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Jungledrums, an innovative website that allows friends to recommend movies, books and restaurants via their mobiles, won the top prize at the Mega Pitch event in Adelaide last week.
South Australian Minister for Science and Information Economy Michael O'Brien presented Jungledrums founder Nick Butchart with a $4000 prize for the best pitch of the day.
Mr.Butchart said taking an idea from concept to early stage development had been “an awesome journey”. “Jungledrums is a simple way of sharing opinions among your friends online as you would in real life,” he said.
“It allows friends to share opinions across a broad range of topics from the best YouTube video or Adelaide’s worst Chinese restaurant to the best city to visit in Bolivia.”
The University of Adelaide has launched its 2009 eChallenge, an entrepreneurial business planning competition that offers $50,000 in prizes.
The eChallenge (Entrepreneurs' Challenge) is open to students from any discipline at any of South Australia’s Universities, TAFE and in the broader community. Teams of between two and six people, including at least one tertiary-enrolled student in South Australia, compete in the eChallenge to develop a business plan for a new, previously unfunded concept.
Adelaide-based company Fix Corporate Massage Service is achieving an 80 per cent conversion rate from its free, try-before-you-buy offer to South Australian businesses.
With premises in both metropolitan Adelaide and the Barossa, Fix has a team of eight corporate massage therapists visiting workplaces throughout the city and nearby towns.
Fix general manager Holly Hicks said corporate massage was an increasingly popular way to motivate and reward employees. “It is quick, simple and delivers clear benefits,” she said.