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Edgebox Chosen for Global Technology Accelerator for Breakthrough Innovations

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on January 23, 2013

Modelled on the renowned US-based TechStars program, ANZ Innovyz START helps to develop successful tech enterprises with potentially break-through ideas that are ready for accelerated growth. Edgebox was selected as one of only ten entrants from over 120 applicants from around the world for the Summer 2013 program.  

The Edgebox team will be participating in a 13-week intensive mentorship program at the ANZ Innovyz START offices in the heart of Adelaide's Central Business District. There, they will receive a range of sponsored business support services to help them accelerate growth, as well as advice from more than 35 mentors, including CEOs and corporate executives who have started, grown and exited companies. High-profile program mentors include Chief Experience Evangelist for Microsoft's US Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) team, Chris Bernard, noted Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Babinec, and co-founder and former Chairman of DealsDirect, Paul Greenberg. 

At the conclusion of the program on April 18th, Edgebox will present its business plan to more than 350 attendees and investors at a special Demo-Day at Adelaide Town Hall. 

Dr. Jana Matthews, Managing Director of ANZ Innovyz START said: "We only accept a handful of companies for ANZ Innovyz START.  Our decision is based on whether we believe the innovation is 'breakthrough', and whether the company founders are really committed, coachable, and have leadership potential. Edgebox is an exciting company with a potentially industry-changing product and a dedicated leadership team. We look forward to helping them realise their vision and preparing them for global growth. 

Nick Reade, ANZ General Manager for Small Business said "We're excited by the calibre of the participants for our second program and feel that we are building on the success of our inaugural class last year. To have participants of this calibre validates why ANZ is supporting the ANZ Innovyz START program and the broader start-up segment in general.

Dr Chris Farmer, Executive Clinical Director for Edgebox, said that "Edgebox has developed an innovative web and mobile software platform for data-driven improvement of patient safety. This globally scalable cloud based platform is used to rapidly create novel solutions to high-risk and high-cost patient safety issues." 

Edgebox Executive Director and Systems Architect, Steve Govis adds that "from our existing strategic position in the Australian market the timing is great for launching Edgebox solutions globally with the ANZ Innovyz START program. We look forward to working with the impressive team of mentors that ANZ Innovyz START has assembled as we prepare for the next stage of growth and expansion into new markets."

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