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This is a part of what we want to explore this semester with the Audacious profiles. The stories surrounding the start-ups that have gone through this program before – the passion, fears, articulations – and how they can motivate, inform and inspire us in regards to our own endeavours.
For now, here’s a bit more detail on the top 40, whose start-ups relate to everything from security, sustainability and countering our mass-marketed, mass-produced food system to creativity, self-actualization and community.
Trust Bee (Alex Black, Shun Yu Wu): Trust Bee will verify the reliability and trustworthiness of online stores, making it safer and more enjoyable for consumers to shop online.
Globelet (Ryan Everton): A sustainable, aesthetic and customable alternative to your disposable cup, aimed at reducing waste at festivals and stadium events.
Scarfie Textbooks (Andy Foster): An online hub for buying, selling and exchanging textbooks at the University of Otago.
A Public Transport Network (Evan Bloomfield): A sustainable public transport network for passengers and freight to Queenstown.
Shout! (David Booth): Embargoed.
Carri-Cell (Maria Brett): Embargoed
The Noble Kebab (Seamus Burgess and Andrew Springford): A portable kebab van/station in Dunedin.
Kowhai Feeder (Ceire Hopley and Lee White): A feeder designed to entice native birds and bird song back to cities.
Powdered Supplements (Amanda Cooke): Embargoed
Savage Supplements (Devon Mason and David Tuisaula): A pre-workout supplement made and sold in New Zealand, cheaper and more effective than its American counterparts.
Learn Coach (David Cameron): A comprehensive online learning platform in New Zealand for high school students.
Soft Hit Hand Guard (Tom Maguire): A new form of motorbike hand guard, without the negatives.
Student Fashion HQ (Michael Gin): In alliance with the Otago Polytechnic a store showcasing young Dunedin fashion designers and their clothing.
$3 Dinner (Francisco Hernandez): A $3 dinner catering to students at the Otago University and Otago Polytechnic.
Face-to-Face (Ceire Hopley and Guy Hopley): A program aimed at helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorders through addressing identity and emotion in facial processing.
MeatMail (David Booth, Harry Uffindell): High quality meat that is pre-paid and delivered weekly on a ‘subscription’ basis, through an easy to use online processing system to students in Dunedin.
Are you Linked in? (Laura Judge): A networking organization connecting disparate groups in our society with those willing and able to help.
Demi Duo (Demi Keys): Embargoed
KANLink (Adrian Cross, Nathan Sime, Kieran McKewen): A smart phone means for discovering nature and contributing to scientific endeavours.
Black Cat Early Learning (Fabienne Lecomte, Rachel Kaspers, Libby Neale): Using contemporary learning methods to teach children through audio-visual means.
Isopop (Rory Gowan): An isotonic, caffeinated popsicle.
DeskIT (Omri Moyal): Embargoed
Shareiton (Omri Moyal): Embargoed
Online food service (Erin Park): An affordable online breakfast and lunch order and pickup service for busy university students.
Simple Health (Deborah Lambie): A new software which will integrate all healthcare organizations within New Zealand, before moving into the global marketplace.
Plastication (Eleanor Parker): A new, alternative plastic recycling system – changing public perception of plastics from a waste material into an energy resource.
i-Spy Car Security (Richard Powell): A car security system based around the use of cameras rather than burglar alarms.
Atticus (Jenny Yun and Kendall Flutey): A secure online platform allowing easy and efficient collaboration between legal professionals and their clients.
Online Food website (Hannah Feenstra): A website designed to provide you with a selection of healthy meals that are changed regularly to include the best of seasonal produce from which the ingredients, in the exact quantities you need them, will be delivered to your door.
Online Farmers Market (Martin White): An online farmers market where local, healthy food can be bought and delivered straight from the producer, without the supermarket middle-man squeezing out the value.
Shisha Parlour (Mufadhal Valibhai): A shisha or ‘hookah’ parlour in Dunedin.
Throw Like a Girl (Natasha J Stillman, Freya Haanan, Alice Jackson, Sarah Freiburger, Chontelle Syme): A mentoring system aimed at showing girls and young women how to push through boundaries by refusing to accept the limits imposed upon them by society-at-large and the media.
Wallscape (Rhiannon Steptoe): A method of urban agriculture utilizing vertical gardening for those that live and/or work in the city with little to no gardening space.
Eazy Squeezy (Sam Reynolds): Spreadable butter in a tube.
Zany R.C (K Smith): A new way of selling music through reviving the record shop, replacing outdated Compact Discs with RCs (Record Codes) – sealed packages that contain a unique download code, combined with the artist’s artwork/lyrics/pictures that music fans love.
Sgt. Apples (Kev Smith): A practical, inexpensive single serve cider option.
Om Noms (Kevin Smith): Warm desserts that will be stocked in pie warmers in dairies and petrol stations throughout New Zealand.
Locale (Nick Little, Nicole Morris, Michael Smith): An Android based mobile application that utilizes Augmented Reality technology to bridge the gab between virtual and real worlds – sharing your experiences in different locations with others through social media.
Catch 22 (Kirk Feather): A live website for design students in the four specialties of Communication, Product, Fashion and Interior to gain real industry standard experience.
Glow Guy Ropes (George Wilkins): Glow in the dark tent guy ropes.