Today, The Duke of York travelled to Melbourne to hold [email protected] Australia 2.0 On Tour Melbourne at Government House.
On arrival in Melbourne, HRH attended a lunch at RMIT Activator where he met key stakeholders in the Entrepreneurship ecosystem in Victoria.
Upon arrival at Government House, The Duke of York called on the Governor of Victoria, The Hon. Linda Dessau before moving into the Ball Room for the On Tour event.
Speaking at the event, HRH said “It is an enormous pleasure to be back in Melbourne. These On Tour events are very important for us not just because we get to see a lot of very innovative businesses but it also gives us a chance to showcase a larger group of businesses and ideas.”
“The opportunity to display and showcase innovation and clever new ideas in business is a huge privilege, and it is incredibly encouraging to see how Australia has taken to [email protected], and how we can do this for Australians, in Australia, with Australians.”
What we have found by doing Pitch is that the serendipitous connections that can come about are invaluable. I would ask the Audience to please see any businesses after this event to tell them what you can do for them – all of you can make a material difference to the success and growth of these businesses here today.”
Eight Entrepreneurs were selected from the 17 businesses pitching, and will go on to attend the [email protected] Australia 2.0 Boot Camp on 28th November and [email protected] Australia 2.0 in Brisbane on 30th November. The eight selected were;
• Ida Sports – they are designing the worlds best football boot for women, that reflects the unique anatomical differences between men’s and women’s feet.
• Dreamweaver IP has developed an insulating packaging material from renewable materials that is recyclable in any recovery stream and can be used across global industries including agribusiness, agriculture and biotech.
• WORK180 has flipped the traditional job platform model on its head, shifting and power to female job seekers by assessing and pre-screening employers.
• Subo Products was launched in 2012 and has invented and brought to market “the food bottle”, an innovative product that promotes healthy eating on the go for babies and toddlers.
• femi is a personalised subscription box service for menopausal women, using a unique matching system that finds the right natural treatments for menopause symptoms.
• Good On You is a comprehensive brand ratings system and marketplace for ethical shopping, initially in the fashion sector.
• Recova Wear provides post-surgery clothing and wellbeing solutions to aid patient recovery and rehabilitation.
• Vollie is an online marketplace that connects skilled people to non-profits and charities for remote, skills-based online volunteering.