Meet the startups from Activator’s fifth LaunchHUB

Meet the startups from Activator’s fifth LaunchHUB

Activator is thrilled to welcome the new teams of our latest LaunchHUB intensive.

Our 12-week intensive program will help to keep startup teams accountable to their goals and provide guidance from our brand new Coach Collective

LaunchHUB is a unique accelerator program designed to support the launch of new enterprises through dedicated business coaching, resilience programs, mentors, industry experts and masterclasses. It also offers a co-working space in the CBD and selective access to up to $25,000 pre-seed funding. 

“Passion and commitment are the key ingredients for success in our program, and we have already seen this at work since the program kicked off,” said Julie Stevens, the Head of Startup Program & Partnerships at Activator.  

“I’m consistently impressed with the calibre of founders and the creativity of solutions which startups teams from our community are working on.” 

“In this program, we're not only focusing on the businesses but also the founders themselves by introducing our wellbeing offer,” said Paz Pisarski, our Startup Program Coordinator at Activator.  

“We can't wait to support the founders holistically over the next 12 weeks.”  

Introducing your new LaunchHUB teams:  



1receipt is a leading hassle-free platform for issuing, collecting and storing digital receipts. 

Founded by RMIT student Shahryar Faraji, the platform improves the shopping experience by providing a more efficient and environmentally-friendly way to manage receipts.

Clean travel connect team photo.

Clean Travel Connect +

Clean Travel Connect was borne out of a desire to help independent hotel and tour operators compete in the global tourism market. The online platform and community hub champions the authentic and unique offerings of local agencies. 

Co-founders Thomas Schauble and Macartan Gaughan want to see local communities receive more of the money through fair trade, not aid.

Curate Founder Chloe Beevers.


Curate offers venues and programs co-curated by their network of dynamic presenters, producers and performers. 

Founder Chloe Beevers has created an inspiring space in the heart of Melbourne CBD to connect creative communities and foster collaboration. 


Ador Equestrian 

Ador makes technical Equestrian garments for both men and women. They created a ground breaking compression garment that remains bright white and is easy to slip into with the performance of SPANX. 

Founder and tailor Michelle Hicks will also offer her patented garment in a variety of everyday wear designs.

Homie3D team photo.

Homie 3D 

Homie 3D creates customisable 3D and VR tours for the property sector, event spaces and more. Built to address the need for home buyers to visualise off-the-plan properties, their cutting-edge technology lets you view possible interior upgrades in real time. 

Representing Homie 3D at LaunchHUB are Paul Diamond,Todd Rogerson, Vukosav Spasojevic and Founder Jesse Broadhurst. 

Sportsfinda founder.


Sportsfinda is an ecommerce sporting goods platform that gives all businesses a fair go. It seeks to help independent and homegrown brands to break into the competitive mainstream market. 

Founder and RMIT student Ahmad Elhawli is a big supporter of the underdog and wants to level the playing field in the sports and fitness arena. 

Swiftchat founder Andrew Picken.


Swiftchat offers beautifully simple WeChat account registration for brands everywhere. Businesses can get found by millions of overseas and local Chinese consumers by marketing their brand on China’s largest social media platform.

Representing Swiftchat at LaunchHUB are Thomas Handsjuk, Sarah Liu and Andrew Picken (pictured).

Work Shop Studio founders.

Work Shop Studio 

Work Shop Studio is a combined shop front and nurturing craft space in Abbotsford.

Founded by Melbourne fashion designers Tamsin Pritchard and Nadia Foti, they formed the studio to nurture a local community of makers and to empower aspiring and curious creatives with new skills through interactions with talented workshop hosts. 


Once again, congratulations and welcome to LaunchHUB!

20 August 2019


20 August 2019


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