Steve Govis and team to receive support from global mentors at Adelaide-based ANZ Innovyz START accelerator.
Edgebox today announced that it has been selected for the ANZ Innovyz START Summer 2013 accelerator program which kicked off on 21 January 2013.
Modelled on the renowned US-based TechStars program, ANZ Innovyz START helps to develop successful tech enterprises with potentially break-through ideas that are ready for accelerated growth. Just ten entrants for the Summer 2013 program were selected from over 120 applicants from around the world.
The Edgebox team will be participating in a 13-week intensive mentorship program at the ANZ Innovyz START offices in the heart of Adelaide’s Central Business District. There, they will receive a range of sponsored business support services to help them accelerate growth, as well as advice from more than 35 mentors, including CEOs and corporate executives who have started, grown and exited companies. High-profile program mentors include Chief Experience Evangelist for Microsoft’s US Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) team, Chris Bernard, noted Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Babinec, and co-founder and former Chairman of DealsDirect, Paul Greenberg.
At the conclusion of the program on April 18th, Edgebox will present its business plan to more than 350 attendees and investors at a special Demo-Day at Adelaide Town Hall.
Dr. Jana Matthews, Managing Director of ANZ Innovyz START, said: “We only accept a handful of companies for ANZ Innovyz START. Our decision is based on whether we believe the innovation is ‘breakthrough’, and whether the company founders are really committed, coachable, and have leadership potential. Edgebox is an exciting company with a potentially industry-changing product and a dedicated leadership team. We look forward to helping them realise their vision and preparing them for global growth.”
Nick Reade, ANZ General Manager for Small Business, said, “We’re excited by the calibre of the participants for our second program and feel that we are building on the success of our inaugural class last year. To have participants of this calibre validates why ANZ is supporting the ANZ Innovyz START program and the broader start-up segment in general.”
Dr Chris Farmer, Executive Clinical Director for Edgebox, said, “Edgebox has developed an innovative web and mobile software platform for data-driven improvement of patient safety. This globally scalable cloud based platform is used to rapidly create novel solutions to high-risk and high-cost patient safety issues.”
Edgebox Executive Director and Systems Architect Steve Govis adds that “from our existing strategic position in the Australian market, the timing is great for launching Edgebox solutions globally with the ANZ Innovyz START program. We look forward to working with the impressive team of mentors that ANZ Innovyz START has assembled as we prepare for the next stage of growth and expansion into new markets.”
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The goal of Edgebox is to help accelerate improvements in performance management and patient safety by expanding the information capabilities of organisations through a flexible, affordable and simple to use platform of visual thinking tools. The Edgebox platform provides a performance management solution that takes people on a learning journey from discovery, through to understanding, improvement and prevention. Combined with innovative management and social engineering practices we help to inspire and empower people to make a difference in patient safety. Over 120 healthcare facilities across Australia use the Edgebox platform to provide an environment in which excellence can flourish. Edgebox helps to create internal conversations about performance and improvement in a positive and constructive way that engages and unites teams together around a common goal. Through real-time benchmarking with peers the system connects people and organisations that want to improve their performance by sharing their outcomes and experiences.For more information see www.edgebox.com.au
About ANZ Innovyz START
ANZ Innovyz START is a 13-week accelerator program modelled after the highly successful TechStars program in the United States (rated as the world’s #1 accelerator program). Many companies apply but only ten are accepted. Those CEOs and one or two team members move to Adelaide, AU, for three months to grow their business in the accelerator.ANZ Innovyz START provides a $6,000 stipend to each founder (up to $18,000 per company) to participate in the program. The Program Director works with each company to commercialise its break-through innovation. The program includes mentoring by successful entrepreneurs, learning programs around growing a company, identification of target markets, working and reworking the company’s plan, and a presentation to potential investors on the final day of the program. ANZ Innovyz START is one of 50 accelerators in the Global Accelerator Network that was created by TechStars. www.innovyzstart.com
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