SPUR supports female entrepreneurs #PressForProgress

In acknowledgement of International Women’s Day 2018, we thought we’d highlight some of the innovative women SPUR is fortunate to work with.

This year’s theme is #PressForProgress, something we’re passionate about at SPUR.  We’re always keen to collaborate with WA start-ups to progress their location based ideas.

Ruth Hatherley - Founder and CEO Moneycatcha

Ruth’s fintech start-up Moneycatcha uses blockchain as the basis for its innovative products Homechain, a loan origination platform, and Regchain, a risk review tool.

In 2016 SPUR helped Moneycatcha with a SPURonWA grant and access to data using a SPUR Developer’s Licence to test its idea before going to market.

The company’s been highly successful and recently formed a partnership with HSBC Australia which will pilot its solutions.

Emma Tomkinson - Founder and Director Community Insight Australia

Emma’s making UK software tool Community Insight work for Australians.

The tool collates and maps publicly available social data to give not-for-profits and governments the location-based information they need to tailor their services to local communities. These services include housing, employment and training and health programs.

We provided Community Insight Australia a SPURonWA grant which helped fund the development of the start-up’s automated reporting functionality.

Siobhan Lancaster - Founder and CEO Instatruck

Siobhan and co-founder David Blomeley developed Instatruck, an online truck-matching platform.  The technology allows customers to source the closest, most suitable truck for their needs. It is the perfect solution for businesses looking to improve their last mile deliveries, as it reduces delivery times, and means goods are delivered when the customers want them delivered, with live track and trace features for the senders and receivers enhancing transparency of deliveries.

After great success in Perth, the start-up is expanding to the eastern states.  It also won the Growth Category of the Western Australia Innovator of the Year 2016.

Instatruck used SPURonWA grant money to develop an android platform for the business.

Jacinta Houzer - Co-Founder and Creative Director Cultured Cities

Jacinta is a university student and co-founder of Cultured Cities which provides young travellers with an insight into youth culture from the perspective of students.  Jacinta was awarded a Curtin Ignition Scholarship by Landgate in 2016. Through SPUR’s help Cultured Cities has been able to transform their offering from physical paper maps to a location based online platform. Culture recently added Melbourne to its list of Cultured Cities.

Join us in congratulating our female entrepreneurs, along with all those women in the start-up sphere, for leading the way on International Women's Day, 8 March 2018.

If you think you have a location data based idea that we can help you with, contact our team to find out more.

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