Spark Female Founder Recipients

In December 2020, Advance Queensland and Scrunch announced 25 successful recipients for the Spark Female Founders Program. Congratulations to all applicants and the 25 successful Female Founders. We can’t wait to see how you all progress and scale your business during the coming months.

Program Period Project Location Sector
Spark Female Founders
Ozius Pty Ltd

Alisa Starkey

Ozius’ mission is to revolutionise how organisations measure, monitor and manage the landscape in which they operate by fusing AI enabled analytics and earth observation satellite data, helping organisations discover the past, predict future trends and seize opportunities. They help enterprise clients across a range of industries including mining, oil and gas, energy, agriculture, and government. By making earth observation analytics more accessible, Ozius is gaining traction with public and private sector organisations.

Spark Female Founders
Global Pitch Company Pty Ltd

Amanda Fay

The Global Pitch Company, Pitch Portal is a double-sided marketplace and toolkit connecting early-stage startups and SMEs with professional, creative, and technical experts who are open to the prospect of investing with skills. Businesses can pitch opportunities direct to those looking to make an investment of time which helps to de-risk collaborations by tracking mutually beneficial commercial arrangements with consideration to exit strategies.

Spark Female Founders
April Ford Pty Ltd

April Ford

April Ford is a creative advertising agency based on the Sunshine Coast, managing a portfolio of clients Australia-wide. The agency uniquely offers full services across all facets of creative design, advertising, digital and marketing through their in-house team.

Spark Female Founders
Saltwater People

Bianca Barling-Seden

Saltwater People is an Indigenous-owned, full-service creative agency that delivers strategic design communications and cross-cultural engagement. They provide expertise in remote project delivery and inclusive communication solutions. Working with government and non-government organisations, Saltwater People engage a team of professional creatives, project managers, strategists and storytellers to advance cross cultural approaches that bridge shared understanding and impact, with a view to sustainable, intergenerational change with the aim to heal our country.

Spark Female Founders
Medical aesthetic supplies

Bonnie Sargood

Medical Aesthetic Supplies sell medical consumables to clinics and practises across Australia. They are the first business in Australia to specialise in the aesthetic market.

Spark Female Founders
The Content Division

Brittanie Dreghorn

The Content Division is a digital marketing agency specialising in content marketing that primarily develop blogs, podcasts and videos with a strategic focus and which align marketing activities to business objectives.

Spark Female Founders
Bloom Impact Investing

Camille Socquet-Clerc

Bloom is a mobile application that makes it easy for Australians to invest in climate solutions. Via a simple mobile experience, it allows people to invest as little as $20 in green portfolios or clean energy projects such as solar farms targeting a 7-15 % return. Built in partnership with Future Super, they invest in listed companies leading the climate transition such as renewable energy, clean technologies, electric vehicles, energy efficiency, regenerative agriculture, clean water, circular economy, and green construction.

Spark Female Founders
Lime Intelligence

Carly Wieland

Lime Intelligence provides bespoke business intelligence as a service across multiple industries. Originally founded in the aviation sector, Lime has pivoted during COVID-19 for airports, to an expanded client base in other sectors. Lime Intelligence navigates the process of building data driven decisions and makes this accessible to businesses of all sizes.

Spark Female Founders
Urban Metal

Deborah Bauer

Urban Metal enhances space through creativity and design of decorative screens to bring people together. By combining a passion for architecture and a love of intricate design, Urban Metal is on a mission to create laser-cut decorative metal screens, that inspire people to reflect, ignite conversations and connect in the space in which they live, work and play. Designs are created from a Brisbane-based design studio and manufactured locally.

Spark Female Founders

Dervla Loughnane

Virtualpsychologist provides 24/7 text-based counselling, by qualified mental health practitioners, to people who find phone and face-to-face services too confronting, too embarrassing, inconvenient, or simply unavailable. Youth and men are the key target audiences given the stigma experienced in this demographic around accessing mental health services.

Spark Female Founders
Indirectory Pty Ltd

Emma Patterson

Indirectory is a Gold Coast based startup revolutionising wholesale networking. Their B2B double-sided networking platform connects retailer buyers to compatible product brands using a 'freemium' business model – providing an unlimited opportunity for artisans who are based in remote areas, and talented makers with limited marketing budgets.

