Fastbrick Robotics has topped this fortnight’s startup and tech company ranking, following its win at the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year awards. As well as picking up prize smoney of $75,000, the robotic bricklaying innovator received broad press coverage, and multiple nominations from Techboard’s panel of experts.
Carnegie Wave Energy dropped one rank to second this fortnight. The cleantech remained in the headlines as it was awarded grant funding of $15.5m from the European Regional Development Fund towards its planned project at Wave Hub in the UK.
Shark Mitigation Systems, ranked third, scored highly in social media engagement and press coverage, after it announced a collaborative research project with the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the University of Technology Sydney.
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Bikeboookings, ranked fifth, was the highest trending unlisted company. It saw strong social media engagement, and announced its international launch with some stores in the US already using the 30 day trial the startup is offering.
“Going international is a significant milestone for our product,” according to Bikebookings CEO Kristen Britz. “We have some significant updates in development that will complete our quest to offer an all-inclusive software solution for bike shops by early 2017.”
The company is also in discussion with the two leading bike shop software solution companies to white label Bikebookings’ solution to their approximate 2,000 stores.
Other startups trending this fortnight include Power Ledger (ranked sixth), which signed an MOU with New Zealand’s Vectorto to deploy Power Ledger’s energy trading platform, and CourseGenius (ranked seventh) which launched new compliance training courses. Instatruck (10th) and ePAT (15th) both picked up prizes at the WA Innovator of the Year.
Other noteworthy startup accomplishments and milestones this fortnight include Moodle‘s Martin Dougiamas being announced as a finalist for the 2017 WA Australian of the Year, Proteomics International winning the WA Industry and Export Awards and The Stock Market Guru‘s soft launch of its product to the Australian market.
All of these and more can be viewed at Techboard, along with the full ranking of 700+ companies.