Quipmo Wins Austrade’s Going Global Award at the UQ HYPE SPIN Accelerator Pitch Competition!!
- 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!!
What a time for Quipmo and we cant wait to continue on this incredible journey!
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!