A technology platform designed to connect professionals at events was a fitting winner of Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast 2017, an event to connect local designers, developers, students, creatives and business people.
Last night 10 teams delivered final pitches to a crowd of around 100 at Spark Bureau in Maroochydore, bringing the Sunshine Coast’s fourth annual Startup Weekend event to a close.
The winning concept Collabable was originally conceived of Chris Jolly, who pitched the idea of a tinder-like-app for creatives in front of a large audience on Friday night.
Chris Jolly, a University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) student was joined by fellow USC student, Ann Liew and Performance and Planning Manager of BOQ, Brendan Temple, who refined the Collabable business model over three days.
A tie for second place resulted in the award going towards TailMate, a solution which helps maintain a safe driving distance between vehicles, and Fox Pocket a functional and stylish removable pocket solution for women on the go.
The next Queensland Startup Week will be held on the Gold Coast on May 5, full details here.