Demo Day marks the official completion of the MAP 2013 Program.
This week marks the culmination of three months of hard work by our MAP13 Entrepreneurial Fellows. Demo Day Melbourne was held earlier this week, and marked the official completion of the program. Each team presented a final pitch to a full house of investors, mentors and distinguished guests of the University. Below is a summary of each team’s accomplishments during the MAP program, and where they are headed next.
- 2Mar Robotics has sold $100,000 in pre-orders and is continuing to develop and refine its robotic arm prototype. The final product is expected to ship in early 2014. The 2Mar team welcomes suggestions and feedback from individuals with quadriplegia.
- Client Catalyst provides cost effective marketing solutions for small businesses on the mobile platform. Since beginning the MAP program this startup has reached profitability! Client Catalyst is now focused now growing its client base, and welcomes introductions to small business owners.
- Cortera Neurotechnologies designs and manufactures implantable medical devices to revolutionise the treatment of incurable neurological conditions. The cutting-edge technology developed by Cortera has been reported by the New York Times. Cortera is currently seeking funding, and welcomes introductions from investors.
- Ebla is an online platform for Australia’s best legal minds to showcase their expertise. Since joining the MAP program, the Ebla team has focused on product development, and is currently working in collaboration with legal professionals and law schools. Ebla continues to seek collaborative partnerships with members of the legal profession.
- SwatchMate is a pocket friendly colour detector that can capture the colour of any surface. Since joining the MAP program SwatchMate has become a finalist in the 2013 Melbourne Design Awards, and shortlisted in the 2013 Sydney and Brisbane Design Awards. SwatchMate is currently gearing up to launch its Kickstarter campaign, as well as a funding round in Q1 2014.
- The Price Geek is a search engine for the market price of anything you want to buy online. Since joining MAP, its customer base has grown by over 30% month-on-month. CNN recently used The Price Geek’s data in an article on the shutdown of the illegal marketplace Silk Road. This team is open to conversations with interested investors.
Our MAP13 startup teams will be headed to Sydney on Tuesday 15 October 2013. Limited places at Demo Day Sydney are available, where you can meet the teams and see them pitch – register here.
Photo courtesy of Kwang, Melbourne Business School.
This post was contributed by Wen Xi, MAP Associate.