Curtin University’s 12-week Accelerate program has spawned 10 startups across healthcare, education, mining and technology.
The 2023 cohorts are Wata Watcha, Procuracon, Care Corner, Luddi, Heal Domain, Rock AI, Matilda Health, Insole Lab, STEM XR, and Speed Signature.
Some are already making money from their customers, and together they share $100,000 in equity-free funding with backing from Lotterywest through Spacecubed’s IdeaStarter fund.
The University of Western Australia program provides seed funding for early-stage startups, access to Curtin’s industry connections and resources, support and mentorship.
The procuracon is A web app that improves the procurement process for construction. His co-founder, Cuong Ly, set out to improve the process after first-hand experience wasting time and money with Andrew McColgan.
“Our search algorithm and intuitive sourcing UX design are much more engaging, making it easier for clients to find, rate, and list suppliers quickly,” said Ly.
“The platform gives our clients access to all the meaningful data they need to make informed business decisions when building teams for projects and managing risk.”
Tamara Berryman, meanwhile, set out to address an often overlooked home leak before it causes damage and wastewater. watawacha.
“Nearly 60% of Australians have experienced or know someone who has experienced flooding, which is more common and costly than fires and robberies,” she said.
“If you have a security system and smoke detectors, why don’t you have one to detect water leaks?”
Curtin Entrepreneurs Programs Manager, Dr. Geremy Farr-Wharton, said the companies that participated this year were impressed with the speed to market.
“The recent Curtin Accelerate Pitch Night brought together over 100 members of Perth’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and potential investors to showcase the incredible progress each startup has made and their potential to disrupt their respective industries. bottom.”
“I was particularly blown away by the quality of presentations at the annual Pitch Night, which was the best I have seen in my ten years of involvement with the program.”
Here are the 10 startups that emerged from Curtin Accelerate.
- care corner – A digital platform that provides caregivers peace of mind and tracks data to inform medical decisions.
- heel domain – Provides the missing piece to the chronic pain management puzzle by empowering both practitioners and patients to rethink the patient experience and create better medical outcomes.
- Stem XR – Harnessing the immersive potential of virtual and related immersive reality technologies to create robust and scalable ways to connect Western Australian and Australian students to relevant STEM experiences.
- Matilda – An evidence-based digital platform that provides comprehensive care for endometriosis patients from the comfort of their own home.
- Rudy – Developing assistive technology that people with disabilities can be proud of, including the world’s first sex toy for all bodies.
- Watawaka – Easy to install, access real-time water usage data, and instantly detect water leaks in your home. This is because while it saves water, it also causes damage and costs.
- procuracon – A web app that improves the construction procurement process and makes it easier for developers, land and building owners, and government agencies to find the right qualified suppliers.
- insole lab – A health tech startup that uses artificial intelligence to make custom insoles more affordable and accessible.
- speed signature – A disruptive SaaS technology founded by former Wallabies strength and conditioning coach Jason Weber to revolutionize the way athletes are managed in sport by analyzing the biomechanics of individual movements.
- Rock AI – Provides highly accurate and intelligent orebody and rock mass characterization in real-time to enhance mining models to reduce waste and enable recovery of more important minerals.
- infinite animation – We develop and deliver immersive training on attack prevention and management using virtual reality technology.