Leading Australian accelerator ANZ Innovyz START has announced its latest intake of seven start-ups for summer this year, with director Dr Jana Matthews saying it’s one of the strongest groups to enter the program so far.
“We’ve raised the bar again in terms of requiring the founding team to include people focused on sales and marketing, finance and operations, as well as technology,” she says in a statement.
“As a result, we identified the strongest companies with the best potential to grow rapidly. Some teams already have investor interest, so we’re very excited about how quickly we’ll be able to accelerate their growth.”
The program will be run across two cities – Adelaide and Sydney.
The companies taking part in Adelaide include: FTE Solutions, which provides education providers and industry with links to technology, software and hardware; Maker’s Empire, a company that makes it easy for people to design and print in 3D from tablets; Tootz, an advertising and promotions platform; and Pozzey, a provider of indoor and micro-location solutions for mobile devices.
In Sydney the companies in the program are: Edisse, a company focused on becoming the leading provider of medical devices and analytics for the elderly; Wahuna, which uses technology to create one-on-one learning experiences; and World Academy, a global edutech start-up that provides high value online courses in partnership with experts.
Also taking part in the accelerator is Broken Arms Games, an ANZ Innovyz BRIDGE program company, which combines narration, music animation and user interaction to create a new form of media that engages, entertains and educates customers and users.
The program will end with a pitching event to investors on May 8.