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Quipmo works with the University of Queensland!

Quipmo is delighted to advise that we are working with the University of Queensland’s MBA programme!

The best in the business!

The University of Queensland Business School is celebrating a record five years as the leading MBA provider in Australia and the Asia-Pacific in The Economist rankingThe Economist named the school’s Master of Business Administration as the number one MBA outside Europe and North America for the fifth year running, and internationally, it has raised its rank by six places to become one of the top 10 MBA programs in the world!

Innovation is at the heart of competitive advantage!

Innovation has been described as the fundamental source of competitive advantage. Quipmo is devoted to staying ahead of the curve by continuing to implement innovative solutions. By ensuring an ever improving user experience we will drive faster expansion and faster take up ie we want to lead innovation for sustainable competitive advantage.

Qupimo’s founder Chris Evans noted “working with team from the University of Queensland’s MBA Innovation Leadership unit to develop Quipmo’s strategic path forward, help us learn more about our customers, and also derive how we can further improve our service offering is incredibly exciting. The better the experience that we can offer our customers, the greater the traction we’ll gain in the market.”

The University of Queensland is one of true leaders in driving innovation in Australia and is also a key player in establishing vibrant and sustainable start-up and innovation ecosystems in Queensland – from education, through to accelerators. For some insight into these efforts, as well as broader thinking on innovation, a fantastic chat on the ABC between Trevor Jackson and Dr Sarel Gronum talking about Start-ups worth starting up can be found via the link below!

Our team

We’ve got a truly awesome team working on the project – bringing super sharp minds and diverse backgrounds to the table!
|  Tim Muller  |

|  Deanna Scott  |

|  Vincenzo Montalbano  |

|  Ben Jones  |

 

So what’s the latest … 

Quipmo continues to move forward in leaps and bounds and after just seven months from beta launch Quipmo already possesses listings in seven countries, has over 70,000 social followers growing at over 2,000 per week and is forming key strategic partnerships across the globe that will underpin rapid expansion! The feedback that the organisation has received so far has been amazing and Quipmo’s future looks brighter with each day!

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’s Awesome Team is Growing!!

Quipmo are absolutely stoked to announce that Simon O’Sullivan has joined the Quipmo team as Operations Specialist – WA. Simon brings phenomenal experience to Quipmo and truly is a global surf industry expert! He is also currently General Manager of Shark Mitigation Systems – a world leading marine technology company, was formerly Chief Operating Officer for the global surfboard brand Rusty’s Australian operations, and previous to that was WA State Manager for the world leading Wetsuit brand Rip Curl.

Equipment for the moment!

 

“Simon is charged with radically driving the supply side of Quipmo’s platform for key surfing product categories in Western Australia. This will be a lynchpin to Quipmo’s growth in the state and is something that we have pretty bold plans to build upon. Having someone of Simon’s professional calibre share our belief in Quipmo and in our vision of the organisation’s potential is incredibly exciting.” Quipmo Co-founder Chris Evans said.

 

Simon above with Shark Mitigation Systems (SAMS) shark deterrent technology in a Rusty surfboard and a Radiator wetsuit!

Find your ride and adventure today!

 

Simon O’Sullivan offered this on joining the Quipmo team – “When I learnt of the Quipmo concept, I immediately thought of the endless possibilities open to people with a thirst for adventure, that need access to equipment when they need it, to enjoy their passion whenever and wherever they are! To join a team delivering that sort of satisfaction for like-minded individuals was a no-brainer.”

“At Quipmo we’re equally focussed on creating a fantastic culture where people can have fun but are empowered and encouraged to achieve awesome things. Simon has an incredible track record, is a fantastic guy and is a real pleasure to work with – we can’t wait to see what we can achieve together but we have no doubt that it is going to be amazing!” Evans said.

Quipmo continues to move forward in leaps and bounds and after just three months from beta launch Quipmo already possesses listings in six countries, has over 35,000 social followers growing at over 1,000 per week and is forming key strategic partnerships across the globe that will underpin rapid expansion! The feedback that the organisation has received so far has been amazing and Quipmo’s future looks brighter with each day!

 

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

 

 

In adventure,

Chris, Max 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’s Adventure Has Begun!

It’s been an absolute whirlwind but we’ve been blown away by how incredibly positive the feedback has been so far! www.quipmo.com

What an absolutely amazing start we’ve had to the Quipmo adventure! We’ve received so much incredibly positive feedback, received so much interest and have already incorporated numerous pieces of awesome feedback that we’ve received from our users to make the Quipmo experience even better!! 

It’s just the beginning but we’re making adventure easy!

 

A Startup – one foot after the other …

There’s nothing quite like setting up a start up – every day is new and your task list just keeps growing – but that’s what makes it fun – the constant problem solving and the constant looking at what might be – the constant aim of creating something awesome! The thing that is perhaps most fun however is being able to try new things and make changes to improve Quipmo. We just want to create a community where our gear owners and our gear renters have an amazing experience. From our perspective all of our work to date has just earnt us our place at Everest’s base camp – the mountain is in front of us – it’s time for us to simply put one foot after the other and remember exactly what we’re trying to achieve – for Quipmo to be the place where people can rent gear, or rent out their gear safely, efficiently and with a process that is, well … easy. 

Celebrating the little things

After spending nearly twelve months working behind the scenes on Quipmo, it’s been nothing shy of phenomenally exciting to have launched site in beta! Like any startup Chris, Max and the Quipmo team are putting in a huge amount of effort behind the scenes and like with any great journey it’s important to celebrate the wins along the way! There’s already been a number of things to celebrate but there really was nothing like the first listing post our beta launch – a full kite surfing kit listed in Auckland, New Zealand!! Almost as exciting was the very first kayak listing in our paddle category!! 

It really is just the beginning but we are definitely taking steps forward – one at a time.

Another great reason to celebrate

On another note completely and something that has absolutely nothing to do with building Quipmo but that has had Chris smiling from ear to ear is the purchase of a new toy – a JS Hyfi Black Box2! Rated the 2016 SBIA Board of the Year – it’s definitely got an incredible rap! We keep you posted on exactly how Chris goes with it but all of the details on these awesome boards can be found on JS’s site.

For interest Chris weighs 80kgs and at 37 is well past his prime paddling days. He’s gone with a 5′ 11″, 20″, 2 7/16″ – 30.5 Ltr model and all of the other dimension options are noted the graphic.

To see the Hyfi in action – there’s no better example than the footage in the JS vid below:

Quipmo is gathering momentum and together we are going to create an awesome community where adventure is made easy. Our first step is to build up the number of listings on the site so that adventure really is at people’s fingertips.

 

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

 

In adventure,

Chris, Max 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!