Within five hours of our #VentureUp19 Queenstown cohort coming together, they formed teams around the problem areas they each felt most strongly about!
The problem pitches ranged from the better management of high-traffic areas in urban areas, to creating a more streamlined internship process – from hiring to how interns are integrated into companies – to helping people manage and balance their busy lifestyles.
And now we have four teams working away towards their showcase on Friday 26 April – so where are they at now?
Meet our #VentureUp19 Queenstown teams
EcoTex are addressing the issues that local emerging clothing designers face when sourcing sustainable suppliers. They have developed a marketplace that facilitates the trade of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) fabrics.
Georgie Northcoat | Darshil Varmora | Callum Paterson | Philip Dablio
Habitat exists to combat the uncertainty faced by young people trying to convert to a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Their solution sends the user an environmentally conscious habit monthly, with the long term intent of transitioning them to a completely sustainable lifestyle.
Greta Balfour | Connor Fleming | Rewa Sophie Walker Henderson
Get Real have first-hand experience with the struggles that high school leavers face when planning gap years. Their solution brings together the opportunities available in a one-stop simple to use site. Providing young high school leavers with more confidence when deciding their next life move.
Oscar Bright | Matthew Yam | Thomas Beckwith | Nina Renske Poelman | Quinn Moffat
Move 37 understand the difficulties that early stage startup founders experience when trying to form a team. Their platform facilitates connections between startup founders and teams who share a common vision.
Steve Quindo | Magdeline Huang | Finn McCabe
Stay tuned for more updates from the programme!
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