iAccelerate Resident Update – October 2017
Our residents have been busy! Lots of new staff hires, attending international conferences, launching new products, Minimal Viable Product Grants and more! Find out what they’ve been up.
Easy Agile had a busy month in September! They welcomed two new team members: Seamus Kieran in Customer Service and Jared Kells in Product & Engineering are now a team of six.
They attended the Atlassian Summit in the US where the 3,500 attendees received a copy of their brochure in their conference backpacks. The Easy Agile team heard responses like “first thing I pulled out of the bag” and “only thing from the bag I kept” which was exactly the response they were looking for. This was a lead gen campaign for Easy Agile and it will take around 60 – 80 days for the results to flow through to sales.
The two Easy Agile products now have over 12,000 uniques per week. Across the two products they have over 1,200 installations with an active maintenance contract, 99% of which are outside Australia.
RooCreate had a huge win this month! Receiving their Minimal Viable Product Grant (MVP), RooCreate is on their way to developing a unique eco-package design service. With this incredible support, the team will have the necessary resources to build a one-of-a-kind online platform dedicated for businesses to launch their products fully designed using eco-materials. With educational aspects and eco factsheets, RooCreate will be an interactive portal for businesses to not only learn, but to grow in the market.
Screen Dopamine hired two developer – Phil Scarratt & Israel Timno. Both are locals with 20+ years experience so Screen Dopamine are very happy to have them both onboard to help scale the platform.
They have also made Aussie Books for Zim (another iAccelerate resident company) the exclusive charity of Screen Dopamine! This means members can donate their points and/or time to help Aussie Books for Zim.
Minimus have two new employees – Dianliang Zhu – Chief Technology Officer and Jeanette Dacoylo – Product Development Analyst. They also have two new post-graduate IT interns from UOW – Sameer Gurung and Ashish Kumar
Minimum are in the process of building their EzSwitch Energy MVP and intend to launch their “EzSwitch Energy” service offering in the Illawarra later in October.
So far in 2017, over 80 people with a lived experience of mental illness have attended Recovery Camp.
Recovery Camp has also provided over 10,800 hours of mental health placement to students of the University of Wollongong, Charles Sturt University and the University of New England.
In December, the last Recovery Camp of 2017 will include 35 volunteers, and for the first time, nursing students of Australian Catholic University.
Quirky Kid’s BaseCamp® is Here! Developed by Clinical Psychologist, Dr Kathryn Berry, and the Quirky Kid team, BaseCamp® is an innovative anxiety program for children aged 7 to 12 years.