Introducing the 24 startups selected for phase one of Plus Eight Accelerator Program!

We’re so excited to announce that 24 incredible Perth startups have been selected to participate in phase one of our Plus Eight Accelerator Program.

February 28, 2020

Following a competitive application process for our Accelerator Program, we were so impressed with the high number of amazing ventures that are being born in WA, and we’re even more excited to introduce to you the startups who will be joining us on their journey to scale.

This year, the program will be running in three phases. The first will be a full day boot camp where the 24 startups listed below will have the opportunity to pitch and get feedback and insights from over 20 mentors in different areas of expertise. The second will see just 15 of the startups progress, as they head to Singapore and enjoy weekly masterclasses and mentoring sessions. And the third, continues with weekly masterclasses and mentoring each week as 8 startups pivot, pitch and hustle their way towards the final Demo Night. Phase three also includes a trip to the world’s leading innovation hub, Silicon Valley.

But, before we announce the lucky founders and teams, we’d like to express our thanks to BetterLabs, Hawaiian, DKF Gooding Partners and Jackson McDonald for their support of this year's program.

And, without further ado, introducing the 2020 Plus Eight Cohort!

Ads on Wheels 

AOW is an Ad Tech company designed and engineered from the ground up, to deliver an exciting new concept for advertising for any business, turning private vehicles into moving billboards and link digital with outdoor media.


Akora’s mission is to create Australia’s first full-service property marketplace by first tackling property management operations, due to prominent pain points and a longer customer life cycle, and once growth is achieved, integrate more property market services.


Appollo is a mobile application that gives hospitality and entertainment venues the ability to monetise, track and retain patrons in novel and innovative ways. 


Biketorq is the Health Engine of bike servicing. For bike shops, they are able to grow profit, optimise bookings and engage customers and for customers, they are the home of bike care!


Instead of listing properties like, BuyerUp lists pre-approved buyers and matches them with real estate agents and sellers. 


Catel is a fintech company facilitating an online marketplace that connects Farmer's & Investor's through food and fibre creation with a personalised fractional investment opportunity.

DiGii Social

‘Social media with training wheels’ - immersive digital-life training platform for 9-13 year old children using AI to moderate and inform behaviour. 


Experlio makes it easy to partner students with SMEs to undertake tailored projects that help businesses solve problems and students learn practical skills that compliment their studies. 

Feral AI

Feral.AI is an AI platform that helps meat producers make better data driven decisions.

Grow Impact

Momentum is a Grow Impact product that allows those who invest in research to understand their return on investment as the research happens. 


Hipflask is a platform for driving sales for small business by leveraging their desire to connect with the experience economy.


KIXXFIT is the Spotify of health and fitness - a digital health and fitness service, providing access to movement, mindset and nutrition content from coaches all over Australia.

Locum Local

A mobile first online platform that allows pharmacy and healthcare clinic managers to hire qualified, vetted casual employees (locums) on-demand.

Markr Systems

Markr uses AR to display virtual signage providing interactive navigational, event and cultural information based on GPS locations. The Content Management System allows the creation and publication of Markrs in any location you choose.


Matter provides waste data intelligence to smart cities and councils using market leading internet of things (IoT) technology.

My Visual Brief

My Visual Brief takes the complicated, convoluted process graphic designers and businesses face when effectively describing, briefing and outlining the scope for a design project and simplify it into a visual and guided process.


Pack-a-Pill is an online healthcare service and medicine delivery platform, connecting consumers to the GP or local pharmacy or pathology providers for the services you opt for.


Participa8 is an online software platform designed to support community coaches, save them time, simplify the provision of personalised feedback to children and keep them involved in community sport.


Quax has a mission to create Australia’s largest online wealth management marketplace by digitizing personal tax compliance and wealth for the average person. 


Quipmo is the surf, bike, and snow peer-to-peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!


Remedium is an end to end online dispute resolution platform. The platform has been designed to demystify the process of taking legal advice and resolving disputes.

The Difference

A mobile app that rounds up every transaction to the nearest dollar and gives the ‘difference’ to a cause you choose.

The Ladies’ Project

A subscription-based social networking platform that makes it easy, enjoyable and affordable for women who are learning English to meet and practise their English speaking skills online.


Unleashed have built the Facilitate virtual reality training platform that empowers organisations to create and manage their own VR training content.

Stay tuned for live updates on March 9 as these 24 startups tackle the first phase of the program, the bootcamp! You can follow Plus Eight on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to learn more.