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.
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.