We have been entering the Australian startup scene more and more over the years, as the ecosystem has been building at a faster and faster pace, especially in our own Newsdio Battlefield Australia in 2017. More evidence that The scene is growing recently. of the Pause Fest conference in Melbourne. This event has been strengthening in recent years and is quickly becoming a must see for new Australian companies seeking international attention nationwide.
I was able to participate "virtually" to interview several of those who appeared in the Startup Pitch Competition, so here is a summary of some of the most prominent companies.
Medinet Australia is a health technology startup whose goal is to make medical care more convenient and accessible to Australians by allowing doctors to consult with patients through an application. Something similar to applications such as Babylon Health, the Medinet telehealth application allows patients to obtain clinical advice from a family doctor remotely; access prescriptions and receive medications; access pathology results; Email your medical certificate directly to your employer; and access specialist references along with initial information about specialists, such as their rates, waiting list and patient experience. They have raised $ 3M in Angel financing and are looking for institutional financing in due time. Given the vast distances of Australia, Medinet is well placed to capitalize on the change of the population towards much more convenient telehealth applications. (1st place winner)
Everty allows companies to easily manage, monitor and monetize electric vehicle charging stations. But this is not about infrastructure. Instead, they link workplaces and accounting systems to the EV charging network, which makes it more like a "Salesforce for EV charging." It is available for commercial and domestic cargo tracking. He has also raised a round of angels and is about to raise more funds. (2nd place winner)
AI in spectrum
It is a sad fact that people with autism statistically tend to die younger, and unfortunately, the suicide rate is much higher for autistic people. "Ai on Spectrum" takes an accessible approach to help autistic children and their families find supportive environments and feel empowered. The game encourages those with autism to explore their emotional side and arms them with coping strategies when times get tough, applying artificial intelligence and machine learning in the process to help the user. (3rd place winner)
Professional beekeepers need a fast, reliable and easy-to-use registry for their bees and this startup does exactly that. But it is also developing a software + sensor technology to provide beekeepers with more accurate analysis, allowing them to receive an early warning about problems and problems. Its technology could even, in the future, be used to warn of upcoming wildfires by detecting the change in the behavior of bees. (Additional Hacker Exchange winner)
Rechargeable batteries for things like cars can be reused again, but the key to using them is to be able to extend their lives. Relectrify says its battery control software can unlock the full performance of each cell, increasing the life of the battery cycle. It will also reduce storage costs by providing AC output without the need for a battery inverter for new and second-life batteries. Its advanced battery management system combines energy and electricity monitoring to quickly verify which are the strongest and weakest cells, allowing up to 30% more battery life, as well as implementing the "second life storage". So far, they have a project with Nissan and American Electric Power and have raised a $ 4.5M Series A. (SingularityU Additional winner)
Unfortunately, older people and patients can get pressure sores if they leave too much time. People can even die of pressure sores. In addition, hospitals may end up in litigation on the subject. What is needed is a technology that can prevent this, as well as predict where in the patient's body it could be most affected. That is what Gabriel has invented: using multimodal technology to prevent and detect falls and pressure sores. Its passive monitoring technology is for home or hospital use and consists of a resistive sheet with sensors that connect to a system that can understand the pressure in a bed. It has FDA approval, is pending patent and is already working in some Hawaiin hospitals. So far he has raised $ 2 million in Angel and is now raising money.
Here is a sample of Pause Fest: