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Quipmo Appoints Alex Hender as Head of Operations – SA!

Quipmo are absolutely delighted to announce that Quipmo has appointed Alex Hender as Head of Operations – SA. Alex Hender has come on board to launch our South Australian operations, leveraging his experience in technology, deep understanding of the share economy and passion for all types of cycling!

Equipment for the moment!

 

“There is such incredible potential for Quipmo in South Australia given it’s vibrant tourism industry, large international student population and outdoor orientated lifestyle. To have someone of Alex’s calibre join our team is a fantastic boon for Quipmo! His deep understanding of the South Australian market, fantastic experience across both market places and mobility platforms, and his love of all things cycling makes him a perfect fit for Quipmo!” Quipmo’s Founder and CEO Chris Evans said.

 

 

Find your ride and adventure today!

 

Alex grew up in a retail sales environment, gaining a deep understanding of the small-to-medium business sector across a range of industries, before joining Uber to build up the Uber Eats business in South Australia. This led to him successfully launching OFO Bike Sharing into this market.

 

Throughout his career, Alex has focused on business development, project management, behaviour change and operations, making him an ideal addition to the team as Quipmo scales up. Alex’s experience in hypergrowth environments including Reid Cycles, Uber and OFO has equipped him with the skills and resilience necessary to develop the culture, structure and performance necessary for sustainable, defensible growth. His deep understanding of the underlying technology and market dynamics is tempered by the ability to communicate those concepts to gear owners, with the intent of dramatically accelerating the volume of gear listed on the Quipmo platform.

 

On a personal level, Alex sees massive potential in Quipmo increasing the utilisation of gear across the world, unlocking value for gear owners and providing convenient opportunities for people looking for gear. As a frequent traveller than who owns far more bikes than he can possibly ride, Quipmo is a natural fit.

 

“I’ve seen first-hand a range of businesses and individuals with a lot gear gathering dust and failing to offer them a good return. Conversely, there’s a huge community of riders, skiers, skaters and other sportspeople that would jump at the chance to rent great gear when they travel or try a new sport. What’s been missing is the platform – we need a powerful, reliable marketplace to connect these communities. That’s what Quipmo gives us.” Alex said.

 

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

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Quipmo Finishes in the Top Three at Curtin University’s Ignition Program!

Curtin University’s Ignition Program is Simply Amazing!

Highlights:

  • Curtin University – Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population. Ignition is an intensive training program for aspiring entrepreneurs, academics and corporate innovators to trial and then prepare business ideas for the commercial environment!
  • The City of Canning – The City of Canning is a local government area in the southeastern suburbs of the Western Australian
  • Quipmo – Equipment for the Moment! – launched in Perth in Feb 2017 is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures is about to become a whole lot easier!

“the program exceeded our expectations on every level!

 

After Quipmo was accepted into Curtin University’s Ignition program on full scholarship from the City of Canning we were incredibly excited and held high hopes. The program however exceeded our expectations on every level!

 

Each day was jam packed! Starting on the Sunday, then kicking off well before 8am and working well in to the evening, every day was filled with back to back presentations from truly top tier speakers who each clearly cared about the success the participants. Happy to take questions, happy to share guidance, happy to talk of both their triumphs and challenges – to be in the presence of the some of smartest minds in the game who were so very generous with their time and counsel was nothing shy of a privilege.

 

The week was full of studying business model canvasses, value canvasses, sales, marketing, digital strategy, finance, operations, capital raising and every other part of startup life, and come each afternoon we would then break out into small groups to work with our mentors. I had the absolute pleasure of being mentored by the incredibly wise Charlie Gunningham with facilitator Vicki Hodgson also offering fantastically invaluable advice and support! Amazing guidance, counsel, wisdom, tutelage and feedback all of which has helped to substantially polish Quipmo’s strategy and service offering. I was also incredibly fortunate to be in mentor group full of wonderful, capable, and supportive founders that I had the pleasure from learning from and whom I now call friends.

 

 

 

The opportunity to learn from the best in the business, and to share our journey with other amazing startups was a game changer! 

 

In the blink of an eye it was Friday … and the business end of the week! Pitch Day!! Each founder was required to set up and man an exhibition style display, and then had time locked away to individually speak to to three ‘Clinicians’ – captains of industry who we could simply chat with and seek counsel from. I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Geoff Pritchard, David Cornell, and Andrew Larsen. Being able to seek their wisdom, hear of their experiences, and seek their counsel on how Quipmo can continue to build upon our successes to date was amazing. Perhaps most cherished however was not simply the quality of their expert guidance, but rather that they genuinely wanted to help. This latter point summed up the whole program – every single person I had the opportunity of engaging with was so very generous with their time, ideas and expertise. The whole experience was just … positive!

 

Things in the afternoon started to get a bit more serious for it was – pitch time!! A ten minute pitch to a panel of four followed by ten minutes of Q&A!!

 

I was scheduled in to pitch to one panel but with a gap in proceedings a little later in the afternoon I put my hand up to pitch for a second time – clearly I’m a glutton for punishment!! But as someone who doesn’t love public speaking there’s only one way to improve and that’s with practise.

 

So first off I had the pleasure of pitching Quipmo to what can only be described as a truly heavyweight panel! Andrew Larsen, Michael Malone, Stefan Ammann, and Terry Agnew!! Despite my nerves, I put my best foot forward and did my best … but my trepidation was misplaced for the panel were kind, interested, and encouraging! Unsurprisingly, fantastic questions, pertinent observations, and astute comments offered to help my efforts! More goodwill and more generosity of spirit from amazingly capable and successful people!

 

Second up, another truly amazing panel!! Adrian Huber, Peter Clarke, Tamryn Barker, and Trent Wheeler were again – it was my pleasure to pitch to! My pitch was followed by fantastic questions, great comments, and wonderful suggestions for things that I can do to enhance Quipmo’s chances for great success!

 

 

 

 

The evening was to be filled with the top three pitches from the day selected to pitch in front of the entire cohort, along with the amazing team of people who pulled or supported the program, Curtin University representatives, and a wide range of supporters and participants in Perth’s fantastic startup ecosystem! No one had any idea who would be pitching in front of the 200 + crowd … for another ten minute pitch followed by Q&A … until phone calls to each about 10 mins prior to the event start! 10 mins prior …. I received a call and was advised that I was one of the three! Blown away / excited / nervous – all at once!!

 

The Pitches

 

 

First up was Professor Joost Lesterhuis, founder of ImmuMat, who heads a research team developing a treatment which uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells post surgery!! An amazing innovation and an amazing pitch! There wouldn’t have been a person in the room who hasn’t seen a loved one negatively touched by cancer and to hear and learn of ImmuMat’s potential was simply inspiring!!

If you’re able help Joost with IP, regulatory framework navigation and/or business planning, be sure to reach out!

 

 

Second up was  pitching Porze https://www.porze.com.au who take waste products and turn them into products customers love! We learned that Australia consumes some 180,000 tonnes of coffee grounds per year with 93% of those ending up in landfill. Porze uses these waste coffee grounds as a key ingredient in their highly innovative beauty products. Waste to an everyday mass market family consumable!! A fantastically warm and genuine pitch and a startup that has truly massive potential!!

If you’re able to help Sanchia with marketing advice, mentoring, research and contacts be sure to get in touch!

 

 

 

It was then my turn … and in short, it was my honour to be talking about Quipmo in a room full of people whom I respect, whom I had the opportunity to learn from, and many of whom I will now call friends. Curtin Ignition really was that powerful, that positive, and that meaningful for me.

A huge thank you!!

 

There are certainly a number of thank yous to be given for such an amazing experience, and the City of Canning again needs to be commended for affording me and three other participants the opportunity to participate in Ignition! Furthermore, the City simply went above and beyond, for the City’s representatives Joy Mickleson and Boris Wong were a constant source of support and help. I simply cannot thank the City, Joy and Boris enough, for this experience was amazing!

 

In a program that was simply outstanding it’s always going to be tough to define the most amazing thing. Perhaps for me though, what stands out most was simply how the program was run. A truly faultless program in terms of logistics and organisation. To run such an intensive program, with some 60 odd students coupled with dozens of contributors and experts, then with a 200+ person event in a truly seamless fashion can only mean that a gargantuan effort has gone in behind the scenes. I quite candidly cannot commend the efforts of Dannelle Cross, Nicole Gaitan, Brittney O’Neil, and Subra Ananthram highly enough. This program’s delivery was exceptional by any measure and is a credit to these four along with Curtin University!

