This week I launched a new personalised storybook to educate parents and children on the importance of handwashing and how to do it right. Readers can create the book online and read it for free or pay $20 for a physical personalised copy to be sent to them on our website.
Sales met with Wodonga-albury council who are interested in working with us on a traffic project; project is worth 2k upfront with possibilities of extending this further pending trial. Should also help our traffic data be more accurate outside of large urban centres
Our head of sales Angus met with ASON group today; a specialist traffic and engineering firm that consult to public and private sectors. Angus is in the final stages of closing this deal that would bring in 80k worth of revenue and help to de-risk us/provide more social proof for our platform
One of our goals this week was to try secure 5 meetings before next tuesday. Our sales intern, Vincent, got his first successful cold call meeting set up with Campbelltown Council! Councils have been notoriously difficult for us to contact and get meetings with so its a really hard-won effort for vince
Had a meeting with a software company that has an online platform to help councils and construction companies make digital twins for new infrastructure. They provide zoning, rental pricing, and 3D modelling to understand impacts on existing buildings - we're going to integrate our API with their platform to display traffic + congestion data AND have them a potential sales channel. They have a lot of relationships with different government organisations and gov themselves so gives us a warm lead into a key market!
The 2018–19 Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme by the Australian Government is a financial assistance program that attracted 4019 applications from Australian businesses, the highest number of applicants in nearly a decade.
Sofiri is one of a growing number of startups that have applied for the Government’s Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) to continue marketing our innovative platform and its different uses.
Most tech teams running a distributed software system wish they had more complete and up-to-date diagrams of their architecture. Archium can now give you a deeper understanding of your architecture than you've ever had, and at a fraction of the cost of asking your staff to draw pictures in your wiki.
On May 4, 2018 I launched my first Company, age 52, to Empower and help Change Statistics. It has been as challenging as it has rewarding. Launched with Private seed funding, in Bootstrapping stage. It is an umbrella for Collaboration, offers an Affiliate Program and Invites Experts.
We are starting to work out our trip to Swaziland in January to work with the schools we have on board there, and we just made a sale to a neighbouring South African school! I had been in discussions with them for a while, and the call I just had was really exciting and positive. The aim is to use their school as a pilot in Jan to show the rest of the schools in their network the value, with a view to rolling it out across all of them! They're called UWC and they have schools in Singapore, Japan, Canada, the US, Brazil, China, and across Europe. The Head of school that I spoke to is also on the Mental Health Task Force for the whole UWC network, and he is going to champion this. They are also keen to do a big research study across all of their schools in conjunction with this, and include the teacher wellbeing training as well as the student curriculum. Basically similar to the plan for UAE :) Early 2020 is going to be massive!!! :)
This brings up the next people we need on board - researchers! I'm contemplating if we can get some PhD students on board!?
I just got off a call with a company from the UAE who has a contract from the government to help schools meet legislative requirements in many key areas, one of which is mental health. They are fully on board with our program approach (both the student curriculum and the teacher program!) and we are scheduling a pilot in early 2020 with the view to bringing both the teacher and student programs into all their schools!!! Another Linkedin connection!!!! :):)
These stockbrokers understand the value of the Mafematica offering and are talking to Mafematica about an IPO round of funding / and/ or providing themselves as a lead member of the panel of brokers that we intend to develop.
BGL has 60% of the accounting serviices market in the Austrlian SMSF market and has international outlets in Asia and the UK. It is expanding its services to include accounting systems for non superannuation business.
BGL is a leading user of AI in accounting software, and provides, for a company like Mafematica and this will allow Mafematica to provide a true 'straight-though-processing' regime that the industry has talked about for so long but has not delivered.
Vinovata is an Australian wine platform in Japanese, providing Australian wineries with a channel to better connect and communicate their stories to customers in Japan and driving the number of cellar door visits by Japanese living in or visiting Australia (PR, Tourists, etc). Stage 1 MVP has been very successful with 40+ wineries sign-ups.
On 9 September we officially launched our startup to the world and we're so proud to announce that we enable people to cash in on clutter in houses around Sydney. This can be done through renting out items on our platform.
Competition Awards and Supportive Measures including
• Competition Awards: The first prize is around AUD $70K
• Venture Capital
• Connection to all special support units, local venture capital agencies, well-known enterprises
• Overseas Mentors: Experts who have great influence in venture capital field are invited to be overseas mentors.
Thanks to a Genesis Mentor we've been put in contact with the owner of a large co-working space across Australia! He is currently looking for an exact solution like our phone booths, and he invited us to tender to for a fit out of all his offices across Australia.
Thanks to our user/customer interviews we've been able to start work on a new feature that we're excited to test with our user base. It targets specific feedback on where we can improve the user experience and has been flagged in almost every user interview we've done.
I just had a fantastic call with the MBA Program Convenor at the University of Newcastle (he reached out to me via Linkedin). They are going to fly me up there early next year to deliver a guest lecture to their MBA students and run an initial pilot of Open Parachute through their Leadership Program (as well as deliver a talk to the Hunter Young Professionals Network). This will be a great opportunity to check out the University market to develop more programs for that age group. He thinks there is great potential for work with Uni's worldwide, so we're keen to test it out!
We found the perfect person to hire in Canada for sales and program management. She is a teacher wanting to do something bigger, and we have spent the last month vetting her - she passed with flying colours! She is essentially going to create herself a job - she's going to spend the next few months looking for leads, while we focus on honing in on our marketing strategy with our salesperson in LA, and then as soon as we are satisfied with these two variables we will start her full force.