Start-up Teams

2Mar Robotics

2Mar Robotics designs, manufactures and sells wheelchair-mounted robot arms for people with quadriplegia. The arm is voice-controlled and can learn movements as well as be loaded with third-party applications.

The team is comprised of Marita Cheng, the 2012 Young Australian of the Year and founder of engineering outreach organisation Robogals and Hok Shun Poon, a software developer who holds a Master’s degree with first-class honours from Imperial College London. 2Mar is currently looking for another technically minded co-founder and for people with quadriplegia to share their insights and ideas regarding the product.

Client Catalyst

Client Catalyst solves lead generation small businesses by delivering inbound phone calls to local businesses. Our high quality mobile websites convert mobile traffic into phone calls from customers, twice as effectively as current market solutions. Recently securing our first partnership with an established advertising group, Client Catalyst is ready to rapidly expand taking advantage of the growing mobile space. Co-founded by Oliver Costa and James Merritt, who have been working together in the start-up space for several years, Client Catalyst together with MAP is looking forward to rolling out their market leading solution for local businesses.

Cortera Neurotechnologies

Cortera Neurotechnologies, Inc. designs implantable medical devices aimed at revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of incurable neurological conditions as well as enabling cutting-edge neuroscience research. With over half a decade of experience in NeuroEngineering, our company aims to be at the forefront of the rapidly growing $4.5 billion neurodevices industry.

Cortera was founded out of doctoral research from the University of California (UC), Berkeley. Co-founder and CEO Dr Rikky Muller holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley, co-founder Dr Simone Gambini is a Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Melbourne and co-founder Peter Ledochowitsch is a PhD candidate in BioEngineering at UC Berkeley.


Ebla is an online publishing platform that allows legal practitioners to contribute expertise and cite cases and legislation. Founded by former legal researcher Joseph Valente, experienced legal technologist Adam Neumann, and the venture capital experienced Jason Lim, the company is working closely with a number of universities, barristers and law firms to bring Ebla to the market.

The Price Geek

The Price Geek is a search engine for the market price of anything you want to buy online. We take data from eBay, Amazon, Craigslist and more to provide information transparency and data analytics to guide you in your purchasing decision process. Geeky stuff, but that’s who we are.

To date, we’ve acquired 50,000 users and have generated over $15,000 in eBay sales. Our team consists of the holy startup trinity — hacker, hustler and designer.


SwatchMate makes it incredibly easy to capture beautiful colour in the real world. Think of us like Shazam, but for colour. We're bringing colour into the 21st Century with the world’s smallest colour detector, paired with the world's most colourful app. We enable renovators to match colour to paint; designers to capture inspiring colours; photographers to calibrate their monitors; and, for the visually impaired, SwatchMate is opening up the world of colour with audio cues. Whoever you are, SwatchMate is your passport to the world of colour.

SwatchMate is comprised of University of Melbourne alumni Paul Peng, Rocky Liang and Djordje Dikic.