// How a structural draftsman developed a fully certified building planning system that makes your next building project way easier, and won him WA Innovator of the Year…
Startup West talks with former geo lab technician and draftsman Tom Young, CEO and founder of Udrew, who last year won WA Innovator of the Year award.
Udrew looks to help home owners with their building projects – be it an extension or putting in a pool – price the project, secure certified planning permission and make the whole thing cheaper and faster. What normally takes months can now happen in minutes..
Tom tells the story of the early days, nine years of ideation and development until founding the company, going through Curtin Ignition and the Plus Eight tech accelerator to doing deals with councils and launching the service …
As mentioned in our chat, a very nervous Tom was on ‘This Week in Startups‘ with Jason Calacanis in Silicon Valley (April 2018) who was suitably impressed and picked it as his best Aussie startup: ‘Startup Tuneup Downunder!‘ (fast forward to the one hour mark to hear Tom’s interview.)
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Interviewers: Charlie Gunningham & Beth Caniglia.
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