‘Startup Xpress’ visits CeBIT Australia

‘Startup Xpress’ visits CeBIT Australia

Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair and Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast Scot MacDonald today met with 23 startups from the Hunter and Central Coast on board the ‘Startup Xpress’ bus.

The Startup Xpress is in Sydney this week for CeBIT Australia, the Asia Pacific’s biggest technology expo, from Tuesday to Thursday at the ICC Sydney at Darling Harbour.

The Startup Xpress will give leading regional startups a fantastic opportunity to showcase their services to national and international buyers and investors from around the world at CeBIT which attracts about 15,000 people.

The Business Centre in Newcastle – part of the NSW Government’s Business Connect advisory service – has organised the bus trip to give the startups access to expert mentoring, commercialisation support, and exhibiting opportunities at CeBIT.

They will also get exclusive entry to an elite pitch night at the Sydney headquarters of Ernst and Young.

TV and radio presenter James O’Loghlin has joined the startups on the bus journey to help them develop the perfect pitch before meeting national and international buyers at CeBIT.

The Startup Xpress was made possible by the regional incubator program called Start House, which is being run by the Business Centre in Newcastle with support from Business Connect.

The Start House 100 incubator program, with the help of specialised Business Connect advisors, aims to accelerate development of 100 regional startups over five years and nurture a new generation of women startup founders.

The 23 organisations on the Startup Xpress have been chosen from among hundreds of participants in the regional Incubator program.

For further information on the CeBIT Australia website.

Follow the action live on Twitter @BusinessNSW and @JobsforNSW and use #CeBITAus

Regional startups aboard the Startup Xpress

Accessibility in the City of Mayfield – Founder Chad Ramage knows first-hand the difficulty of accessibility for people with a disability so has developed an app to provide accessibility information.

AdPad of Cameron Park – New way for businesses to advertise via pc tablets provided free to Newcastle households.

Airsight Australia of Mayfield West – Operates drones for engineering, mapping and survey operations as well as corporate video and UAV training services.

Anditi of Newcastle West – Working to unlock the potential of LiDAR, imagery and other spatial big data to provide data insights tailored to customer’s needs.

Beyou Style of Hamilton – Startup focused on bringing technology to personal styling to ‘invest in your greatest asset, yourself’.

Camplify of Newcastle – Connects owners of all types of recreational vehicles (touring caravans, static caravans, motorhomes, campervans and trailer tents) to people who want to hire them.

Chezleon of North Wyong – Inventor Cheryl Pollock developed massage wear to treat Lymphedema (blockage of lymph vessels causing fluid retention) by massaging limbs to encourage fluid flow, after suffering the condition herself from cancer.

Compeat Nutrition of Waratah West – Aims to change the way active people interact, use and receive nutritional support and knowledge.

Crave New Media of Charlestown – Digital agency specialising in the hospitality industry that built Newcastle foodie Instagram account @cravenewcastle and has launched a ‘Crave’ mobile app focused on food and drink options.

Cube Performance of Central Coast – Business intelligence software platform to help businesses make educated decisions on forecasting and reporting.

CyferLINX of North Lambton – LinkedIn for coders and developers.

Diffuse Energy of Mayfield West – Creates renewable technologies to enable a shift to a more self-sufficient energy, including a small wind turbine that achieves double power output by using an integrated diffuser.

Eighteen04 of Newcastle West – Incubator and co-working space for clean tech and smart city-based startups in the Hunter region.

Elite Robotics of Newcastle West – Using the latest vehicle control technology to develop next generation autonomous vehicles that can detect, track and avoid obstacles while taking the most efficient path.

It's Found of Newcastle – Technology company supporting organisations in every sector around the world. Since founding, it now has users around Australia, Europe, the USA and many other places.

Medconnex of North Wyong – Aims to revolutionise delivery and quality of healthcare by bringing together healthcare professionals, patients and medical information over a secure web-based technology platform.

Newie Ventures of Newcastle West – Team with engineering, electronics, embedded software design, and project management expertise to turn people's visions into products ready for market.

Obelisk Systems of Maitland – Group of engineers, scientists and innovators come together to develop cutting-edge STEM technology for Australian schools.

Optim Controls of Boolaroo – Using cloud-based technology for remote monitoring of VSD-driven (variable speed drive) applications. The monitoring device connects to industrial equipment and gathers data in the cloud accessing via a web browser.

Rapid Phenotyping of New Lambton Heights – Builds mobile devices to put the power of a laboratory into the palm of your hand allowing analysis in the field.

Start House of Newcastle West – Regional incubator to help high value businesses start-up and maximise their potential, with a goal to see 100 businesses succeed over five years, 50 women founders graduate, and 500 jobs created.

Switchdin of Newcastle West – SwitchDin's smart controller systems work with solar and battery powered assets to optimise performance, better manage energy costs, and improve the resilience of power supplies.

Three76 of Newcastle – Co-working space to help people understand how to turn ideas into products and services that people love and that can generate social and economic benefits for the Hunter region.