A College of Queensland startup prepared to assist 1.7 million Australian diabetics has gained UQ’s high entrepreneurship program, Ventures ilab Accelerator, Pitch Night time.
Journalism and public relations alumnus, Ashley Hanger began Stripped Supply two years in the past to unravel the problem of younger adults with diabetes not getting their remedy on time.
Seeing her boyfriend’s issue managing his situation impressed Ms Hanger to deliver diabetes administration into the twenty first century.
“Tristan has lived with diabetes for 27 years, and he can nonetheless overlook to organise his remedy,” she mentioned.
“Diabetes doesn’t simply have an effect on your bodily well being, it’s a large drain in your psychological well being too.
“I noticed a possibility to lighten the psychological burden for diabetics, and utilizing the various programs UQ Ventures has to supply, I used to be capable of refine my thought and learn to construct a enterprise.
“Now, due to ilab, I can flip Stripped Provide right into a actuality.
“Already, we’ve developed Australia’s largest on-line group of Gen Z diabetics, internet hosting essential conversations on psychological well being, physique positivity and sexuality, to vary how we view and speak about diabetes.”
From a profitable social media platform to a enterprise, Stripped Provide can also be Australia’s first diabetes subscription field: automating and delivering customized orders of insulin and different diabetic provides.
The ready checklist for residence deliveries by Stripped Provide is 300 sturdy already, and resulting from rollout in late 2021.
The startup makes use of present medical infrastructure to get drugs to individuals, with a subscription mannequin to make replenishing remedy so simple as attainable.
Pitch Night time panellist, former Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and Everledger CEO, Leanne Kemp mentioned her thoughts was blown by the standard of all 12 startups pitching their large concepts.
“Queensland, but once more, continues to ship – from clear power tinnies that double up as a battery for the house, novel spatial information AI gathering methods, an impact-investing fintech, and the last word ilab winner: for-purpose diabetics provide chain startup Stripped Provide,” Ms Kemp mentioned.
“As soon as once more, the UQ Ventures program takes entrepreneurship severely and within the face of the pandemic continues to churn out a few of the brightest minds constructing the companies of the long run.”
UQ Ventures packages goal to arrange our college students and alumni for a quickly altering office no matter what sector they find yourself working in.
It additionally helps to equip extra graduates with the boldness they should begin their very own enterprise and grow to be job creators.
Discover out extra about all 12 startups.