Spark Female Founders
Ardacious Pty Ltd

Erin Evans

Ardacious is a Brisbane-based startup with regional Queensland teams comprising of programmers, 3D-modellers, games designers, QA and marketing-communications personnel. Ardacious offers the first to market platform that combines augmented reality with multiplayer connectivity and individual, personalised views for transformational play and learning experiences

Spark Female Founders
Silver Sea Seafoods

Jacky Cartwright

Silver Sea Seafoods was borne out of response to COVID-19. When Jacky’s trawler was shut down due to the pandemic, she underwent research to diversify, and pivoted her business to export seafood sourced locally to international markets in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Spark Female Founders

Jodie Mlikota

Gathar provides a platform connecting those who love to cook with those who love to entertain without the hard work that comes with it. It is Australia’s largest private catering platform with more than 150 culinarians serving up delicious dining experiences across 15 locations nationally.

Spark Female Founders

Kaitlyn Sapier

Eduvidd is an online CPD platform for all healthcare professionals. Their mission is to make learning in healthcare more engaging and effective, to bring about better staff and patient outcomes across the world. The business was started through partnerships with nurses and platform partners, GO1.

Spark Female Founders
Best Rated Transport

Katie Gardner-Cobain

Best Rated Transport uses a state-of-the-art online booking platform that connects transport companies with customers using an online 7-Point comparison system. The platform allows users to compare reviews, insurance, years of operation and more, in one simple request for quote.

Spark Female Founders
Megna Group of Companies

Lana Kruger

Megna Group is non-asset based, end-to-end supply chain provider for Australian brands. They are an aggregator in the logistics industry specialising in e-commerce logistics. Their expertise is in assisting e-commerce brands to connect with various couriers at wholesale rates to their shopping cart platform and to automate the process of shipping each order at the lowest possible courier rate for each order.

Spark Female Founders
K & L Ea Pty Ltd

Lea Ea

K & L Ea is committed to research, development and manufacturing of 100% Australian ideas from concept to implementation. They are currently expanding to the export market.

Spark Female Founders
Zerodivide Productions

Ljudan Michaelis-Thorpe

Zerodivide Productions is a 100% Indigenous-owned screen and XR production company with a social impact arm. They specialise in producing Indigenous media, through traditional and immersive media for factual and drama production.

Spark Female Founders
Sublime Experiences

Louise Ashford

Sublime Experiences’ purpose is to enable travel guests to ‘discover the beauty of being a local’. By acquiring access to under-utilised homes, and developing a network of regional small business service providers and artisans, Sublime Experiences is creating value for home-owners, service providers, travel guests and the region.

Spark Female Founders

Melita Shirley

Mammojo designs and produces stylish, practical and comfortable maternity activewear for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, empowering them to live and active and connected life, without having to sacrifice breastfeeding to do so. Their innovative garments are designed to remove breastfeeding as a barrier and includes a range of tights, tanks and an award-winning breastfeeding hoodie.

Spark Female Founders
Kiddo (Aust) Pty Ltd

Rebecca Dredge

Kiddo App gives parents more time and freedom by instantly connecting them to local, verified, affordable babysitters and nannies. Kiddo App is the first of its kind in Australia. It provides parents peace of mind through a review and rating system and reassurance that babysitters/nannies have been fully identified and completed Working with Children checks. Kiddo App also assists babysitters take their services to the next level, through its streamlined processes and functionality.

Spark Female Founders
Freckle Digital

Sara Parkinson

Freckle Digital is a marketing consultancy business that empowers brands to find their voice in a crowded digital landscape. They offer small-to-medium businesses a suite of tailored digital packages for social media, digital advertising, content creation, e-commerce, modern PR and influencer engagement.

Spark Female Founders
Sonyasayshello Pty Ltd

Sonya Comiskey

Southern Cross Beef produces superior quality beef from the heart of Queensland, grown on natural rangeland pastures and finished on grain. Their provenance is underpinned using world leading Blockchain technology through collaboration with the award-winning BeefLedger group.

Spark Female Founders
The Bond Family Trust

Trinity Bond

EnviroChill provide technology and services to the hospitality industry to help reduce food waste and improve food safety. With food waste a significant global issue, and food safety critical to the success of the hospitality industry, they are dedicated to ensuring food safety and helping business owners protect their stock and their customers.