 

If you ever have the opportunity to participate or support this program in future, please do, for it really is a game changer for people trying to, in their own way, make a positive difference in this world.

 

 

[ENDS]

Have you got gear …

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

Quipmo accepted into Curtin University’s Ignition Program on full Scholarship from the City of Canning!!

Quipmo accepted into Curtin University’s Ignition Program on full Scholarship from the City of Canning!!

Highlights:

  • Curtin University – Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population. Ignition is an intensive training program for aspiring entrepreneurs, academics and corporate innovators to trial and then prepare business ideas for the commercial environment!
  • The City of Canning – The City of Canning is a local government area in the southeastern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, about 10 kilometres southeast of Perth’s central business district. The City covers an area of 64.8 square kilometres and had a population of approximately 90,000
  • Quipmo – Equipment for the Moment! – launched in Perth in Feb 2017 is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures is about to become a whole lot easier!

 

We are absolutely thrilled to advise that Quipmo has been accepted to participate in Curtin University’s Ignition program on full scholarship from the City of Canning! This is amazing news for Quipmo given that “Curtin University’s highly successful Ignition program, which helps participants transform a simple idea into a thriving business. Curtin University Executive Education Manager Ms Danelle Cross said Ignition had helped hundreds of new Western Australian businesses get off the ground. “Now in its eight year, Ignition is a proven training ground for the entrepreneurs and innovators of the future, giving them the skills they need to launch their brilliant idea into a commercial reality,” Ms Cross said.” 1

 

The opportunity to learn from the best in the business, and to share our journey with other amazing startups will be a game changer! 

 

[ENDS]

Have you got gear …

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

Quipmo Startup Pitch | UQ HYPE SPIN Accelerator Demo Day

Quipmo Wins Austrade’s Going Global Award at the UQ HYPE SPIN Accelerator Pitch Competition!! 

Highlights:

  • The University of Queensland – Human Movement and Sport Sciences at UQ ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings of Academic Performance
  • HYPE Sports Innovation – the largest sports tech accelerator in the world
  • iLab – Queensland’s preeminent business incubator to support early stage, high-tech companies through the first few years of development
  • Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) – assisting Australian businesses to succeed in trade and investment
  • Quipmo – Equipment for the Moment! – launched in Perth in Feb 2017 is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures is about to become a whole lot easier!

 

We are absolutely thrilled to advise that Quipmo has won the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) Going Global Award at the University of Queensland HYPE SPIN Accelerator Pitch Competition!

 

The HYPE UQ SPIN Accelerator is a global program developed by HYPE Sports Innovation and UQ to champion entrepreneurship and sports tech innovation, while providing access to mentors and investors from around the world to fast-track promising local startups onto the world stage. Furthermore, with HYPE Sports Innovation being the largest sportstech startup accelerator in the world and as the programme leverages HYPE’s existing sportstech platform which already engages over 10,000 startups and 29,000 sports innovators across the world, participants have joined some very esteemed company!

 

See our pitch here!

 

 

We are absolutely over the moon to have come in second on the day winning Austrade’s Going Global Award!

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade – contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they:

  • develop international markets and promote international education
  • win productive foreign direct investment
  • strengthen Australia’s tourism industry
  • seek consular and passport services.

The Austrade Going Global Award was presented to Quipmo in recognition for demonstrating strong potential to scale into international markets which comes off the back of Quipmo’s presence in 18 countries already! This award also provides with a 90 day residency at an Australian Landing Pad!!

Austrade Landing Pads help market-ready startups and scaleups take their business global.

The Landing Pads program provides market-ready startups and scaleups with potential for rapid growth a cost effective option to land and expand into major global innovations hubs around the world. Five Landing Pads have been established in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin and Singapore.

Landing Pads provide market-ready startups and scaleups with:

  • a ninety day residency in a co-working space to help them grow their business by facilitating in-market business development, introductions to investors and mentor networks and strategic partnership opportunities
  • business services and in-market learnings from local and international experts
  • access to a curated community that supports Australian entrepreneurs who want to go global via shared insights and collaboration opportunities, and
  • assistance post residency with business advice to help them continue to grow their business.

This is a truly incredible prize that Quipmo has received and will further steepen the trajectory of our global growth! We are truly humbled to have been recognised for our efforts and our potential and cannot wait to participate in this incredibly exciting program at one of the world’s great innovation cities!

