The Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator, opened in Australia in 2010, and since then, it has helped launch over 35 new technology companies between its chapters in Sydney and Perth. It was recently named a leader in the Perth startup ecosystem, according to a city-commissioned report and is also currently testing a new launch in Melbourne, its third Australian city (submit your interest to bring a program to Melbourne by Sunday, March 16th!).
While all of the Australian Founder Institute graduates are exceptional, there are a few who stand out. The graduates profiled below have all achieved significant milestones in 2013, building meaningful and enduring technology companies aimed at improving the lives of people all over the world.
Without further adieu, we proudly present to you the Top Founder Institute Graduates in Australia of 2013;
Slidefish helps businesses collaborate more efficiently across online channels by providing tools for users to deliver, share, and comment on presentations and documents on any browser or device. It competed at the 14th Founder Showcase in San Francisco and raised funding.
Food Orbit simplifies buying and selling local and responsibly-farmed food by enabling wholesale buyers of food to connect and trade directly with local farmers and producers online. Shortly after graduating, it received funding from venture investor BlueChilli.
GeoMoby brings location and context awareness to your mobile apps with their battery safe, real-time solution for tracking, geofencing and messaging. They recently announced a partnership with Buzztouch to help bring their product to a wider audience.
Cashtivity is an education company which provides an innovative collaborative platform built entirely of apps to make it fun and easy for kids to learn how to build businesses. It was recently awarded a prestigious grant by the Australian government and also competed at the Women 2.0 Conference.
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