GRIFFIN 2016

Teams currently participating in the program:

Rockstars and Royalty http://rockstarsandroyalty.com.au/

Rockstars and Royalty’s customisable special occasion dresses make it easy for everybody to buy a high end dress that makes them feel confident and beautiful. Our dresses are available in a huge range of custom sizes and the brand is body positive and inclusive, featuring models of a variety of dress sizes and body types. Within each design, customers are able to choose from options such as skirt length, colour, sleeve length and embellishments. We aim to empower customers to embrace their individuality and to confidently express themselves in a dress that is uniquely theirs.

Mashblox https://www.facebook.com/Mashblox/

Mashblox has invented a feeding aid that combines children’s tendency to play with their food and explore the world through their mouth, into something both less messy and more hygienic. Infants 6 months old are able to feed themselves, and it gamifies food for children up to 4 years, while promoting autonomy and development of healthy eating habits.

Anti Grabbity www.antigrabbity.com

Hollie started her first business, BizzTools 12 years ago, developing online Loan Calculators for mortgage brokers and banks. Five years ago she invented two sewing tools, one of which has been manufactured, marketed and sold worldwide. The second tool is to be launched in 2017.

Anti Grabbity is her fourth invention and aims to save small kids from falling off balconies and young adults from engaging in risky behavior like balcony hopping during “Schoolies”, and in party destinations like Ibiza.

CycleLifeHQ www.cyclelifehq.com

Globally there is a $70+billion spend on bikes rides, tours and activities.  The industry is fragmented and growing quickly and customers and providers are looking for better ways to connect.  CycleLifeHQ  was launched a little over 3 months ago and has gained traction in Australia with listings and providers from over 10 locations signing up.  It is  now scaling for global reach on the back of purchasing the digital rights to over 1500 curated rides from across the globe.
CycleLifeHQ was founded by Charles Black who left his corporate life of 25 years to change the world by making cycling better for everyone. Matt Ryan, a co-founder, has had extensive experience in building and growing businesses and has established several digital platforms.

Hometaste https://hometaste.com.au/

Hometaste allows busy locals to purchase authentic home style meals prepared by accredited home cooks and chefs in their neighbourhood for delivery.
The current food industry has given us food that is convenient but lack in human touch. We are empowering cooks on every street to feed their communities in a more nourishing way – with home cooked meals.

Hometaste is currently feeding Canberra and we have over 25 cooks signed up.


GRIFFIN 2015

teams graduating at end August 2015:

OzGuild http://ozguild.com.au/

With integrated computer vision technology, OzGuild is fusing the physical and digital realms of Magic: the Gathering

Dilkara Essence of Australia http://www.dilkaraessenceofaustralia.com.au/

Dilkara Essence of Australia is a Canberra- based, Indigenous owned and inspired Australian made company who specialises in boutique, naturally-derived hair and skin care products using Australian Indigenous cultural heritage ingredients to achieve the best for your hair and skin.

Hact http://hs.hact.io/

Magic moments in tech. Inspiring young people to use technology by empowering them to make real things through both local events and online.

myBUZZ App http://mybuzzapp.com/

myBUZZ smart paging system is a mobile app that saves businesses time and money by instantly notifying their customers, via their phone, that their order or table is ready.

SignOnSite http://www.signonsite.com.au/

SignOnSite helps organisations safeguard their employees, contractors and visitors by leveraging the technology already in their pockets.

Solar Bare http://solarbare.com.au/

Solar Bare is a new label that creates beautiful sun protection apparel.  Solar Bare’s range makes covering up a fashion statement.


GRIFFIN 2014

Forty teams applied to GRIFFIN accelerator and after a competitive process only 5 were selected. After 3 months intensive work guided by the GRIFFIN mentors, all five teams have real customer traction and were making rapid progress. In late September the teams presented to investors in Canberra and Sydney, all five teams received investor interest with over 45 specific expressions of interest.

Enabled Employment

Enabled employment enables employers to tap into a huge untapped talent pool of Australians living with a disability using telework technology to remove barriers. -https://www.enabledemployment.com/

status: raised SEED round (details not disclosed) see their social media for latest updates

Made for Me

Madefor.me is a marketplace connecting designers, local manufacturers, and consumers who want unique, made to order 3D printed designs – http://www.madefor.me/

status: opened American office, growing rapidly

Quizling

Quizling is taking the ‘quick quiz’ and building a social-gaming platform to engage learners across the classroom and across the world. With enterprise level analytics and privacy management, Quizling is the complete platform for learning. -http://www.quizlingapp.com/

status: raised SEED round (details not disclosed) and product in beta

Symberra

Symberra is a cloud-based data analytic platform that specialises in large-scale data modelling and simulations. Our optimised data storage and simulation algorithms enable the domain experts to gain in-depth insights from big data in a fraction of the time required today. http://www.symberra.com/

status: product in trial with large customer

Snapknock

Facebook for Auctions – with a motto “Social Local Fast”, Snapknock is the only pre-loved belonging buy and sell platform built with social in mind from ground up. With emphasis on people, not items or businesses, Snapknock takes social commerce to the next stage. – http://www.snapknock.com

status: not under active development