 

The opportunity to learn from the best in the business, and to share our journey with other amazing startups has been a game changer! 

A truly huge congrats to the other amazing startups who also participated in the program – it was our absolute pleasure to work with, to learn from, and to share our journey with you!!

iNSPIRE Sports Online | Moovosity | PUML | SG eSports| BiibSiren Media | Sportech Industries Pty Ltd | SportsCube | Stattr | HeartBit

 

What a time for Quipmo and we cant wait to continue on this incredible journey!

 

[ENDS]

Have you got gear …

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

Quipmo Wins Austrade’s Going Global Award at UQ HYPE SPIN Accelerator!!

Quipmo Wins Austrade’s Going Global Award at the UQ HYPE SPIN Accelerator Pitch Competition!! 

Highlights:

  • The University of Queensland – Human Movement and Sport Sciences at UQ ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings of Academic Performance
  • HYPE Sports Innovation – the largest sports tech accelerator in the world
  • iLab – Queensland’s preeminent business incubator to support early stage, high-tech companies through the first few years of development
  • Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) – assisting Australian businesses to succeed in trade and investment
  • Quipmo – Equipment for the Moment! – launched in Perth in Feb 2017 is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures is about to become a whole lot easier!

 

We are absolutely thrilled to advise that Quipmo has won the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) Going Global Award at the University of Queensland HYPE SPIN Accelerator Pitch Competition!

 

The HYPE UQ SPIN Accelerator is a global program developed by HYPE Sports Innovation and UQ to champion entrepreneurship and sports tech innovation, while providing access to mentors and investors from around the world to fast-track promising local startups onto the world stage. Furthermore, with HYPE Sports Innovation being the largest sportstech startup accelerator in the world and as the programme leverages HYPE’s existing sportstech platform which already engages over 10,000 startups and 29,000 sports innovators across the world, participants have joined some very esteemed company!

 

 

After highly competitive application process, where over 50 applicants applied, 25 startups were then accepted into the UQ HYPE SPIN Bootcamp! A couple of international teams suffered visa difficulties, which led to 23 teams making it to Brisbane to compete in what can only be described as a truly full on two days of pitching, Q&A, and of having our startups poked and prodded. The Bootcamp, which was akin to a startup tournament, offered 12 places only in what is the most prestigious sports tech accelerator in the world. Much to our absolute delight, Quipmo was accepted as part of the five equal 1st graduates of the Bootcamp – which afforded acceptance straight into the Accelerator!

 

After three months of learning, tutelage, and guidance from high-profile mentors hailing from brands including Puma, Adidas, Spalding, Asics and Intel .. the 10 graduating HYPE UQ SPIN Accelerator startup teams then pitched in front of a jury that included high-level representatives, influencers and investors from the sports and tech worlds along with an audience an included leading sports and tech figures, mentors, investors, innovators and media outlet representatives! With the startups competing for the chance to win $25,000 provided by The University of Queensland; residency at AusTrade’s Landing Pad in a global startup hotspot; and a complimentary HYPE exhibition space at an international HYPE event – to say that the stakes were high was an understatement!!

 

Taking out top line honours on the day and the UQ prize were the amazing Sportscube guys! Sportscube’s purpose is to empower sport at the grassroots level by developing digital innovations that increase economic development and participation. SportsCube is in beta of a ‘Sponsorship Marketplace’​, for grassroots sporting organisations to create and sell sponsorship opportunities.

Promoting grassroots sponsorship through a digital ecosystem allows brands to easily secure unique marketing opportunities at the heart of their community. Be sure to keep an ear out for Sportscube as they have a very big future!!

 

 

We are absolutely over the moon to have come in second on the day winning Austrade’s Going Global Award!

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade – contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they:

  • develop international markets and promote international education
  • win productive foreign direct investment
  • strengthen Australia’s tourism industry
  • seek consular and passport services.

The Austrade Going Global Award was presented to Quipmo in recognition for demonstrating strong potential to scale into international markets which comes off the back of Quipmo’s presence in 18 countries already! This award also provides with a 90 day residency at an Australian Landing Pad!!

Austrade Landing Pads help market-ready startups and scaleups take their business global.

The Landing Pads program provides market-ready startups and scaleups with potential for rapid growth a cost effective option to land and expand into major global innovations hubs around the world. Five Landing Pads have been established in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin and Singapore.

