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Meet some of our Startups, Shakeups and Innovators

‘I wanted to maximise my impact in AI’: Ripe Robotics Co-Founder Hunter Jay reflects on his Startup journey

Founded with the goal of changing an industry that has been left behind by technological innovation, Hunter Jay saw a gap that he was able to fill through Ripe Robotics. Every year many farmers struggle to find and manage people to pick the fruit from their orchids, especially so in the current economy. This results in large levels of waster and lost profit for the farmers.

Meet our Incubator 1 Cohort & their Startups

Over the last 6 months, we’ve had 10 entrepreneurs join us as they build, scale, and grow from seed to MVP (Minimum Viable Product). Working closely with our team they have developed their businesses and confidence, built their capacity, analysed different technologies, attended expert masterclasses, and built connections with Startup Shakeup and Runway networks.

Meet Regional Skills Advisor: Andrew Vittadello

Local businesses can draw from my experience of working with Australia's biggest brands and brightest minds that have successfully revolutionised businesses from the inside out.

Meet Startup: Teledrome by Jay Davis & Rohan Latimer

When something in an industry you are involved in annoys you and you have the skills to fix it, the result can have benefits for the sector globally. As an early adopter, drone racer, president of the local club and coder, Jay Davis says at first, he was scratching his own itch, before realising Teledrome’s commercial potential.

Meet Startup: Cloth Baby by Emma Avery

Combining her interest in environmental sustainability with the drive to fix a problem for parents of babies, one young mother has developed a tailored online and offline solution; Cloth Baby.

Meet Startup: Toggamo by Lucy Taylor

A new device that encourages creativity in children under 12 is one mother’s response to seeing increasing numbers of children using fitness trackers. She wants to offer an alternative to parents not keen on buying their kids a smartwatch.

Meet Startup: Kopeka by Tom Donaldson

Coming up with an idea that has national and international application using augmented reality technology was exciting but something that XplorAR partners didn't know how to navigate, nor how to fund.

Meet Startup: Bookable Swipe Access by Lachlan Carboon & Ryan Falconer

Now in year 11, the partners in this swipe card door locking system have unlocked a whole lot of new possibilities by participating in Startup Shakeup programs. They now know how to start a company and have increased confidence and networks to take this knowledge with them on their solution-finding journey.

Meet Startup: Gourmet You by Tarnya Bruinier

Attending a food festival that didn't cater for her children's food intolerances led this young woman to develop meal bases, cake mixes and workshops for people in a similar position.

Meet Startup: Liminas by Fiona Elgin

With improved outcomes for regional communities at the heart of her concept, it's no surprise Fiona is passionate about the role startups and small businesses can play in delivering these outcomes. She's also a strong advocate for ensuring support offered takes into account the differences between regional and metropolitan.