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Quipmo selected to represent WA via virtual trade mission at London Tech Week!

Quipmo selected by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation to represent Western Australia via virtual trade mission at London Tech Week!

Highlights:

  • London Tech Week – London Tech Week is the largest technology festival in Europe, in 2019 it attracted over 58,000 attendees from 95 countries across 300 events. This year, over 95 per cent of the festival will feature virtual events.
  • The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) – The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation is Western Australia’s lead agency for economic development, international trade and investment, and tourism. It also leads the promotion and development of the defence, international education, science and innovation sectors in Western Australia.
  • 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!
  • Quipmo continues to generate global interest in changing how we enjoy adventure!

 

We are thrilled to advise that Quipmo has been selected by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation to represent Western Australia via virtual trade mission at London Tech Week! London Tech Week is the largest technology festival in Europe, in 2019 it attracted over 58,000 attendees from 95 countries across 300 events. This year, over 95 per cent of the festival will feature virtual events. Participants will join a series of LTW webinars arranged by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT). This will be followed by bespoke online sessions from for WA participants delivered by Newfound, specialists in supporting market entry, expansion and hiring for tech companies in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The bespoke sessions will feature workshops on fundraising, building traction and growing revenue, and branding; roundtables on getting boots on the ground and engaging with large corporates; and a panel and pitch session with venture capital firms and investors.

 

The opportunity to learn from some of the world’s greatest business minds, and to continue to present Quipmo on the world stage will be incredible! 

 

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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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Quipmo accepted into WA Leaders on Full Scholarship!

Quipmo accepted into WA Leaders’ Executive Leaders Program on Full Scholarship from the City of Canning!!

Highlights:

  • WA Leaders – Western Australian Leaders inspires leading companies. It achieves this through the provision of knowledge, and networks. Western Australian Leaders assists companies to achieve sustainable growth, manage succession planning and evaluate entry and exit strategies for their business. Using this experience and its networks, Western Australian Leaders operates a range of initiatives designed to benefit companies at different stages of growth.
  • 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 WA Leaders’ Executive Leaders program on full scholarship from the City of Canning! This is amazing news for Quipmo as The Executive Leaders Series has been designed to bring fresh expertise, industry knowledge and valued connections. The Series enables leading companies to not only face a broad range of challenges and opportunities, but to excel in driving personal, professional and business growth.

 

The opportunity to learn from some of WA’s greatest business minds, and to share our journey with other entrepreneurs and senior business leaders will be invaluable! 

 

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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!

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy and Happy During Lockdown

Author: Lac Campbell

Make the most of your time at home with these 5 strategies for staying healthy and happy during lockdown.

It’s funny how quickly life can change. One minute you’re organising a downhill mountain biking trip with mates or arranging an all-girls ski trip. The next minute you’re standing in a shopping centre aisle wondering where the hell all the 4-ply has gone.

This sudden shift can throw your life into disarray and make quick work of your well-established routine. The lack of precedent only serves to make staying on track all the more difficult.

The good news is that we’re all in this together. However, looking after yourself and those closest to you should be a priority. With that in mind, here are 5 easy ways to stay healthy and happy during quarantine.

1. Keep in regular contact with friends and family

Human beings are social creatures. We need regular contact with not just our immediate family unit but also our closest confidants and our broader circle of friends. 

This doesn’t mean firing texts back and forth or relying on instant messages to bridge the divide. For social connectedness to be effective, you need to try and recreate those face-to-face interactions. 

Scheduling Facetime hangs with your mates or attempting to host a virtual dinner party via apps such as Zoom will help you feel a little more connected. 

They won’t replace the real thing mind you, but in this situation it’s about doing the best you can with what you have, and compared to generations before us, we’ve got a lot of technology at our fingertips to make socialising from a distance super easy. 

2. Establish a routine

Right now your daily routine is probably out of whack and that’s ok. 

You will need to establish some semblance of a routine though if you want to maintain your sanity. 

This means not giving into the temptation of kicking it on the couch to binge watch Netflix throughout the day. There’s plenty of time for that at night and on weekends.

Try instead to create a plan that imitates whatever a standard day would usually look like for you and your family.

Set an alarm in the morning, get up to workout if that’s what you usually do and check any emails in your home office or at a makeshift desk, rather than while seated at the breakfast table.

There’s so much going on right now that you can’t control. What you can control is how you organise your day. 