Landing Pads provide market-ready startups and scaleups with:

  • a ninety day residency in a co-working space to help them grow their business by facilitating in-market business development, introductions to investors and mentor networks and strategic partnership opportunities
  • business services and in-market learnings from local and international experts
  • access to a curated community that supports Australian entrepreneurs who want to go global via shared insights and collaboration opportunities, and
  • assistance post residency with business advice to help them continue to grow their business.

This is a truly incredible prize that Quipmo has received and will further steepen the trajectory of our global growth! We are truly humbled to have been recognised for our efforts and our potential and cannot wait to participate in this incredibly exciting program at one of the world’s great innovation cities!

 

Taking out the HYPE prize on the day were the wonderful team from Moovosity! Moovosity exist to inspire all children to enjoy a life of physical activity by revolutionising the way they learn to move and leveraging technology to solve educator pain, thus positively impacting health, wellbeing and academic performance. A noble cause and one with truly amazing potential!

 

The opportunity to learn from the best in the business, and to share our journey with other amazing startups has been a game changer! 

A truly huge congrats to the other amazing startups who also participated in the program – it was our absolute pleasure to work with, to learn from, and to share our journey with you!!

iNSPIRE Sports Online | Moovosity | PUML | SG eSports| BiibSiren Media | Sportech Industries Pty Ltd | SportsCube | Stattr | HeartBit

 

What a time for Quipmo and we cant wait to continue on this incredible journey!

 

[ENDS]

Have you got gear …

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

APB and Bodyboard King Announce Partnership to Support the APB’s Expansion of Quipmo in Australia!

APB and Bodyboard King Announce Partnership to Support the APB’s Expansion of Quipmo in Australia!

Highlights:

  • Quipmo – Equipment for the Moment! – is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • The Association of Professional Bodyboarding (APB) World Tour is the sole governing body of professional bodyboarding – crowning bodyboarding’s undisputed world champions!
  • Bodyboard King has been trading since 2006 & is 100% owned & run by former Bodyboarder Toby Player. So you can be assured everything is of the highest quality and that the advice given is from someone who knows the products inside out and back to front!
  • The Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) World Tour and Bodyboard King announce partnership to support the APB’s expansion of Quipmo in Australia!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

 

The APB World Tour, Bodyboard King, and Quipmo have big plans to get more people bodyboarding and to substantially improve access to bodyboards across Australia. Whether it’s at the grassroots getting kids bodyboarding on holidays or whether it’s giving access to the latest gear releases through demonstration models – this partnership will get more people in the water and more people passionate about bodyboarding!

The APB World Tour’s CEO Alex Leon said: “We are stoked to partner with BBK and Quipmo as this will help the growth of the sport and get more people in the water especially when travelling abroad from other regions.”

“Quipmo’s concept is so easy & convenient. A great way for new people to get into bodyboarding, enjoy the ocean & meet like minded wave riders. Any bodyboarder with a quiver can make some extra $$$ & it’s the perfect way to meet other riders while travelling. Everyone’s a winner” said Toby Player CEO Bodyboard King.

According to research by start-up accelerator The Sharing Hub, the Australian sharing economy is becoming a vital part of Australia’s economy, with seven million Australians have used the sharing economy to make and save money. That figure is anticipated to rise throughout the year, with more than half the population expected to have used it to improve their finances by the end of 2018. Further to this, and considering that roughly 60% of all people that have used Airbnb are millennials, Quipmo offers the APB World Tour and Bodyboard King another fantastic way to interact with and support their primary target market.

“This platform will allow many Bodyboarder’s around the world to earn some cash from renting out their boards and other sporting equipment they own which will help people Boogers around the world financially too.” Leon said.

 

[ENDS]

Have you got gear …

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

 

Quipmo has been accepted into The Sharing Hub!!

Quipmo has been accepted into The Sharing Hub – Australia’s preeminent sharing economy accelerator and collaborator!!

Highlights:

  • The Sharing Hab – The Sharing Hub is a vibrant community which aims to accelerate the life cycle of young and disruptive sharing economy platforms and users, allowing access to education, mentorship and investment opportunities, as well as provide a space for entrepreneurs to collaborate and share their advice and experiences.
  • Quipmo – Equipment for the Moment! – launched in Perth in Feb 2017 is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures is about to become a whole lot easier!

