Female Entrepreneurs Showcase Their Latest Product Ideas in Sydney

North Sydney Innovation Network/ September 26, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

On Tuesday, September 17th, eight unique companies gathered to display and discuss their latest business concepts. BlueChilli successfully hosted the event in their startup workspace. Aggie Global, Ardea Waste, Gheorg, Grasshopper, Handup, Sid, One Click Childcare, and Roundly, all contributed to sharing their business ideas and goals for the future. 

BlueChilli Event Space

Aggie Global

Aggie Global, created by Zoe and her twin sister Lisa Paisley, aims to connect small farmers (typically in less developed countries) to broader markets. As they explained the background of the company, they talked about how lesser developed countries such as Fiji rely on the tourism industry as their primary source of income. Aggie Global wants to incorporate the community more efficiently into their ecosystem by connecting the local farmers with larger food selling companies. 

Aggie Global’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aggie-global/

Ardea Waste

Ardea Waste, a startup company, founded by Hayley Rolfe and Narendran Subramanian, is an online waste management platform. The company works with businesses to properly dispose or recycle their waste in the most eco-friendly way possible. 

Ardea Waste’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ardeawaste/


Dr. Louise Metcalf took her psychology skills one step further to create gheorg: a robot to help kids cope with anxiety. In addition to tracking symptoms, this virtual robot tells kids it’s okay to feel sad sometimes and acknowledges symptoms of anxiety to help them cope with it at an early age. The company has already visited primary schools making an impact on how society should normalize mental health issues, so children understand it is okay to have worrisome feelings. 

Dr. Louise Metcalf’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-louise-metcalf-7999005/


Nicole Marshall and Kern Mangan-Walker introduced their company, Grasshopper. This online program encourages kids to stand up and get active in the digital world. They mentioned how kids grow up using iPads and other electronics causing them the sit and slump in their seat for hours at a time, while they should be introduced to technology in a more active and healthy way.

Grasshopper’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/playgrasshopper/


Another startup company called Handup, founded by Hitha Raja, strives to make mental health services more accessible in our community. The company focuses most on students to help them cope with any hardships they may face in life. 

Handup’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/handupaus/


Sid, another company, focused on mental health by Annette Jakubowicz, makes it easier for parents to find the proper resources available to them in order to most effectively support their child with autism. 

Annette Jakubowicz’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annette-jakubowicz-a52344108/

One Click Childcare

Amber Chapman and Lisa Hollinshead created One Click Childcare to encourage more Me-Time moments for parents. They talked about how being a mother is a full-time job with little time to treat themselves. If they want to go out to yoga, or get their nails done, or go out with friends, they need to hire a sitter or put their child in daycare, which is very expensive. Their company created a way to reduce these worries by collaborating with local businesses to provide free childcare to parents in order to ensure their child is taken care of whilst they attend their product or service, whilst the parents get the Me-Time they need and deserve. 

For more information visit their website www.oneclickchildcare.com 

One Click Childcare’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/one-click-childcare/about/

Intern Annabelle with NSIN Chair Jonathan Herrman


Roundly, created by Susan Beardsley and Suzy Leys, introduce an online platform to provide companies with the best candidate to help a company further succeed. The sight is mainly based on candidates personality types, as well as skills and experience which match them to companies in need of a missing strength. 

Roundly’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/roundly/about/

Each company strives to benefit local communities and provide the best possible outcome. 

About the Author:

Annabelle Bennett is a student studying at the Boston University program located in Sydney for the semester. As a hospitality major, with entrepreneurial goals, her main goal is to start her own business within the service industry. 

Annabelle’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annabelle-bennett-710a00191/

Author & Intern Annabelle Bennett
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