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Meet the 30 Startups at Launch Pad’s 2019 Demo Day

AI-driven minerals exploration, advanced VR platforms for gaming and architecture, renewable energy integrated with home automation, vision science-driven smart gyms, water recycling systems being exported to Silicon Valley and space junk tracking systems inspired by the human brain being sold to the US Airforce.

These were just some of the 30 fantastic tech startup and scale-up businesses pitching to a big crowd at Western Sydney University Launch Pad Demo Day, held in our vertical campus in Parramatta. There is a new generation of technology and innovation being driven from Western Sydney – some very exciting times ahead!

Check out the highlights here and watch all the pitches here.

ABP Learning is a production company specialised in biomedical and scientific animation and e-Learning.
Des Sloane, CEO |

Activintel is developing AI Vision algorithms to seamlessly track and measure workouts for high performance athlete and gyms.
Tyson Mccarthy, Co-founder |

Airli offers live geo-location based pollen level alerts for asthma sufferers.
Jacob Malana, Founder |

Alta is a VR game development studio working on A Township Tale – a VR multiplayer role-playing game.
Tima Anoshechkin, Co-founder and CEO |

Aqtiv provides a rapid selection and booking marketplace for sporting venues and activities market.
Fadi Madanat, Co-founder |

Aquacell specialises in wastewater treatment and water recycling systems across commercial and municipal sectors.
Colin Fisher, Managing Director |

ArtOn Lab specialises in building games, interactive virtual reality experiences and mobile apps.
Anton Bogdanovych, Founder and CEO

Block42 is easing the learning curve for STEM education and 3D animation with blocks. Students can code and see their creation in real time.
Brian Zou, Co-founder and CEO |

bVitra manufactures alternative therapeutic products for muscle pain relief targeting high growth emerging markets such as India and the Middle East.
Lila Bate, Founder |

ByteIQ leverages AI to support clinical and business decision making in a range of healthcare markets.
Rob Khamas, Founder |

ClaimRight provides rapid and streamlined insurance and Centrelink claims lodgement and processing.
William Johns, Founder |

Classy Lists leverages wireless communication for attendance management processes in schools, colleges and universities.
Tim Moors, Founder |

EarthAI streamlines mineral exploration using AI and machine learning.
Roman Teslyuk, Founder and CEO |

Fern Eco provides a viable alternative to plastic through “In-home Compostable” shopping bags and a range of food packaging products.
Matthew Dell, Founder |

Future IQ delivers smart energy management by combining home automation, solar generation & battery storage as a service.
Sarang & Jatin Vengurlekar, Co-founders |

Grocery Van provides online and on-demand combined grocery delivery service from Aldi, Costco, Coles and local stores.
Rakib Hasan, Founder |

GuruNow takes the Q&A format online by putting high-quality gurus in front of targeted communities and audiences via live-video technology.
Anthony Gerber, Founder |

gymsym provides smart gym solutions to automate tracking and analyse workouts.
Dane Dobre, Founder |

Inspace XR creates augmented and virtual reality software for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC).
Justin Liang, Founder & CEO |

LandIT provides a workflow and management platform for property development opportunity assessment.
Peter Michie, Founder |

Metaflo is a platform for university students to improve their mental wellbeing through tracking wellness, building resilience and connecting to support services.
Lana Mohammed, Founder |

PersonDrive prevents SMEs from losing employee by engaging and guiding new hires from day zero with a personalised online on- boarding experience that can be set up in less than 3 minutes.
Vuong Ngo, Founder |

Payo Scientific provides equipment to research institutions to extend the lifespan of tissue samples.
Paul Breen, Founder and Director |

Pnyx provides affordable client relationship management and integrated database solutions for the community care sector.
Juan Pereyra, Founder |

Tiliter is an artificial intelligence and vision science company focused on product recognition for supermarkets worldwide.
Martin Karafilis, Co-founder and COO |

Travel Circles is a social networking app that helps organise travel and conference planning using artificial intelligence.
Olga Voronina, Founder |

STEMTera delivers STEM education hardware and software solutions using Industry 4.0 principles.
JP Liew, Founder |

Sunlight Analytics makes advanced data analytics easier for medium size businesses.
Robin Benton, Founder |

Xootro develops and retails innovative, plant-based Australian complementary medicine (nootropics) for improved cognitive function.
Gordon Melsom, Co-founder |

The energy from the pitches spread throughout the room and the event ended on a high with lots of buzz, networking, and connections made. We’re excited for our startups’ next steps and look forward to being part of their journey ahead.



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