Tech eChallenge winners
2019 Tech eChallenge winners
Third prize ($2000): ASAP (Thomas De Heus, Elias George, Rhys O’Brien, Harrison Telford)
Second prize ($3000): Pacer Bot (Daniel Canala and Alexander Teicher)
First prize ($5000): WIMSS (Matthew Hewett)
WIMSS has taken out first prize at this year’s Tech eChallenge. Matthew Hewett and his team have developed a new tool for farmers, which helps them more efficiently target weeds during the eradication process. The tool could potentially revolutionise the cost, process and method of weed eradication. So impressed was one of our judges, ThincLab Waite Manager, Eloise Leaver, that she also offered Matthew six months’ residency in the incubator, where he will be able to further progress his project and connect with others in the ag-tech field.
This year, a record-making 20 teams pitched their idea in the Tech eChallenge. In second place, Pacer Bot developed hardware to help runners stay focused and reach their full potential. Third place winners, ASAP, devised a software platform that combines various calendars, transport systems and other data, to provide users with a manageable and flexible organisational tool.
Whilst technical in foundation, ideas addressed a surprisingly diverse range of industries, including the arts, agriculture, and sports. Students created apps, software and hardware that addressed some fundamental problems we all face, such as time management, saving money, and keeping focused and motivated.
Many of the Tech eChallenge students are keen to further their entrepreneurship journey by enrolling in the Australian eChallenge that starts Tuesday 30 July 2019. Registrations are still open to all.
The Tech eChallenge would not be possible without the support of Grant Hull and his amazing team at Enabled Solutions.