Meet the new Germinate PLUS cohort!

Meet the new Germinate PLUS cohort!

Christmas came early for some, in the form of a spot in our upcoming startup accelerator program.

Twelve teams of aspiring entrepreneurs are one step closer to achieving their goal of startup success after being selected for The University of Queensland’s ilab Germinate Plus accelerator program.

The teams will have access to a global network of professionals, as well as one-on-one mentorship sessions with UQ’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Haystack founder and CEO Ran Heimann, who will share his 20 years of business experience and knowledge around startups.

The startups selected for the 2019 Germinate Plus program are:

Algae-Caviar – helping people seeking Omega-3 DHA and EPA to supplement their diet with a plant-based, safe, versatile alternative to fish oil.

Brandtools – enabling users to upload a logo and instantly generate hundreds of graphic designs based on its colours and stylistic themes.

Fiffy Solutions – offering an accurate and affordable people-counting solution based on sensor technology.

Clear Sky Genomics – developing tools to help people understand and engage with the information in their genome.

Homecube – providing housing that is cheaper, faster to construct, and that absorbs more CO2.

Inkquiry – developing a smart pen to make it easier for parents and teachers to track student progress.

NetKey – helping event organisers streamline interactions with and between event attendees through a combination of physical hardware and innovative software.

ParaSpace – using augmented reality and virtual reality to help workplace health and safety trainers reduce training times and simulate high-risk scenarios.

Powersphere – an omnidirectional wind turbine, capable of producing electricity regardless of wind direction.

PowerWells – using electronic waste such as old laptop batteries to make small solar systems for remote and disadvantaged communities, including in rural Indonesia.

Property Disruption – a data-based platform helping property owners profile tenants to place compatible renters within the one property.

Sustaen – developing a decentralised waste management network of composting systems that process organic waste into high-quality, commercial-grade organic fertiliser.

Read more about the annoucement and teams on the UQ website.