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Team eVal

The eVal team believes that feedback is a big deal. The feedback loop between your speedometer and your foot gets you home safe every day. The feedback from your teachers helps you improve who you are.

So we are pleased to introduce Bridge. The feedback loop between you and your customers.

We use proximity technology to determine when a customer is leaving your store. We push them a one-question, three-second survey, and let them leave a brief compliment or critique.

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All Aboard

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Polish2Publish – Dev Diary

25/10/2015 – Entry I

“Most people want to be circled by safety, not by the unexpected. The unexpected can take you out. But the unexpected can also take you over and change your life. Put a heart in your body where a stone used to be.”
Ron Hall

Alright…

So I can safely confess I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into before rocking up to Ultimo Tafe early on a Sunday morning that begged me to stay in bed.

I was at even more of a loss when, upon stepping on to the coach, StartUpBus Sydney Co-Ordinator Imteaz Ahmed mentioned, as more of an aside rather than a stentorian announcement, that we’d be ‘pitching’ our ideas in an hour’s time.

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StartupBus Pacific Is About To Depart – Get On Now!

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Applications are open for the few remaining spots on the inaugural StartupBus Pacific happening in Australia.  After 5 years in other parts of the world, StartupBus is excited to come to Australia, which is a sort of homecoming for StartupBus’ Australian founder, Elias. We are also thrilled to announce that our ride for this competition will be this land yacht below – built for the Rolling Stones upcoming tour!

StartupBus Australia

If you haven’t heard of StartupBus yet, the concept is simple – 25 developers, designers, and biz dev/marketing people (what we call hackers, hipsters, and hustlers) get on a bus as strangers – you have 3 days to break into teams and design, build, and launch a product – On a bus – At 110 km/h – To be pitched and judged on stage at SydStart Main Day 2014.  The road is rough and the internet is spotty – and there will be a several other curveballs thrown at you as well.

We depart Sydney Friday August 29, return Sunday August 31 stopping to spend the night and have events in Melbourne and Canberra.  There will be a full day to wrap up work and polish pitches September 1 before presenting at SydStart on Tuesday, September 2.  Of course – there is plenty more to it than that, but we can’t ruin all the surprises just yet…

StartupBus has been described alternately as a life-changing experience and “special forces boot camp for entrepreneurs”. It is definitely an experience to you will never forget. If you are the type of person who craves a challenge and wants to get outside your normal comfort zone, now is your chance  to make that happen – and join a family of over 1,000 global StartupBus alumni that represent some of the top tech talent in the world. If you are still reading and this all sounds exciting, you should just go ahead and apply – you might be one of us, after all!

Apply here to be considered for the remaining seats.

Email us with your questions as well – pacific@startupbus.com

Finalist Beander Sits Down for Coffee

Finalists for North America 2014, Beander spoke with the 1Million Cups Blog about how they started and where they are now. Beander is the online marketplace for green, specialty coffee.

Despite the end of the North American competition a month ago, Beander is alive and well, Tatiana Becker the CEO of Beander reports:

All 6 of us are continuing with Beander, and are bringing on more importers and developing the site in preparation for the Specialty Coffee Association of America conference next month. We will be debuting Beander to scores of roasters at that event.

Read more about Beander on the 1Million Cups Blog