2011 Alumni        

Invert Robotics

Business Summary

Invert Robotics developed a climbing robot to perform industrial maintenance work in hazardous environments. Invert Robotics uses their proprietary technology to crack-test stainless steel silos and tanks used in the dairy industry.

Customer Pain

Crack-testing is currently a slow, dangerous and inaccurate job performed by teams of up to 6 abseilers. The current method incurs significant health and safety overhead, takes half a day per tank, and customers have expressed dissatisfaction with unverifiable results.

Invert Robotics offers a faster, safer, cheaper and independently verifiable service. A typical inspection will take 1 hour, require a single operator, incur minimal health and safety overhead, and produce reports accurate enough to enable predictive rather than reactive maintenance.

Team Introduction

James Robertson is the founder and CEO of Invert Robotics. He studied mechatronics engineering at the University of Canterbury where he developed the originally based-on technology. Later on he attracted Bill Day who agreed to become a director of Invert Robotics. He is a successful entrepreneur and has profound industry experience.

2012 Alumni

TranscribeMe

 

Business Summary

TranscribeMe converts voice to text. They offer a platform that connects professional and casual transcribers with customers in the publishing, medical, legal and business markets. Customers use TranscribeMe apps to record meetings, interviews and dictation, which are then securely transcribed into accurate text by real human crowd-sourced workers.

Customer Pain

Audio must be converted to text to be searched, shared and monetised. Having accurate transcriptions is a necessity for valuable content, such as interviews, meeting recordings and dictation. However, dictation, particularly lengthy dictation, is typically fraught with error on the transcription end using software. To date software has been the only alternative to real life transcribers, which are an expensive option and have lengthy turnaround time.

Team Introduction

TranscribeMe is led by a young, dynamic and globally experienced team with a Fulbright Scholar and Stanford MBA graduate.

2013 Alumni

Mohio

 

Business Summary

Mohio specialises in Data Visualisation software, allowing individuals and organisations to visually navigate, explore, and understand the information they access and use. Mohio’s product, Mohiomap, focuses on the Cloud storage space, helping individuals and teams to gain valuable insights faster and more accurately using a Visual Analytics approach.

Customer Pain

Individuals and businesses are swamped with exponentially growing information. The challenge of efficiently accessing what is relevant and important is a significant problem. This generally comes at a cost of reduced productivity, missed opportunities, and badly informed decision-making.

Team Introduction

Mohio was formed by Christian Hirsch in Nov. 2012 and was born out of the University of Auckland when Christian was involved with research work at the Centre for Software Innovation.  The research work was done together with Prof. John Hosking, Dean of Science at The University of Auckland, and Prof. John Grundy, Dean at the School of Software and Electrical Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology (Both are involved as advisors).