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The teams have been hard at work this weekend! In just a few hours they’ve come up with their ideas, validated them against the market, designed and executed them, and created business models.

From 5PM – 7PM on Sunday the teams will present their ideas to a panel of judges on the second floor of the University of Otago Commerce Building.

We’d like to invite anyone from the public to join us for the pitches in room 203 from 5PM – 7PM, and share a beer (or three) with us after the event until 9PM. Here are the 7 startups and what their ideas are.


VOR using data captured from optical and GPS technology to prevent crashes on New Zealand and international roads. They are initially targeting the rental car market.”


Tracks is like Trip Advisor for walking tracks. It’s a mobile app that solves the problem of lack of access to quality digital maps and resources around local walking tracks.


Treeage is a company that makes easy, fast, paper-free document grading software. What makes it special is the way it handles mass documents.

This team have found a way of revolutionising bulk document sorting on one hand and computer marking on the other.


“We creating a community space that’s non-alcohol focussed where people can have fun and socialise.”

Night Space created and trialled the first event last night. Between 1AM -9AM, about 75 people passed through the venue.


Property Match is turning the property market on its head. They’ve got a web based platform that’s going to more efficiently connect prospective tenants with property owners by profile matching. Both parties make a profile and seek each other out.


Mechanic in a box. It’s an early diagnostic system for vehicles providing peace of mind and reducing damage to a valuable asset. The tools provides the mechanic access to diagnostic information in real time. The device sends that information from each vehicle to a cloud platform which is interfaced by each dealer network.


Planit Green is an environmental rating agency for any company wanting to know more about going green. They offer a simple, affordable online tool for the business owner to assess how green their business is and where to improve.

Jason Beck