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Quirky Kid at iAccelerate@Sydney recap

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Late last year our principal child psychologist and CEO Dr. Kimberley O’Brien represented Quirky Kid at the iAccelerate@Sydney business networking event at Circular Quay.

Quirky Kid is a resident start-up of the iAccelerate program, which is a business accelerator and incubator facilitated and supported by the University of Wollongong (UOW).  iAccelerate is the largest single University supported program of its type in the country, has supported more than 100 business start-ups since 2012.

Kimberley was one of the many distinguished guests present, including iAccelerate CEO Omar Khalifa and representatives from other iAccelerate resident companies – Me3d and Recovery Camp.

Kimberley introduced the important work we do at Quirky Kid and discussed out the journey from an initial start-up business to a successful publisher of therapeutic resources with clinics based in Sydney and Wollongong. Kimberley also reinterred  the benefits of the iAccelerate for startups like Quirky Kid, including support and access to a network of like-minded business people

Additionally, Kimberley highlighted Quirky Kid’s vision of supporting and developing children’s social and emotional learning (SEL) on a global scale;  introduced some of the Technology-Based products we are developing and discussed our research partnership with the University of Wollongong.

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Quirky Kid selected to iAccelerate program

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

We are proud to announce that Quirky Kid has been accepted into the iAccelerate program at the University of Wollongong.  After one of the largest application rounds, iAccelerate has announced that 12 companies have been successful and will start in the iAccelerate Centre this month. The new residents have already hit the ground running in the iAccelerate Centre, with the start of the iAccelerate Educate program that begun on 8th August. The new recruits also attended a social networking event today to meet other residents.

This state of the art centre will house Quirky Kid’s new HQ. You can see the amazing building process here.

Over the last two years, we have embarked on a daring roadmap to scale-up our small business and reach a broader global audience. To this end, we have received international award nominations for our educational programs and resources and recently won an innovation award.

We have more innovative projects and partnerships in the pipe-line, and together with the iAccelerate program will work to revolutionise the child psychology and education market.

About iAccelerate

iAccelerate is a University of Wollongong (UOW) business incubator program that is available to help build and grow businesses. iAccelerate is built around a robust educational program, formalised business acceleration monitoring and one-to-one mentoring.

iAccelerate offers innovative businesses the unique opportunity to partner with a university comprising of over 30,000 students, 2,000 staff and a significant portfolio of faculties and business units. UOW activities generate over $2 billion in economic activity each year and it is an extraordinary partner to have on your path to success. iAccelerate utilises a multi-faceted approach in accelerating sustainable business growth to deliver the greatest economic impact. UOW offer a two stream program, with up to three years incubation – unique in the Australian startup landscape.

About our Involvement

Quirky Kid will be part of the iAccelerate Advanced, a program designed specifically for businesses looking to grow their business to the next level. The program’s main focus is on providing the necessary assistance to transform and scale early stage businesses into sustainable high-growth companies.

The iAccelerate Advance Program is built around metrics-based reviews, where various experts, mentors, advisors and iAccelerate management provide startups with a detailed appreciation of the core skills required to develop their companies into successful high-growth businesses.

Well done team!!

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