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In pictures: UNSW Tech Startup Expo 2012

Computerworld Australia attended the university's expo this week, held at its School of Computer Science and Engineering. The event began with tech start-ups pitching their business to find potential staff, customers and partnerships, as well as networking with other start-ups.

  • [[xref:http://www.posse.com/|Posse]]: The site helps bands, festivals and venues encourage and reward their fans for promoting to their friends. Last month, Posse extended its concept to small retailers. Pictured is the company’s vice president engineering, Alex North, who used to work at Google.
  • [[xref:http://moojive.com/|Moojive]]: The app streamlines all user Facebook events and enables a location sharing for the duration of an event. There is also a built-in chat feature for members of an event.
  • [[xref:http://lostoncampus.com.au/|Lost on Campus]]: The free [[artnid: 415984|iOS app|new]] helps students find lecture theatres and tutorial rooms, cafes and vending machines, toilets and parking. [[xref:http://www.studentservices.com.au/|Student Services Australia]] (SSA) helped expand the app to cover other universities aside from the University of New South Wales. Pictured is SSA managing director, Andrew Maloney.
  • [[xref:http://www.dealsextra.com.au/|Deals Extra:]] The site is an aggregator of all the deals from every Australian daily deals website, such as Groupon, Living Social, Cudo, and Ouffer.
  • [[xref:http://recruitloop.com.au/|RecruitLoop]]: The virtual recruitment agency that hooks businesses up with a recruiter and tracks the time and cost of the recruiter’s services. Employers can select from pre-screened 30-second video interviews, which saves time and avoids the awkward face-to-face interview process. Pictured is the agency’s chief executive and founder, Michael Overell.
  • [[xref:http://www.tapit.com.au/|Tapit]]: The near field communication service enables companies to deliver content onto users’ smartphones with just a tap of their mobile device on a Tapit icon. Tapit allows users to make purchases via a mobile website; receive coupons or discount codes; or buy rail, movie, airline or concert tickets. Pictured is the company’s CIO, David Kainer.
  • [[xref:https://pygg.co/|Pygg]]: This service enables users to send money via social networking sites, in particular Twitter with plans to integrate Facebook down the track. For example, users can add funds to their Pygg account via PayPal, then pay their friends back by sending a tweet. Pictured is Pygg founder, Samuel Killin.
  • [[xref:https://www.scriptrock.com/|ScriptRock]]: This application enables companies to document the configuration of their systems and applications, and then test to see if they perform reliably after the application has undergone a change. It was developed by Alan Sharp-Paul (pictured), Leo Venegas and Michael Baukes.
  • [[xref:http://launchpad6.com/en/|Launchpad6]]: Launchpad6 Video Engine is a platform for launching video sites across the internet, mobile phones, TVs and Facebook.
  • [[xref:http://recruitloop.com.au/|RecruitLoop]]: The virtual recruitment agency hooks businesses up with a recruiter and tracks the time and cost of the recruiter’s services. Employers can select from pre-screened 30-second video interviews, which saves time and avoids the awkward face-to-face interview process. Pictured is the agency’s chief executive and founder, Michael Overell.
  • [[xref:http://www.dealsextra.com.au/|Deals Extra:]] The site is an aggregator of all the deals from every Australian daily deals website, such as Groupon, Living Social, Cudo, and Ouffer.
  • [[xref:https://setkick.com/|Setkick]]: Production management system for film and TV. It enables users to import scripts, generate call sheets and have access to all cast and crew contact information.
  • [[xref:http://shop2.com/|Shop2]]: Its founder, Taylor Luk (pictured), calls it a “social shopping catalogue”, where users can find and recommend products, build their own shopping catalogues or follow other users’ and stores’ shopping catalogues.
  • [[xref:http://www.dealsextra.com.au/|Deals Extra:]] The site is an aggregator of all the deals from every Australian daily deals website, such as Groupon, Living Social, Cudo, and Ouffer.
  • [[xref:https://www.scriptrock.com/|ScriptRock]]: This application enables companies to document the configuration of their systems and applications, and then test to see if they perform reliably after the application has undergone a change. It was developed by Alan Sharp-Paul (pictured), Leo Venegas and Michael Baukes.
  • [[xref:https://setkick.com/|Setkick]]: Production management system for film and TV. It enables users to import scripts, generate call sheets and have access to all cast and crew contact information.
  • MH Carnegie & Co: A venture capital firm that intends on investing in more start-ups over the next few years.
  • [[xref:http://shop2.com/|Shop2]]: Its founder, Taylor Luk (pictured), calls it a “social shopping catalogue”, where users can find and recommend products, build their own shopping catalogues or follow other users’ and stores’ shopping catalogues.
  • [[xref:http://invc.me/landing/collection_new|invc.me]]: Founded by Chris Hexton and James Lamont, invc.me enables users to track and manage their invoices, as well as set up automated reminders and ‘thank you’ notes for outstanding, overdue and paid invoices.
  • [[xref:http://coinr.com/|Coinr]]: According to its website, Coinr is a “simple little box” that enables users to drop their files in and organises them into appropriate categories with links to “hundreds” of related Web services. The files are separated using hashtags, such as #todo or #expense.
  • [[xref:http://www.shoesofprey.com/|Shoes of Prey]]: A site that enables users to design their own shoes from a range of pre-existing templates, with the ability to select the material and colour.
  • [[xref:http://www.matewire.com/|Matewire]]: The site, which is currently in beta, allows users to meet new people through outdoor activities. For example, one person could set up an event on the Matewire site and anyone else on the site would be able to join the creator.
  • [[xref:https://setkick.com/|Setkick]]: Currently in beta, the production management system for film and TV enables users to import scripts, generate call sheets, and have access to all cast and crew contact information.
  • [[xref:http://www.shoesofprey.com/|Shoes of Prey]]: The site enables users to design their own shoes from a range of pre-existing templates, with the ability to select the material and colour.
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