It will no doubt look different depending on your living situation, but establishing a routine will certainly help you feel more grounded.

3. Arrange an adventure sports movie night

Just like you we yearn for the moment when we can go outside and take our favourite Quipmo hire equipment for a spin. For now though, we need to get creative in order to get our fix.

This means switching the outdoors for the TV, laptop or tablet and scheduling an adventure sports film night. 

Queue up a couple of online surfing edits. Rewatch your favourite snowboarding movie. Check out a sport that you have never seen before. 

Who knows? You might want to give it a crack in the near future. If that’s the case, Quipmo has your back. 

There’s so much awesome content at our fingertips. A lot of which is free to view. It won’t take long to dig up a handful of seriously awesome films or get some recommendations from mates. 

Then it’s just a matter of kicking back, watching some classic adventure sports footage and letting your mind drift away.

Beer or wine is optional. You can always work it off in our next tip…

4. Don’t neglect physical exercise

You shouldn’t put a line through trying to stay fit, just because you can’t go to the gym or run a few laps around the neighbourhood.

As long as you have enough room to roll out a yoga mat or space to lift some iron in the garage, staying fit is totally possible. 

After all, exercise is as good for the body as it is for the mind. Even a short circuit of pushups, situps, burpees and starjumps will have a positive effect on your mental state.

Not having a workout routine is no excuse either. There are youtube videos, apps with trial periods and fitness trainers that offer free programs if you simply sign up for their newsletter.

Once you have a routine handy, it’s just a matter of sticking to it while you’re in lockdown. Our advice is to begin with a small 10-minute workout in the morning then build from there. 

If you start losing motivation though, just remember that this guy ran a marathon on his 7-metre balcony. The least you can do is a few simple exercises in your living room.

5. Lay off social media every once and awhile

Staying connected via social media is great, but there’s such a thing as information overload. 

If you lean into Instagram or Facebook to the point where it consumes any spare time you may have, you will end up feeling overwhelmed with negativity (bad news gets more press than good news after all).

Totally unplugging from social media isn’t the answer. Instead, you should schedule time for it throughout the day. 

Feel free to unfollow any individuals or pages that appear to sensationalise the news as well. 

The last thing you need is to feel confused or anxious while you’re trying to stay positive.

Don’t forget that you have the power to make life easier for yourself and those around you. Stay tough. You’ve got this. When it’s all said and done, Quipmo will be here to help facilitate your next adventure.

 

 

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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!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

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2019 – what a year!!

2019 has been an absolutely incredible year for Quipmo! We’ve had the privilege of working with some of the sharpest minds going around to continue to build our capabilities and better service our customers; we’ve continued to forge strategic partnerships with global leading organisations across both able bodied and adaptive sport; and we’ve continued to build our profile as a leader in our niche! It is such a truly exciting time for Quipmo and we cannot wait to be part of even more people’s surf, bike and snow travels and adventures next year!

 

A high level summary of our amazing year below!

 

  1. January
    1. Disabled Wintersport Australia and Quipmo Announce Partnership
  2. March
    1. Surfing New Zealand and Quipmo Announce Partnership
    2. CareerFAQs Top 12 Sharing Apps 
  3. May
    1. Quipmo Accepted into the Sharing Hub
  4. June
    1. Association of Professional Bodyboarding and Bodyboard King Announce Partnerships
  5. July
    1. Quipmo Finishes Top Three in the UQ HYPE Accelerator
  6. August
    1. Quipmo Finishes Top Three at Curtin University Ignition 
    2. Quipmo Headhunted for the Google New Business Marketing Accelerator 
  7. October
    1. Quipmo Featured in Austrade’s Innovation Showcase in Melbourne 
    2. Quipmo an Australian National Finalist at Pitch at Palace 
    3. Quipmo and Makingtrax Announce Partnership 

 

 

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 accepted into the Google New Business Marketing Accelerator!

Quipmo is thrilled to have been headhunted by Google to participate in their New Business Marketing Accelerator!

 

Google’s New Business Marketing Accelerator aims to further propel high-growth potential companies with long term goals for growth, and who show an interest in elevating their online presence. Google’s Digital Strategy Managers will team up with Quipmo to further refine and advance our digital marketing so as to further accelerate traction!

 

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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!

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

Austrade Australian Innovation Showcase

What an absolute privilege to participate in a showcase of truly amazing Australian scale-ups!  

