Introducing the 2017 E3 (Empower, Evolve, Escalate) program cohort

We are so pleased to introduce the 2017 cohort from our E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate program for early stage female-led tech start-ups.

SBE Australia’s General Manager, Julie Demsey, said it was a privilege to work with such a diverse and talented cohort of tech entrepreneurs.

“It has been so exciting to see how far these women have come over the course of the 8 week program, how much work they have put in, and how their businesses have progressed,” Julie said.

Congratulations to our Founders!

SBE Australia 2017 E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate Cohort

Emma Blomfield, The Decorating School www.thedecoratingschool.com

The Decorating School is an online school that teaches homeowners how to confidently walk into a furniture or homewares store and make purchase decisions without questioning or doubting their choices.

Chantel Cleminson, Mentors Insync www.mentorsinsync.com

Mentors Insync is an intelligent cloud-based software as a service platform that connects mentors and mentees. It empowers users and provides them with an opportunity to succeed.

Jacqueline Custodio, LightsApp www.lightsapp.com

Lightsapp is an "ICT On-demand Talent Platform" which provides a marketplace for both candidates and companies to meet through a direct connection with each other in real-time.

Yvette DuBourdieu, Ellaslist www.ellaslist.com.au

Launched in 2011, Ellaslist  is a Local Around-You digital media platform aimed at Australian Families - connecting them to the best things in their neighbourhood.

Amanda Falconer and Abbie Widin, FarmVoice

FarmVoice helps agricultural input companies find their highest potential clients easily. FarmVoice increases sales results with less waste of resources by using data already available.

Lorraine Gnanadickam, Food St www.foodst.com.au

In every neighbourhood there are people passionate about cooking who would love to share their food with others… and there are people who are time poor but yearning for a good home-cooked meal. FoodSt is an online platform that connects these time-poor households with passionate home cooks in their local area who prepare meals for them to enjoy.

Daniella Menachemson, Furniture & Me www.furnitureandme.com

The Furniture & Me vision is to have you create your ideal piece of furniture by yourself. Through an online product builder, customers can select the style of sofa you want for thier home, including a wide range of fabrics and leg options.

Rebecca Mitrevski, MS STEM

MS STEM is a digital marketplace that addresses the barriers to females entering STEM fields by facilitating commercially valuable connections between STEM businesses and female students. MS STEM uses self-service, psychometric testing and machine learning to more effectively connect female students to STEM opportunities.

Jacqueline Park, Carrots Money www.carrots.money

Carrots is the first app targeting behaviour, helping users make the right decisions at the right time. With automated savings + personalised nudges, we help users build smarter money habits.

Dr Yolanda Surjan, RadVet www.radvet.com.au

RadVet provides a unique, cost effective, telehealth skin cancer referral and mobile treatment solution for the world’s three million skin cancer affected pets.

Victoria Tulloch, The Kindred Story www.kindredstory.com

Kindred helps ambitious boutique brands with their marketing via online tools, templates, downloads and webinars.

Ainslie Williams, Qualie www.qualie.com

Qualie is an online market research solution that uses the power of video and people to help businesses assess initiatives and create impact with stakeholders. It combines the best of qualitative and quantitative approaches in an agile and cost effective way.

Lynn Wood, Ideas Spies www.IdeaSpies.com

IdeaSpies is an ideas platform - a hub for inspiration. A private version is available for organisations seeking to engage their staff more by giving them a simple, easy to use, transparent and fun way to suggest ideas to management.

These amazing female tech entrepreneurs who made up our 2017 E3 cohort wanted to inspire female founders to step out of their comfort zones and learn from a program like E3 (Empower, Evolve, Escalate). Watch the 5-minute video here

More information about the SBE Australia E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate program

Julie thanked all the SBE Australia E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate sponsors and all the program guest experts.

Guest Experts

Clare Hallam, Board member, SBE Australia

Haneesha Nimmagadda, UX Consultant, Microsoft

Kim Stewart-Smith, Oceania Corporate Services Leader, EY, SBE Australia Cornerstone Partner

Maureen Murphy, Commercialisation Adviser, Accelerating Commercialisation

Noga Edelstein, Director, Co-founder, UrbanYou, 2017 Springboard Australia Accelerator Program

Renee Welsh, CEO, Booking Boss, 2016 Springboard Australia Accelerator Program

Richard Horton, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Rick Baker, Co-founder, Blackbird Ventures

Topaz Conway, Chair, SBE Australia

E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate Program partners

Amazon Web Services - E3 Partners

CSIRO - E3 Partners

Corrs Chambers Westgarth - Cornerstone Partner & E3 Venue Partner

EY - Cornerstone Partner & E3 Venue Partner

City of Sydney - Founding Partner

Microsoft - Innovation Partner

IAG - Cornerstone Partner

Deli Agency - Video Partner

This project received grant funding from the Australian Government.