Founder of Orderlina
Orderlina: Smart Solutions for Hospitality Brands
Winners of Fiverr Prize and International available on the market stream prize.
This year we invited innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses, students and the community to find ways to reinvigorate and reimagine Melbourne through creative, innovative and technology-enabled solutions.
After six weeks of exploring how to use data and technology to bring vibrancy back into our city in a post-Covid world, the finalists presented their best ideas at the Open Innovation Competition Pitch Showcase.
Winners were announced on the night with a number of exciting prizes up for grabs including a slice of the $30,000 cash prize pool, entry into the University of Melbourne’s Velocity Program and RMIT’s LaunchHub program, SBE Australia Accelerating Women-led Business prize, $5,000 to spend on Fiverr.com, a product discovery workshop with creative agency Mo Works, a Startup Victoria prize pack and more...
Participants were also encouraged to approach the problem with a ‘global mindset’ and we will announce our international prize winners, who will have the opportunity to test their solutions internationally in Indonesia and Vietnam through pathway programs, including the NCubation program by 11th Space; the La Trobe Global Market Accelerator program, and mentoring hours with RMIT Vietnam alumni.
Each pitch was subject to live Q&A by a panel of experts and prizes were awarded by our wonderful competition partners.
Welcome address by Deputy Lord Mayor Nicholas Reece
Founder of Orderlina
Orderlina: Smart Solutions for Hospitality Brands
Winners of Fiverr Prize and International available on the market stream prize.
Founder and Director of POPS4public
POPS4public fills the gaps in providing accessible and inclusive public spaces in cities through activating Privately-Owned Public Spaces (POPS). It provides an online platform and mobile app, where users can search and find free publicly accessible places for their individual and social activities.
Founder of Pelican Studios and Make Mob
Helios blends art, sustainable technology and place-making to rethink how we meet those needs. It provides power and free wifi for city dwellers and visitors.Its epic beauty draws people to urban spaces; its interactivity invites them to stay, work and play. It’s innovative technology and unique collaborative project model encourages us to rethink our collective future.
Founders of WADOO
WADOO is your city gamified - think events, missions, and real-world rewards that allow you to (re)discover your city, young or old. Through augmented reality, smart route recommendations and real-time event data, WADOO is an innovative and exciting app that promotes all your local city has to offer and encourages you to get involved.
Winners of RMIT LaunchHUB program, Startup Victoria Prize, Product Discovery Workshop, Fiverr Prize and International idea/prototype stream prize.
Co-Founder of Kibble Pty Ltd & Love at First Bite
'Love at First Bite' is a fun and interactive way to be matched with bars and eateries, book a table and win prizes. Like Tinder, but for food and drinks. LAFB is powered by data that optimises customers' hospitality experiences. We focus on real-time, granular data, alongside psychographic techniques and collaborative-filtering mechanics, allowing us to map out preferences and make a match.
MAP Velocity Program winners
Founders of EverythingData
EverythingData is your must-have real-time advisor for guaranteed retail success. It understands your goals, identifies sales opportunities and recommends sales strategies so you sell more without having to do all the hard work alone. It is data-driven and its AI becomes smarter with more use.
Winners of MAP Velocity Program and RMIT LaunchHUB program
CEO Startup Victoria
Managing Director at CivVic Labs
Research Leader, Australasia, Arup Foresight, Research + Innovation
Director, Economic Development and International at City of Melbourne
Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program, La Trobe University
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