• 6 August 2018

SCOUT is back, connecting students with startups

The Innovation & Collaboration Centre will host SCOUT in September (12th) to help connect businesses with students wanting hands-on experience.

First held in 2017, some of South Australia’s best startup companies looking to hire talent pitched in front of 80 eager students looking to grow their careers.

Bigger and better in 2018, SCOUT will be held at the ICC’s new location in UniSA’s Cancer Research Institute, allowing a larger group of students to meet potential employers, an opportunity they may have not been able to access without an event like this.

Startups have been invited to deliver a three minute pitch at the event about the students and staff they are looking for followed by a dedicated space so students can network and talk to the relevant companies directly about their interests and experience.

Interested businesses will be given an information pack on the process of engaging a student in their business as well as contacts for any queries.

Applications for startups to pitch and students to attend are now closed.

Confirmed pitches

  1. ReZolve Scientific
    • About the company
      • ReZolve Scientific was established in 2015, to commercialise photostable cell imaging agents developed by the University of South Australia and Curtin University. Generating new knowledge by defining the mechanisms of disease and capturing important cellular processes is vital in cell- and micro-biology.  The photostability, low cytotoxicity and fast cellular uptake of ReZolve Scientific fluorophores allow imaging of energy storage, cell signalling, metabolic processes and membrane dynamics in real time.
      • Further information at www.rezolvescientific.com.
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT?
      • A biology student with a passtion for marketing, or a marketings student with an interest in biology or general labatory work.
  2. Spatial Scientific
    • About the company
      • Spatial Scientific is an Adelaide-based technology company with a staff of approximately five people. We build high spec aerial camera systems for installation on manned aircraft. Our global client base use these camera systems for a range of mapping projects: topographic mapping, precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, and wildfire mapping. We work with the latest camera techologies, and build all of our own hardware and software in-house. Further information at www.aerosci.info and www.fire.aero. (Note - they are not a drone company.)
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT?
      • We are always on the lookout for people with the right skills and the right attitude. The skills can be almost anything related to operating a small technology company, such as web development, sales, marketing, industrial and graphic design, software development, electrical engineering. The right attitude is critical: we are a small company of three engineers and some support staff. Everyone who works for us has to understand that working for a small tech company is not like working for Google. We love it, but it's not for everyone.
  3. SYNTAQ
    • About the company
      • Legal tech startup in Adelaide which focuses on automation, more specifically document automation
      • Further information available at www.syntaq.com.
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT?
      • As a tech startup there is always lots going on so we are looking to connect with students from a broad cross section of skills: media and design - graphics, motion and interactive design, content cration; web skills - CSS/Javascript.
  4. Instant Booking
    • About the company
      • Our company is an online marketplace for the events industry, allowing users to search, compare, check availability, see live prices and then instantly book a range of event providers including DJs, bands, musicians, entertainment, photographers, equipment hire, etc. We are looking at launching in Adelaide in approximately two months.
      • Further information at www.instantbooking.com.au.
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT?
      • We are looking for assistance in the following areas: Graphic design, social media content creation and management, blog writing, sales and technical support, marketing, and PR.
  5. Myriota
    • About the company
      • Myriota is a world leader in ultra low cost satellite Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Myriota uses a constellation of low earth orbit nano-satellites to connect a wide range of devices in industries such as agriculture, defence, utilities, maritime, environmental monitoring, asset tracking and logistics to name a few. In early 2018, Myriota closed the biggest ever Series A capital raise round (AUD $20m) with investors including Boeing's Horizon X and Singtel's Innov8.
      • Further information at www.myriota.com.
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT? 
      • Myriota is looking for exceptional people across a wide range of disciplines as it expands its business and launches a global product. Upcoming roles will include a variety of positions for various engineers, business development/sales and finance and marketing.
  6. HappyCo
    • About the company
      • HappyCo builds mobile and web products to enable real-time property operations. Our core market is in the US where we help our customers acquire and manage billions of dollars of real estate. HappyCo started in 2011 here in Adelaide and is now headquartered in San Francisco and has a long list of customers including Airbnb and FreddieMac.
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT?
