18 WA startups selected for Plus Eight bootcamp

Amanda Walker
Amanda Walker from WA HomeStay is one of the 18 selected to attend the bootcamp. Photo - Startup West.

The annual Plus Eight tech accelerator program has chosen its initial 18 companies it will invite to its bootcamp next weekend, from which up to 14 will be chosen to run through the 10-week first phase of mentoring and support, that comes with the program proper.

Rather than select 6 to 8 up front, the program first introduced this staged approach last year, so it can have a good look at the companies and founders, before committing its investment resources and time on such a small group.

This seemed to work well last year, with two of the graduating class then winning significant funding following the completion of the program

The 18

WA HomeStay
An online booking platform for WA holiday accommodation, who are committed to giving back to WA and being fair for both owners and guests. Founder Amanda Walker was recently interviewed on the Startup West podcast.

Snackr is revolutionising the stadium experience with mobile concession & merchandise ordering solutions – so fans can skip the queues and enjoy the action! Their tech has already been tested live in Tasmania during last year’s Big Bash.

FoundAt is a world scale Augmented Reality (AR) platform that solves the shortcomings of existing AR platforms that are holding them back from large scale applicability for corporate applications.

The Tooth Market
The Tooth Market connects prospective dental patients to practices. They do this by helping patients to diagnose, quote, book and fund the dental treatment that they need, when they need it online, before going to the dentist.

IDEA: Innovation Design Entrepreneurship Academy
IDEA is an academy for young innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives, aged 15 – 21 years who offer bespoke education programs in a blended learning environment that delivers nationally recognised ‘future-ready’ credentials in an innovative, real-world setting.

LearnBite is a new era in teaching and learning, built for maximum student engagement. Using micro learning theory, LearnBite delivers short bite-size business videos that are designed for Gen Y & Z, featuring interactive and ESL student friendly content.

Cradle Accounting
Automating the accounting for a mandatory lease accounting standard that applies to all listed companies and many more worldwide. Input the contractual information in Cradle and have a set of financial reports, essentially removing the accountant.

Agrisave Technology
They help farmers understand the composition of their soil profile using sensors and analytics.

Tender Relief
Tender Relief is a simple online tool helping small businesses understand, and therefore submit, better tenders. They won the Freo Startup pitch fest last December.

Wolfit Box
Wolfit delivers healthy, human-grade meal plans made especially for your dog, direct to your door. It’s not dog food, it’s food for your dog!

Audio Scriptr
Audio Scriptr is an Audible for the professional world, converting documents into beautiful audio-generated content so that you and your team can listen on the go.

SO is the essential tool for every social media user, a simple solution to a modern problem that at least 650 million people need. It facilitates a digital closure to your digital life, whenever that may be.

Camp Connect
Camp Connect is an enterprise software and mobile application is an industry-first created specifically for remote mining, by people in the industry. Keeps people connected and engaged, while on remote mine sites.

Eikonic R&D
Eikonic is an international award-winning social enterprise on a global mission to protect the planet from plastics, and humans from oral diseases, 2 mouths at a time, reaching 1 billion mouths by 2033.

RadiXplore is an AI that helps resource companies find hidden leads and unrecognised mineral deposits within unstructured text data through a user-friendly web application.

Ready Team One
Ready Team One applies gamification principles to experiential learning and develops the latest interactive Virtual Reality technologies to make entertainment and training engaging.

Charli, is an AI matchmaker for finding the psychologist that’s best for you. They also co-won the Freo Startup Pitch in December.

Purposeful helps school leavers to find direction and purpose in life after graduation.

We wish all 18 founders and teams all the best for the bootcamp, and look forward to seeing who gets through the next (Phase One) stage, and then ultimately – in a few months’ time – which 6 to 8 startups win investment from the program (usually around $50K each) and run through Phase Two to the finishing demo day in September or so.

If these great companies have inspired you to kickstart your business goals, find out more about Spacecubed’s six week pre-accelerator program, Sprint. Early-bird tickets are on sale now, giving you the chance to grow your business and become a successful founder for a discounted rate. Get your ticket and find out more here.


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