Collider behind the scenes #5: Collision Labs

4 April 2018

Life at BizDojo Welly has been all sorts of busy lately! As you probably know, our new Market Lane site opened on Monday 26 March. It’s pretty exciting to think that we now occupy the building where Xero grew up, and have a presence in what is becoming a tech and innovation precinct.

 The Bull Nose - BizDojo Market Lane.

The Bull Nose - BizDojo Market Lane.

A few of our Tory Street community have made the move down to Market Lane and it got me thinking about the opportunity we now have at Tory Street. We have spare desks and the Collider mission is to foster a connective space that supports people doing business in the tech, innovation and creative sectors Wellington…

Why not bring in some startups who have established a viable business (but aren’t currently in the position to pay for a coworking membership) and have committed to making a go of it, surely they would benefit from being part of the BizDojo community and having the inside word on and easy access to our Collider events!

We reached out to our friends at the Victoria University VicLink Bootcamp, Mahuki (Te Papa’s innovation accelerator) and regular Collider event attendees and assembled an awesome group of people and startups!

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Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be doing deep-dive interviews with the founders that we’ll share with you. Until then — here is an overview of the 12 rad humans and 5 awesome startups that will be working from the ‘Collision Labs’ pod at BizDojo Tory St:

Jacinta & Miranda from Dignity 

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Dignity started at the beginning of 2017, through the VicLink Entrepreneurial Bootcamp, in order to help females in New Zealand have access to sanitary items in work and at school. Dignity uses a ‘buy one, give one’ approach so that companies can provide sanitary items not only to their staff but also to local students who are lacking access to pads and tampons, causing them to miss out on education. 

Ana, Vlad & Dan from Excio

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Excio is the first-ever platform for displaying interactive visual content straight on the home screens of mobile devices around the world. Excio allows for a seamless one-touch interaction with the meaningful content where people can learn more about the image, its author, the story behind it, visit web page or take a call to action. The platform works as a visual discovery channel targeting content creators — photographers, artists, cultural institutions, tourism initiatives, communities and their appreciators. Launched last year, Excio already has big players like Wellington City Council, Wellington City Libraries, Archives, Te Papa Museum and others on board.

Jaemen, Cazna & Richard from SimplyFi

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SimplyFi are looking to streamline the sharing of artwork and private collection items. They are building a tool that will allow private collectors to simply catalogue their private collections and securely allow transactional exchanges to cultural institutions that would like to showcase their artwork or collection items.

Michael from StudySpy

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StudySpy is an NZ’s most comprehensive tertiary course comparison site displaying 8,977 courses and apprenticeships from 373 NZQA-approved education providers. StudySpy makes information on study transparent and accessible to prospective students helping them make one of the biggest decisions in their life. The free web app shows students the domestic and international tuition fees, course duration, level, course videos and graduate employment outcomes like percentage of students that get a job after study and their average earnings. The data on the site is powered by Ministry of Education, NZQA, Tertiary Education Commission, Careers NZ and Universities NZ. StudySpy offers education providers a free provider profile to edit and maintain their information with an easy-to-use dashboard.

Katy & Lexie from Town Square

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Town Square is an event discovery platform that makes it easy for people to find things they enjoy doing in a place near them. It combines both big and small events to enable people to find local events based on their interests. Anyone can submit an event for free.

 

We are so pumped that we can support them while they grow their businesses and connect them with our BizDojo community. We can’t wait to see what they achieve! And we’ll make sure to keep you posted along the way too.