33 entrepreneurs in four teams kicked off their online startup businesses this weekend. Here’s where they’re up to:
Markive is a web based platform that allows its users to capture street art through the camera functionality of their mobile devices. Markive then acts as a map based archive of street art pieces or street art sites with the functionality to “zoom” through time and watch the evolution of an artwork or the site of an artwork.
AppyWife is mobile app that offers husbands a way to please their woman on special occasions without having to remember the little details. It takes the hassle out of gift giving by suggesting relevant sites and one click solutions for gift ideas. AppyWife makes happy wives by reminding men of special dates.
Want a happy wife? Remember, you need AppyWife.
The construction industry is generating a lot of wasted building materials, which go straight to landfill. Yet these materials have value and people want them. Skiip helps solve this problem by connecting buyers and sellers of recycled building materials. It makes money by clipping the ticket on each transaction.
We’ve been running this site for 12 months and currently have 10,000 visitors to the site each month. We’ve identified our key demographic to be professional women 28–35. We currently charge $2 per listing and generate about $10kpa.
The Qjumpr platform allows consumer and corporate buyers special access to exclusive products, services and other scarce items. Initially focussing on the restaurant market, the Qjumpr iPhone application provides a unique opportunity to book a table via a fun and engaging auction process. Through Qjumpr, buyers will be able to bid to book tables at highly sought after restaurants that would otherwise require bookings 4-8 weeks in advance.
In time, Qjumpr could expand vertically within the food and hospitality market, as well as into other markets including; pre sale tickets to events, new fashion lines, technology items and travel; allowing a market value to be established and providing valuable pricing information to the product or service vendor.
Also check out Simon’s photos of Launch48 Melbourne.
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