The Entrepreneur Bus stopped by the BilbyCNC facility in Kanoona on the way home from the Startup Camp.
BilbyCNC is the Australian distributor for Makerbot and UP brands of 3D printers, as well as CNC Routers and other related products. BilbyCNC are based in Kanoona, near Bega southern NSW.
BilbyCNC founder, Lee Bilby, spoke to us about the wide range of uses for 3D printing, including traditional engineering, jewellery design, through to use in bio-medical research.
This is the Replicator2, the latest device from Makerbot.
Congratulations to team Phonic Path for winning the 2013 South Coast Startup Camp Merimbula!
Phonic Path team members, Sarah James, Carston Eckelmann, Jackie Stallard with panel member, Christine Kaine. Trophies were 3D printed, and donated by BilbyCNC
Phonic Path (http://phonicpath.com/ ) aim to provide a smartphone app that provides tourists audio tours of the area they are visiting. The business was inspired by Jackie Stallard’s experiences living in Birdsville and hearing tourists arriving from the Birdsville Track saying that the trip was boring, oblivious to the fantastic stories, history and environment they’d just travelled through.
The team believe that lots of valuable content already exists but is held by many distributed bodies including local tourism groups, government agencies and other organisations. Phonic Path aim to bring all this content together in an easy to access, app-style environment for tourists.
Phonic Path was judge by the evaluation panel to be the team with the business idea and plan with the stongest story, and likely to receive strong support from local tourism and regional development agencies.
Congratulations to teams “Little Look” and “passAbuck” who both provided a high quality presentation, providing the judging panel with a tough task to select a winner.
The objective of the Startup Camp was to conceive, develop and present a business idea to a judging panel as if the objective was to secure funding.
The Panel comprised 5 judges:
The Startup Camp pitches go live to WebTV at 6pm . Check out http://www.intoitsapphirecoast.com/
passAbuck’s website is live
Check out http://amandadalziel.wix.com/passabuck
Team “Little Look” have their website up at http://itchybrain.com.au/littlelook/
Any comments can be contributed to team member Daryl via email at firstname.lastname@example.org