9 Australian startups that pitched at Pausefest (with gifs)

Just chillin before the big pitch

Last Thursday we travelled down to Melbourne for the Tech day at Pausefest and saw some great pitches from both early and later stage Australian startups. Here’s 9 startups you should keep your eye on over the next year (with gifs from the pitch).

The Bajaboard 

BajaBoard started as a hobby project in 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. At that time, e-boards were on the rise, and being referred to as “last-mile” commuting devices. With the legality of e-boards on roads being questionable at the best of times, a trio of Melbourne engineers decided to create a machine that would take themselves off the beaten path. Bajaboard won the later stage startup pitch on the day.

Health Delivered

Health Delivered is a cloud based platform for dietitians that provides streamlined consultations, personalised meal plans, integrated devices and remote dietary management. Health Delivered won the idea stage pitch on the day. Check out our interview with founder Pete Saunders.

Good on You

Now its possible to make a difference every time you shop by using the Good on You app. In this app, fashion brands are rated for their impact on people, the planet and animals.

Design Yoke

Design Yoke provides a one-page website design easily adapted for your business. Its a modern design with clean lines and styling for a wide variety of content.


For one flat fee starting from $2550 a month, Airly provides unlimited flights on a private aircraft saving members 2 hours per round trip.

And a couple of innovative startups coming out of university research commercialisation programs

Carlton Connect Initiative

This initiative is an 8-week training program based on the Lean LaunchPad methodology. This program accelerates commercial insight for researchers, helping teams understand if they are working on the right problem.

On: Accelerating Innovation

Established by CSIRO, ON specialises in assisting researchers from the fields of science and technology working on projects that have the potential to shape Australia’s future. ON offers a range of accelerator services to research teams at different stages of the innovation lifecycle.


Coviu provides interactive multi-party video calls and information sharing from your web browser with no additional downloads.


Cardihab provides clinicians with the ability to remotely deliver a scientifically validated, comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program based on ACRA guidelines. In a world first randomised controlled trial, CSIRO & Queensland Health researchers demonstrated that remote delivery of CR improves patient uptake (+29%), adherence (+38%) and completion (+70%) while significantly reducing the number of centre visits (-86%) and delivering equivalent clinical outcomes when compared to traditional, centre-based Phase 2 rehab program.

And finally a shout-out to the judges who dispensed encouragement, advice and constructive criticism in equal measure.



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