 

We are absolutely delighted to advise that Quipmo has been accepted into Australia’s preeminent sharing economy accelerator/community – The Sharing Hab!!

Australia’s first sharing economy accelerator, The Sharing Hub, aims to accelerate the life cycle of young and disruptive startups shaping the industry, and allow access to education, mentorship and investment opportunities, as well as provide a space for entrepreneurs, to collaborate and share their advice and experiences. The hub, which is based in Pyrmont, NSW, is a vibrant community of Australia’s leading sharing economy startups housed under one roof, which will be working with government and policy makers to share key insights about the industry.

The Australian sharing economy is becoming a vital part of Australia’s economy,  with seven million Australians have used the sharing economy to make and save money. That figure is anticipated to rise throughout the year, with more than half the population expected to have used it to improve their finances by the end of 2018.

The Sharing Hub aims to bring sharing economy businesses and consumers together to help accelerate collaborate growth, performance, community contribution, technology and innovation.

What a privilege for us to be included amongst the absolute who’s who of Australian share economy businesses!  

The Sharing Hub is a vibrant community founded by the CEO’s of Spacer, Zoom2U, Car Next Door and Mad Paws, and now includes a member list of amazing Australian businesses, many of whom are now household names!

We are absolutely delighted to be accepted as the 20th member of The Sharing Hub and to be included in such amazing company!

The full list of The Sharing Hub’s members below – be sure to check them out!!

Spacer | Car Next Door | Mad Paws | Camplify | Zoom2U | Wipe Hero | Bountye | Rubber Desk | Food By Us | Better Caring | Hometime | The Volte | Kinder Share | Wrappli | Class Bento | Airtasker | Urbanyou | Sprout | Tool Mates

 

[ENDS]

Have you got gear …

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

Quipmo accepted into the UQ HYPE SPIN Accelerator!!

Quipmo accepted into the UQ HYPE SPIN Accelerator – and as part of the top 5 from over 50 applicants!!

Highlights:

  • The University of Queensland – Human Movement and Sport Sciences at UQ ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings of Academic Performance
  • HYPE Sports Innovation – the largest sports tech accelerator in the world
  • iLab – Queensland’s preeminent business incubator to support early stage, high-tech companies through the first few years of development
  • Quipmo – Equipment for the Moment! – launched in Perth in Feb 2017 is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures is about to become a whole lot easier!

 

We are absolutely delighted to advise that Quipmo has been accepted to participate in the University of Queensland HYPE SPIN Accelerator! This is truly huge news for Quipmo given that HYPE Sports Innovation is the largest sportstech startup accelerator in the world and as the programme leverages HYPE’s existing sportstech platform which already engages over 10,000 startups and 29,000 sports innovators across the world!

The opportunity to learn from the best in the business, and to share our journey with other amazing startups will be a game changer! 

How we got in … 

After highly competitive application process, where over 50 applicants applied, 25 startups were then accepted into the UQ HYPE SPIN Bootcamp! A couple of international teams suffered visa difficulties, which led to 23 teams making it to Brisbane to compete in what can only be described as a truly full on two days of pitching, Q&A, and of having our startups poked and prodded. The Bootcamp, which was akin to a startup tournament, offered 12 places only in what is the most prestigious sports tech accelerator in the world.

Much to our absolute delight, Quipmo was accepted as part of the five equal 1st graduates of the Bootcamp – which afforded acceptance straight into the Accelerator!

A truly huge congrats to the other amazing startups who were also selected – we can’t wait to work with, to learn from, and to share our journey with you!!

iNSPIRE Sports Online | Moovosity | PUML | SG eSports| BiibSiren Media | Sportech Industries Pty Ltd | SportsCube | Stattr | HeartBit

What a time for Quipmo and we cant wait to get started!

 

[ENDS]

Have you got gear …

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

Surfing NZ and Quipmo Announce Partnership!

 

Highlights:

  • Surfing New Zealand is the official National Sporting Organisation promoting the sport of surfing in New Zealand.
  • Quipmo – Equipment for the Moment! – launched in Perth in Feb 2017 is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

A partnership that will provide more access to New Zealand waters for those travelling!

 

Over 300,000 New Zealanders give surfing a go annually. Paddleboarding barely existed a decade ago, now makes up more than 15 per cent of the surfing community.  Figures show that 3.8m tourists visited New Zealand in the year to March.  The potential for Quipmo to substantially alter the surf tourism landscape in NZ is significant.

