Program Alumni

Startup Gippsland Alumni Creates COVID-19 Testing in Wastewater

By Natasha Wright | July 10, 2020
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Emily Scholes, Founder and Chief Scientist of Enviro MicroBio and Startup Gippsland alumni, has found a way to test COVID19 in wastewater! With ample experience in water and wastewater testing and management, and a background in membrane science, Emily identified a need to provide COVID-19…

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Innovation in a Crisis: With Jamie Sciberras from The Biscuit Shop

Innovation in a Crisis: Jamie Sciberras from The Biscuit Shop

By Aldona Kmieć | May 6, 2020
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Innovation in a Crisis: with Jamie Sciberras from The Biscuit Shop   Husband and wife duo Jamie and Sarina Sciberras, along with their son Joseph, started The Biscuit Shop just 3 years ago. Operating from their customised commercial kitchen in Boolarra, the business began when…

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Innovation in a Crisis: Ryan Clancy and Kaitlyn Abrahall from Scarlet & Grace

By Aldona Kmieć | April 29, 2020
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Innovation in a Crisis: with Ryan Clancy and Kaitlyn Abrahall from Scarlet & Grace   Ryan and Kaitlyn, from Scarlet & Grace, inject a sense of lightheartedness and positivity into the way they approach our conversation; even amidst these tumultuous times. However, it is evident…

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Innovation in a Crisis: Tegan McKay from The Mindful Hub

By Aldona Kmieć | April 21, 2020
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Innovation in a Crisis: with Tegan McKay from The Mindful Hub   For Tegan McKay, provisional psychologist and founder of The Mindful Hub, she knows all too well the implication the current COVID-19 crisis can have on the wellbeing and mental health of communities, particularly…

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Innovation in a Crisis: Laura Eddington from Little Bumble Reusable Food Wraps

By Aldona Kmieć | April 16, 2020
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Innovation in a Crisis: with Laura Eddington from Little Bumble Reusable Food Wraps It may be hard to imagine, but food wastage makes up for $10 billion dollars each year in Australia alone; which equates to approximately $1,200 annually per household. For Laura Eddington, founder…

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Innovation in a Crisis: Aeromedical Solutions

By Aldona Kmieć | April 8, 2020
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Innovation in a Crisis: With Erin Lord from Aeromedical Solutions   When we think about building a business to fill a much needed gap in the marketplace, we often don’t look to crisis or unfortunate events for inspiration.  But for Erin Lord and Steve McLaren,…

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Innovation in a Crisis: With Annebelle van Tongeren from Fern and Frost 

Innovation in a Crisis: With Annebelle van Tongeren from Fern & Frost 

By Aldona Kmieć | March 26, 2020
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Innovation in a Crisis: With Annebelle van Tongeren from Fern & Frost  It’s hard not to feel impacted or worried in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, Annebelle van Tongeren, yoga instructor and founder of “Fern & Frost” speaks in a way that could…

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Scarlet & Grace

By Aldona Kmieć | March 5, 2020

Scarlet & Grace By Kaitlyn Abrahall & Ryan Clancy, Startup founders from Sale Luxurious products, Natural Soy Wax Candles and Diffusers “As we worked through the program this extended to a much more long-term strategic plan of how we can manage the business, document and…

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Avail

By Aldona Kmieć | October 30, 2019

Avail Care Design By Dave Sayers, Baw Baw startup Stylish bathroom safety rails & accessories that help prevent slips and falls in the bathroom Dave Sayers, a founder and head designer of Avail Care, which designs stylish and sleek healthcare products such as grab rails…

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Little Bumble Food Wraps

By Aldona Kmieć | October 30, 2019

Little Bumble Beeswax Food Wraps By Laura Eddington, Warragul startup Premium reusable food wraps that eliminate plastic and food waste. Lovingly handmade in Gippsland Photo: Aldona Kmiec Photo: Jakub Fabijanski Photo: Jakub Fabijanski We hear from the winner of the Best Overall Pitch Prize sponsored…

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Urban Farmland

By Aldona Kmieć | October 30, 2019

Urban Farmland by Angelo Saridis, Startup founder from Warragul Online marketplace connecting landholders for Urban food growing initiatives Photo: Supplied Photo: Jakub Fabijanski Photo: Jakub Fabijanski UrbanFarmland.com.au  is a digital platform that enables landlords to lease out their available urban farm land to local farmers…

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The Worksheds Alternative

By Aldona Kmieć | October 30, 2019

The Worksheds Alternative by Kristen Robbins, startup founder from Heyfield The Worksheds provides alternative education options for students between High School and Home School  Photo: Supplied Photo: Jakub Fabijanski Photo: Jakub Fabijanski   “By the end of the night of the showcase I felt our…

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