wants to get these caravans on the road by connecting owners with renters.
When it comes to drones, the concept of our online shopping being delivered by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has both excited and concerned consumers. However, a Newcastle startup has been working on technology that aims to help the millions of Australians working in sectors like agriculture and mining in remote areas.
There are a variety of problems to be solved when it comes to travel and the travel app market is booming as a result. A new player on the local scene is Wunderwalk, a Queensland-based startup looking to help travellers plan days out in different cities.
Today the NRMA announced the first ever intake for the company’s new accelerator program called ‘Jumpstart’.