 

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), in partnership with The Victorian Government invited Quipmo, along with a truly incredible cohort of amazing Australian scale-ups, to pitch to AirAsia and its corporate venture arm, RedBeat Ventures in Melbourne!

 

AirAsia and its corporate venture arm, RedBeat Ventures, as part of The AirAsia 3.0 digital strategy, which underlines the transformation of its website airasia.com into an all-in-one travel and lifestyle marketplace, were interested in meeting with innovative Australian technology companies with services or solutions aligned to their business needs. Through this, Austrade identified Quipmo!

 

 

It was our absolute pleasure to present Quipmo to such a top tier audience and to such a truly innovative and exciting company in AirAsia! Furthermore, it was our absolute honour to be included in such incredible company amongst a truly amazing cohort of wonderful Australian scale-ups!

 

Australia’s future is in wonderful hands!

 

 

 

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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Pitch @ Palace – Australian National Final!

It has been somewhat challenging for me to put in to words how truly wonderful the PitchatPalace experience has been.

Despite my natural inclinations, brevity is perhaps appropriate, and to this end I would simply describe Pitch@Palace as an environment of such warmth, generosity of spirit, and genuine care for individuals and organisations, that one’s optimism and ambitions for the future cannot be anything else but buoyed! Our world’s future is so very bright.

 

 

To his HRH The Duke of York, Pitch@Palace is a true credit to you. It has been my absolute privilege to have had chance to participate in and now become part of this wonderful world changing community.

 

To Amanda Thirsk, Jane Ferguson, the broader Pitch team, and to Charlotte Tapp , I simply cannot thank each of you enough for being so incredibly helpful, kind, and generous of spirit throughout the entire program.

 

A sincere thank you to the Honourable Kim Beazley AC for opening your home for the event, and to your staff who ensured a fantastic evening. I would likely hazard a guess that I may very well be the first person to have brought a surfboard into Government House’s ballroom in its 130 year history!

 

 

To the incredible Murdoch University team of Romy Lawson, Matthew D.K. Evans, Jeremy Chetty, Melanie Molloy, and Susan Weary – congratulations on pulling together such a seamless series of events. Your efforts behind the scenes must have been nothing shy of gargantuan, and the results of such an outstanding event are testament to those that work tirelessly to make them so.

 

To the City of Perth, and John Fish, thank you for supporting such a wonderful initiative along with Australia’s vibrant startup community.

 

A huge thank you to my Elevator, Ben Berthon-Jones, who offered invaluable advice and guidance prior to both of my pitches.

 

To the three amazing and truly deserved winners who will represent Australia in the global final to be held at St James’ Palace, you are each simply incredible; you will each change the world; and you have each already done Australia very proud!

 

 

 

Paul AndersonOrthocell Ltd – medical technology that revolutionises nerve damage treatment and that gives people back their limbs but perhaps just as importantly; gives people back hope.

 

Chris Rhyss EdwardsSoldier.ly – An innovative wearable tech and community solution that monitors and supports veteran mental health and that actively works to prevent veteran suicide.

 

Michael TozerXceptional Testing– an inspiring technology and process that assists people with autism to not just find work, but to find roles where they can excel!

 

A special mention to the People’s Choice award winner – Hiren Savjiyani from Hike – an advanced POS software making retail easier.

 

To the entire Australian cohort of 42 outstanding entrepreneurs – wow! You are simply inspiring and Australia really is the lucky country to have such incredible people within its ranks!

 

And to the truly wonderful WA cohort who are each doing AMAZING things, my sincere thanks. It has been my absolute pleasure to not only be inspired by how each of you are revolutionising the world for the better, but to also now consider each of you friends.

 

To the entire Australian cohort of 42 outstanding entrepreneurs – wow! You are simply inspiring and Australia really is the lucky country to have such incredible people within its ranks! And to the truly wonderful WA cohort who are each doing AMAZING things, my sincere thanks. It has been my absolute pleasure to not only be inspired by how each of you are revolutionising the world for the better, but to also now consider each of you friends.

 

Claire & TimothyDiGii Social

Scott & David – AYLA

JosephineNoisy Guts

Chris and David – Markr Systems

MichaelExodus Space Systems

Andrew – @Gelavo Pty Ltd

CatherineKinChip Systems

GenevieveThe Volte

Paola – Virtual CSI

Paul AndersonOrthocell Ltd 

 

 

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.

 

 

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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!

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!

 

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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!

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