Recipients

We are pleased to announce 28 recipients for the Round 2 of Hot DesQ.

Our recipients will be placed at Host locations around Queensland, arriving from September 2017.

View the list of 25 Round 1 recipients.

Follow the journey of our recipients on social media #HotDesQ.

 

AlfieBTC
http://www.alfiebtc.com/

Alfie BTC allows institutional investors and high net worth individuals to buy large sums of cryptocurrency at the best price possible by combining liquidity across exchanges.

Host location: River City Labs, Brisbane
Attracted to Queensland from London

 

Ark Paradigm
www.arkparadigm.com

Ark Paradigm is a regulatory intelligence service for those who need to report financial material free of errors and omissions.

Host location: Fishburners, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from Canada

 

Aubot
https://aubot.com/

Aubot makes telepresence robots and telepresence robotic arms for people with a disability to attend work, and sick kids in hospital to attend school remotely.

Host location: QUT Bluebox, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from Victoria         

 

Brizi
http://www.brizicam.com

Brizi offers brands a new way to sponsor sporting events. Our proprietary spectator-controlled cameras bring the Jumbotron experience to every fan in the arena, on their phone. With customers within the NBA, MLS, and international tennis, Brizi has captivated fans from 95 different countries across over 4,200 hours of usage time.

Host location: QUT Bluebox, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from Canada

 

CloudPeeps
https://www.cloudpeeps.com

CloudPeeps is a freelance platform that empowers professional freelancers and businesses to do their best work. Clients can search and hire quality talent from a member-driven community of trusted freelancers. Peeps (freelancers) use the site to find new jobs and verified clients, connect with other professionals, and run their freelance businesses. 

Host location: Fishburners, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from Silicon Valley

 

CodeMakers
http://codemakers.com.au

CodeMakers teaches 8-12 year old kids to code by 'modding' their favourite game: Minecraft! We run weekly classes via video conference, where up to 8 students and a teacher will code their own Minecraft mod together and test it out in a shared Minecraft world.

Host location: River City Labs, Brisbane
Attracted to Queensland from New South Wales

 

ConferenceApe
http://www.conferenceape.com/

Dead-simple conference badge printing.

Host location: QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from Silicon Valley

 

Corilla
https://corilla.com

Corilla is a collaborative authoring and publishing tool for technical writers. Markdown, version control and publishing in one.

Host location: River City Labs, Brisbane
Attracted to Queensland from London

 

Edoome
https://www.edoome.com

Edoome is a social learning platform focused on teachers and students in the school system. Edoome provides tools for communication and collaboration between teachers, students and parents, tools to measure students progress and access to educational resources in a secure and easy to use place with just one click.

Host location: Fishburners, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from Chile

 

Equal Reality
http://equalreality.com

Unconscious bias training in virtual reality. We create a highly immersive and interactive learning experience, by putting you in the shoes of a minority in the workplace and showing you what unconscious bias feels like, from a new perspective.

Host location: Fishburners, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from New South Wales

 

Future of Sex

Future of Sex is a telehealth platform and podcast for sexual health education. It provides young people access to expert knowledge on sexuality, encompassing up-to-date perspectives from psychology, health sciences, sextech, fertility and technology.

Host location: QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from New York

 

Hip Pocket
http://www.hip.money

Hip Pocket is a FinTech software company that creates apps to help people make better financial decisions from their phone in just two minutes. Our newest product is Hip Money, a financial wellness app that helps anyone save more money and eliminate debt with a simple swipe right.

Host location: Fishburners, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from Nebraska, USA

 

Kusaga Athletic
https://www.kusagaathletic.com/

Kusaga Athletic creates future fabrics and sustainable lifestyle apparel for run, yoga, gym, outdoors. Our business model is based on principles of the circular economy and our actions directly reduce our industries impact on the planet and also provides products for consumers to play their part in mitigating climate change.

Host location: QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from New South Wales

 

LESS Industries
http://www.lessindustries.com

LESS Industries provides a suite of IoT solutions for optimization of agricultural and industrial processes. Our products save water in irrigation, reduce crop losses through early frost detection, optimize condition of fruit during shipping and diminish the cost of grain storage through spoilage prevention.

