Meet our Summer24 Accelerator cohort

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Holly Brooks
February 8, 2024
Summer24 Startmate Accelerator cohort

Drumroll, please! 

The Summer24 Cohort is ready for lift-off. 

If we had to use one word to describe this group, it would be hungry: hungry to solve problems, hungry to prove themselves, hungry to leave their mark on the world. Already they have demonstrated an intensity and focus that has us incredibly excited to watch them unleash over the next 3 months.

From novel wireless charging technology to regenerative-fibre composite material and scalable early intervention autism therapy, these founders are not just dreaming of new and better futures, they are building them.

Some quick but important stats before we dive in:

  • 60% women co-founded 
  • 80% of the final cohort were direct referrals from our community
  • 40% of the companies are hardware
  • 1 of the companies came through our pre-accelerator program, Launch Club 

Carbonaught

One-liner: Carbonaught uses basalt as a synthetic fertiliser replacement to grow more food, on less land at lower cost with lower emissions. 

Carbonaught is revolutionising the global food system. By utilising basalt as a synthetic fertiliser replacement, they're making food growth far more efficient, not only growing more food but also doing it on less land, at lower cost, and with lower emissions. Carbonaught reduces fertiliser costs by up to 50%, and emission intensity by up to 80%. They aim to reengineer the way we grow food while helping farmers deliver profitable, low-emission agriculture. With a team boasting expertise in data science, engineering, machine learning, and geophysics, Carbonaught is set to make a significant impact.

Video intro here. 

Founders: Andrew Pedley, James Lyons, Scott Keenan

Location: Brisbane

Everbility

One-liner: AI-powered report writing co-pilot for allied health professionals.

Everbility is here to solve the time-consuming pain of report writing for allied health professionals. By cutting down report-writing time by a staggering 80%, this AI-powered co-pilot allows professionals to focus on what matters most. With a mission-driven founder and a team combining years of experience in disability support, occupational therapy, and product engineering, Everbility is the solution to streamline and improve the healthcare system.

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Founders: Angela Mariani, Mani Batra

Location: Newcastle

Graphics et al.

One-liner: Software that enables health professionals to create accessible health information diagrams and animations for their patients in minutes, ie. Canva for medicine.

Graphics et al. brings simplicity to healthcare information. With this novel software, health professionals can create accessible diagrams and animations within minutes. Think of it as Canva for medicine, empowering professionals to improve health literacy and prevent unnecessary hospitalisations. Founded by an anatomist and graphic designer, Graphics et al. serves the specific needs of the healthcare industry.

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Founders: Chris Pymble

Location: Brisbane

Keeyu 

One-liner: Keeyu predicts and prevents post-purchase e-commerce customer complaints.

Keeyu is here to revolutionise the e-commerce post-purchase experience. Their centralised dashboard uses real-time data analytics to predict if an online shopper’s order will arrive on time or not, empowering customer support teams to prevent delayed orders and reduce customer complaints proactively. With a leadership team that brings together expertise in retail, technical development, and customer support, Keeyu is changing the way we shop. 

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Founders: Jevon Le Roux, Tahir Rauf, Tracy Godtschalk

Location: Sydney

Kite Therapy 

One-liner: Kite Therapy is on a mission to make evidence-based therapy for autism more affordable and accessible by combining best-practice therapy with world-class technology.

Kite Therapy’s mission is to reduce the cost of early intervention therapy by a whopping 99%, allowing families around the world to access timely support. With founders who are experts in the NDIS system and a team driven by passion and personal experience with autism, Kite Therapy is on a mission to change lives.

Video intro here. 

Founders: Rachelle Dunstan, Matthew Morrison, Gregor Whyte

Location: Melbourne

KiwiFibre 

One-liner: KiwiFibre's composite materials solve technical and ecological problems of global industries.

KiwiFibre turns plants into racecars. This is made possible through their regenerative fibre composite material that solves technical and ecological problems across global industries. From aerospace to sports equipment, they partner with manufacturers to turn KiwiFibre into products that perform better, at a fraction of the CO2 footprint. Their vision: to build a world where natural, renewable resources solve environmental problems and drive humanity forward. 

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Founders: Ben Scales, William Murrell

Location: Christchurch, NZ

Learna 

One-liner: Learna is a microlearning app for people skills at work; it uses the platform data to provide unique insight into an organisations’ workforce.

Learna is the go-to microlearning app for essential workplace skills and creating a culture of learning. By leveraging platform data, Learna provides valuable insights into an organisation's workforce, enabling individuals and organisations to learn and evolve. With the solo founder's impressive hustle and a user-centric approach, Learna is already generating revenue, proactively building its business, and is on a mission to transform how people learn, grow and engage at work.

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Founders: Lisa Lie

Location: Melbourne

NOA The Brand

One-liner: Developing next gen wireless charging technology to power up industrial devices.

NOA THE BRAND is disrupting the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) space with its next-gen wireless charging technology. By enabling wireless charging for industrial devices, NOA aims to reduce cable dependency and contribute to the global e-waste problem. With a highly skilled technical team and innovative patent-pending technology, NOA THE BRAND is set to transform how devices are powered.

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Founders: Arvin Bayat, Christel Hadiwibawa 

Location: Sydney

Telemattica 

One-liner: Providing heavy industry customers with real-time data on the condition of their critical infrastructure to increase reliability, reduce cost and improve safety across their operations.

Telemattica is revolutionising the management of critical infrastructure through real-time data. Heavy industry customers can now detect problems early and deploy proactive maintenance immediately, all thanks to Telemattica's data-as-a-service product offerings. Their impressive pace, high margins, and customer retention rate make them a true standout in our cohort.

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Founders: Tim Vale, Tom George

Location: Sydney

Venu 

One-liner: One rewards program for every restaurant, bar, and café.

Venu is simplifying the world of rewards programs for the hospitality industry. Members link their payment cards directly on the terminal, earning rewards when spending across the network to redeem at their favourite locations. Venu aggregates customer tastes and behavioural data across the network to deeply personalise deals, rewards, and recommendations for each member – increasing average spend, driving repeat visits, and attracting new customers for businesses.

Video intro here. 

Founders: Kieran Gardiner, James McArthur

Location: Queenstown, NZ

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