CEO Dr Craig Davis announces successful participants for Griffin Accelerator Program

18/06/2015

Griffin

CEO Dr Craig Davis has announced the successful participants for the Griffin startup Accelerator program.

GRIFFIN Accelerator will invest in and mentor seven great teams this year. Over the next three months we will help them validate their products and start fast growth,’ said Dr Davis.

‘We have a wonderful diversity in this year’s successful startups – from apps to platforms to brand-led to science-driven and including physical products as well as scalable technologies. All teams have innovations with the potential to make a big impact,’ he said.

Eighty-four startups pitched to participate in the program in 2015. GRIFFIN Accelerator selected the final seven teams who will receive investment of up to $300,000 over a three month period.

‘The mentors and I are particularly pleased that four of the seven teams have women co-founders,’ said Dr Davis ‘and we hope that is a sign that the typical imbalance in the ratio of male to female entrepreneurs can change’.

GRIFFIN Accelerator is a three month intensive program run by a group of experienced Canberra entrepreneurs who invest in, host, teach and mentor selected startups to create successful businesses.

GRIFFIN Accelerator’s portfolio includes last year’s substantial successes Enabled Employment, Quizling and Madefor.me.

GRIFFIN Accelerator Teams 2015

Hact

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

Solution Solution 

ART. SCIENCE. LAUNDRY.

Advanced laundry products researched and developed in partnership with CSIRO.

OzGuild

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

Dilkara

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.

myBUZZ App

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

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

Solar Bare

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

 

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