      • Adelaide is the home of our core product and engineering teams, as well as some support and ancillary roles. We're keen to meet all curious, intelligent and friendly students but we're particularly interested in those of you from a computer engineering/science, design or finance discipline.
  7. Inovor
    • About the company
      • Inovor Technologies is an Adelaide based company working in the design and manufacture of satellite technologies and defence research development. We have a team of 14 engineers and scientists working across mechanical design, electrical design and fabrication, astrodynamics, software development and systems engineering.
      • Further information at www.inovor.com.au.
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT?
      • We are looking for electronics, mechatronics, computer systems and software engineers.
  8. Culture Team
    • About the company
      • At Culture Team we design and facilitate games that improve teams.
      • Further information at www.cultureteam.com.au.
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT? 
      • We are seeking a creative writer to join the team to help us develop games.
  9. Fivecast®
    • About the company
      • Fivecast® delivers insights from data. Leading organisations turn to Fivecast® Insight when they need risk-based analytics to answer investigative and intelligence challenges. Fivecast® was formed through a collaboration between Australia's national security agencies and various research organisations.
      • Further information at www.fivecast.com.
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT?
      • Apply your passion for data science, software engineering and UX experience in a fast-paced, fun and friendly work environment while building world leading solutions that make a difference to people's lives. Oh... and you get to enjoy the best coffee machine, competitive foosball, and architect designed offices. Fivecast® is only as good as its people. We need the best and brightest to deliver our vision.
  10. Carina Biotech
    • About the company
      • We are an Adelaide-headquartered biotech company researching and developing immunotherapies (specifically chimeric antigen receptor T cell CAR-T therapy) to treat solid cancers, including pediatric and rare cancers.
      • Further information at www.carinabiotech.com.
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT?
      • We are looking for students of cell biology and cell manufacturing who feel they could contribute to our work.
  11. Teamgage
    • About the company
      • Teamgage is transforming the workplace into an environment where people continuously communicate & innovate, using our technology and process. Based in Adelaide with a staff of 13, we offer the flexibility and task diversity of a small startup, but work with some of the globe's biggest brands including Microsoft, NEC, Santos, DXC and many more.
      • Further information at www.teamgage.com.
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT?
      • We would love to hear from students with a passion for marketing/PR, technical support, or development. Our developers work with a range of web and cloud technologies, including Microsoft ASP.Net MVC and WebAPI, Entity Framework and SQL Server, React, HTML/CSS, Javascript and Azure. We are incredibly focused on giving our customers a transformational experience and in return, offer a great Adelaide CBD location, Friday drinks and an amazing group of people to help you learn and grow.
  12. Silentium Defence
    • About the company
      • Silentium Defence is an Australian owned and based, small to medium enterprise that specialises in the design, engineering and research and development of passive radar systems. With decades of experience in the development of passive radar systems and novel passive radar algorithms, Silentium Defence's team is Australia's most experienced passive radar specialists.
      • Further information at www.silentiumdefence.com.au.
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT?
      • Silentium Defence is looking for motivated engineers (software, radio frequency, electronic) who have a passion for solving complex problems and are keen to work as a team to see how far we can take this technology.
  13. DNA Innovation
    • About the company
      • We believe every business deserves the knowledge to maximise their profits. The profit optimiser has been very successfully delivered as a face to face presentation to hundreds of businesses in many different industries around Australia. The simple software tool helps businesses understand how very small changes in four areas can make a huge difference to their profit. Now the profit optimiser is being turned into an online tool and resource for businesses all over the world to use.
      • Further information at www.dnainnovation.com.
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT?
      • The business needs help with some structured market research, content development, multimedia production and digital marketing.
  14. CombineIT
    • About the company
      • We're an Adelaide based company that provides software and services to the road transport industry nationally. We are developing a net platform that will change the industry, using the latest software, tooks and techniques to give our customers a competitive advantage.
      • Further information at www.cargooffice.com.au.
    • What are you looking for from SCOUT?
      • We're looking for team platers who want to make a difference. Developers, marketers, customer success, anyone who can help build a support a SaaS product and wants a challenge.