Host location: The Generator, Bundaberg
Attracted to Queensland from Chile

 

MedicSen
http://www.medicsen.net

Medicsen develops a learning algorithm connected to wearable devices and smartphones in order to predict disease evolution and future values of interest, give recommendations through a chatbot interface and automatically supply drugs through a non-invasive smartpatch also developed by the company; first step: diabetes.

Host location: Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast

Attracted to Queensland from Spain

 

Micropowerlabs
http://www.micropowerlabs.org

We are technology innovation start-up working on rapid charging technology. Our first product, Flash Pack is world's fastest charging power bank that charges up in just 15 minutes.

Host location: Fire Station 101, Ipswich

Attracted to Queensland from Pakistan

 

Pinch Labs
https://www.heypinch.com

Pinch is a workflow tool for sales and marketing teams. You're already running analytics on your website and email, now it's time to do the same for your sales voice. Discover the message that closes deals. Understand what's working and where to improve.

Host location: River City Labs, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from Silicon Valley

 

PledgeMe
https://www.pledgeme.co.nz

PledgeMe is a crowdfunding platform that helps people fund the things they care about, from community projects to craft beer companies to social enterprises. PledgeMe currently offers project, equity, and lending based crowdfunding in New Zealand, and is looking to expand to Australia with the upcoming legislation changes allowing equity crowdfunding.

Host location: Little Tokyo Two, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from New Zealand

 

Point Zero
http://pointzero.nz
Point Zero specialises in the development of interactive holographic display technology, providing engaging and immersive solutions for advertising, education, and messaging. Our product HoloSpace is a world first for combining the power of 3D visualisation with interactive technology. It immerses viewers into a world of Virtual Reality without requiring them to put on goggles.

Host location: Fire Station 101, Ipswich

Attracted to Queensland from New Zealand

 

Pycno Industries
http://www.pycno.co.uk

Pycno tackles one of the biggest challenges of this century: Food Security by building a network of wireless sensors to help farmers take better informed decisions when growing food helping them save precious resources such as water, fertiliser and pesticides while also increasing the quality and quantity of their harvest.

Host location: QUT Bluebox, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from Spain

 

RefLIVE
http://www.reflive.com 

RefLIVE is a sports technology company providing software to referees and associations, that digitises the entire match day recording process. The pen and paper method has had a good run but it’s about time football joined the 21st century!

Host location: River City Labs, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from Victoria

 

Scoodit
http://www.scoodit.com

Scoodit is the 1st cooking app ever to use visual recognition. The smart reverse cookbook that generates recipes based on the ingredients you have or want to use. “Snap snap snap and cook with what you have!”

Host location: River City Labs, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from Switzerland

 

Speedlancer
https://Speedlancer.com

Speedlancer provides freelance tasks that scale, with extraordinary results delivered by expert teams within as little as 4-Hours(TM).

Host location: Little Tokyo Two, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from Victoria

 

Turbulent
http://www.turbulent.be

We're redesigning Small Hydropower with a simple, bio-inspired turbine that allows anyone with a river or the rights to flowing water to become a renewable energy producer.

Host location: Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast

Attracted to Queensland from Chile

 

Viva City
http://www.vivacityapp.com

Viva City helps Chinese students and travellers dine like a local.

From Instant Bookings to Menu translation, Curated Deals to Alipay and WeChat Wallet Payments - Viva City makes dining out in a foreign country a lot of fun and whole lot easier.

Host location: Little Tokyo Two, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from London

 

Wisran
http://www.wisran.com

WISRAN provides software as a service to measure live the time variations of farming activities, which can improve farmer profitability from 10-30% per acre by managing the cost of machinery, labor, gas and logistics.

Host location: Canvas Coworking, Toowoomba

Attracted to Queensland from California, USA

 

Zentivo
http://www.zentivo.com.au

Zentivo is an Insurtech startup, focusing on digitising the life insurance claims process. We save claimants time, and insurers money, by streamlining the claims management process.

Host location: Little Tokyo Two, Brisbane and InnovationNQ, Townsville

Attracted to Queensland from New South Wales

 

Ziggu
http://www.ziggu.io

Ziggu offers residential real estate developers a single integrated solution to manage construction partners, customers and project planning. Resulting in less construction mistakes, less time loss and happier customers.

Host location: Little Tokyo Two, Brisbane

Attracted to Queensland from Luxembourg