Ten Australian-led startups are among the Guidewire Group’s 2010 Innovate!100 list released this week. The list is the result of a year-long Innovate! program of pitch slam and workshop events designed to identify and promote young companies and the entrepreneurs who drive them from idea to sustainability.
Using the Guidewire Group’s G/Score, presenting companies were ranked on seven key aspects including commercial viability, execution, team and business model. Eight of the 10 companies were scored during the G/Score’s exclusive Australian debut at the ANZA Gateway to the US workshops in August.
These companies are: iAsset (#14), Spring Gully Foods (#23), Evanscorp (#26), Inference Communications (#44), Hiive Systems (#57), Australian Survey Research (#59), Aviator Controls (#86) and Jasondb (#89). Two ot her Australian-led companies were scored at events in the US; the high ranking Red Oxygen (#3) and Whereoscope (#85).
“Capturing 10 percent of a top 100 list of innovative startups from around the world is an impressive showing,” said Viki Forrest, CEO of ANZA Technology Network, “It proves again that Australia punches above its weight when it comes to innovation.”
Only the US, Spain and France had more companies in the Innovate!100 list. Spain, with more than twice the population of Australia, had 11 companies on the list, including the #1 company – Anboto Group, a provider of Web-based customer service technologies based on semantics and natural language processing.
The Innovate!100 program was held in more than 30 cities on five continents. By exclusive arrangement with the Guidewire Group, ANZA Technology Network looks forward to bringing the G/Score to Australia again in 2011.
For more informati on:
ANZA Technology Network: http://www.anzatechnet.com/
Guidewire Group: www.guidewiregroup.com
Anboto Group: www.anbotogroup.com
Australian Survey Research: http://www.aussurveys.com
Aviator Controls: http://uniquestportal.com/aviator/technology/
Hiive Systems: http://www.hiivesystems.com/
Inference Communications: http://www.inferencecommunications.com
Red Oxygen: http://www.redoxygen.com/
Spring Gully Foods: http://www.springgullyfoods.com.au/