Quipmo accepted into the UQ HYPE SPIN Accelerator – and as part of the top 5 from over 50 applicants!!
- 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!!
What a time for Quipmo and we cant wait to get started!
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!
Chris and the Quipmo team!