 

Whether it’s a local surf shop looking for new customers or someone with boards in their shed, anyone can now service the New Zealand tourism market. This initiative is not simply for the most dedicated of surfers but is aimed at the mainstream and offers another string to the bow of New Zealand’s world class tourism industry.

 

 

“We are always about making access to surfing easier for everyone and Quipmo allows those travelling without their gear that option.  We look forward to working with Quipmo and the New Zealand surfing community to make gear readily accessible” said Ben Kennings, General Manager of Surfing New Zealand.

 

 

Quipmo’s founder and CEO Chris Evans said: “We are truly stoked to be partnering with Surfing New Zealand! Working with a top tier organisation who are highly innovative and who genuinely care about the surfing community is massively exciting for us. Values count and we believe that this partnership has the potential to bring the whole community together through the share economy and surfing.”

 

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If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

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DWA and Quipmo Announce Partnership!

 

Disabled Wintersport Australia and Quipmo announce partnership!

Highlights:

  • Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA) is an accredited National Sporting Organisation (NSO) and are the Australian Experts in Winter Alpine adaptive activities
  • Quipmo – Equipment for the Moment! – launched in Perth in Feb 2017 is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • DWA and Quipmo announce partnership to get more people experiencing adaptive sports and activities!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

 

Now in its 40th year, DWA provides winter adaptive services and equipment across 5 major Alpine Resorts. With over 1,100 members nationwide, DWA is an accredited National Sporting Organisation (NSO) and State Sporting Organisation (SSO) as well as registered NDIS provider and operates specialist accommodation in Jindabyne at a new facility at Howmans Gap Falls Creek. DWA is are the Australian experts in Winter Alpine adaptive activities.

When two organisations share a common mission to improve people’s lives through experiencing adaptive sports & activities, everybody wins! 

DWA CEO Rick Coate said “DWA is incredibly pleased to partner with Quipmo, whose values and culture align perfectly with DWA’s. We are excited about the potential to provide access to adaptive equipment for people of all abilities throughout Australia’s Alpine.  Our team of staff and some 250 volunteer Guides have been delivering safe and dignified experiences in the unique Alpine areas of Australia for over 40 years.”

“DWA works with industry partners to build the capability and capacity of a national sport system from the grass roots recreational through to high performance elite with a focus on fostering, supporting and encouraging whole of sport participation and that the equality of opportunity to participate exists at all levels of the sport system. Some of the world’s finest alpine skiers have emerged from DWA programs and have recorded victories at the highest level of international competition. DWA athletes have competed in all internationally recognised World Championship and Winter Paralympic Games since their inception in 1976. Australia won its first medal in 1992 at the Albertville, France Winter Paralympic Games and Australia is now an internationally recognised alpine nation”[1].

Everybody deserves adventure! Everyone deserves fun! 

  • “Over 4 million people in Australia have some form of disability. That’s 1 in 5 people.
  • 18.6% of females and 18.0% of males in Australia have disability.
  • The likelihood of living with disability increases with age. 2 in 5 people with disability are 65 years or older.
  • 1.8 million or 50.7 % of Australians aged 65 and over have disability, compared to 1 in 8 (12.5 %) aged under 65.
  • 2.1 million Australians of working age (15 – 64 years) have disability.
  • 35.9% of Australia’s 8.9 million households include a person with disability”[3].

“Participation rates in sport among people with disability are significantly lower compared with able bodied people. In adults, participation rates are 30% and 65% respectively. All people regardless of ability should have access to sport and recreation opportunities and receive the same physical, mental and social benefits from participating”[2].

Quipmo’s founder and CEO Chris Evans said: “We are truly delighted to be partnering with Disabled Wintersport Australia and are incredibly excited to be playing a part in enabling everyone to enjoy adventure! Bringing the whole community together through the share economy and enabling all families to adventure together is right at the heart of this incredibly exciting partnership. We look forward to seeing what this fantastic partnership with DWA can achieve and to seeing people from all abilities and backgrounds do more of what they love with those that they love!”

[1] https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/piano.revolutionise.com.au/cups/dwa/files/r8obqetbvp9bfobd.pdf 

[2] http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/support-and-advice/research-and-policies/policies/inclusivity-(substantive-equality) 

[3] https://www.and.org.au/pages/disability-statistics.html

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Have you got gear …

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

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