CeBIT PitchFest 2017: Look Who's Charging takes out first prize 

Look Who's Charging: Winner of CeBIT Australia Pitchfest 2017

A start-up focused on eliminating the stress of unknown transactions on your credit card statement won the CeBIT Australia 2017 PitchFest competition.

Look Who’s Charging’s Nicole Grover impressed the judges with her team’s product that will help eradicate the 14 million unknown transaction enquiries faced by banks each year. The start-up has already gained traction in the market with an undisclosed bank signing a seven-figure deal to launch the integration to their online banking in August.

Judges Maureen Murphy, Commercialisation Adviser, Raj Dalal, Big insights and James Cameron, AirTree Ventures said they “really liked the product and would use it in a heartbeat.”

The winner received a complimentary stand for CeBIT Australia 2018, $12,000 worth of hosted cloud services from Orion VM and a 12-month membership to TiE Sydney, a non-profit, global networking community.

Coming in second place was Rivuu, a platform to streamline social media marketing from the content creation right through to the approval stage. Sound Scouts, a gamified hearing test app making waves throughout Australian schools took out third place. Both received 12-months membership to TiE Sydney.

CeBIT PitchFest offers entrepreneurs practical real-world pitching experience, and the chance to receive feedback from leading entrepreneurial experts and key influencers.

Here’s a full list of the CeBIT PitchFest finalists.

Inkerz: bringing the internet of things to education, Inkerz utilises cutting-edge technology to bridge the gap between a notepad and the computer to increase the effectiveness of online learning.

Look Who’s Charging: simplifies the search to find which company has charged your credit card, set to reduce the hours customers spend on the phone to banks making enquiries.

Rivuu: changing how social media content is created, approved and scheduled, Rivuu streamlines social media work processes for faster turnaround times for agencies and businesses.

Hosonto Middleware: an end-to-end development platform for web and mobile applications that utilise a patent pending Automated Model View (AMV) framework to allow developers to focus on user interface and business logic.

Sound Scouts: a game designed to test the hearing of children, especially around the time they start school

Share with Oscar: dubbed as the ‘Airbnb for parking’, this is Australia’s first real time, on-demand, parking application that facilitates the rental of private parking spots.

KeyHub: key storage facilities that allow short term rental accommodation hosts to safely store and swap keys with guests in a secure and convenient location.

Arludo: a gamification app that combines augmented reality and play to empower teachers to teach STEM subjects and encourage students to engage and learn.

Ontoto: an advanced water monitoring solution to measure water level and temperature.

Smart Grid Energy: a unique solar power metering system developed by Enopte to address the rising cost of power. The system is free to access and can save users up to 30% through access to demand management controls and detailed information on energy consumption and generation.

We’ll write more about this year’s entrants in a future blog. Ensure you’re signed up to the CeBIT newsletter to get the latest insights into Australian technology and start-ups.   

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