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Meet the top 100… in no particular order [SMART 100, 2014, SHORTLIST]

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The maven judges have not yet cast their votes. The full ranked index will be revealed on 30 May 2014.

What was the process?

Anthill readers were invited to submit detailed applications by completing questions, such as…

This innovation improves on what came before because…

The outcomes of these applications were amalgamated and short-listed to assemble the Top 100. That is what you are reading below, in addition to a short list of innovations that did not make it into the Top 100 but raised our eyebrows nonetheless… in a good way!

This is not the final ranking. The outcomes below are presented in alphabetical order.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on this site (in an undisclosed location), over 100 ‘maven’ judges are busy evaluating entries, using an online tool developed by Anthill to reflect a set of eight, individually weighted, criteria. There combined wisdom will provide the ranked list.

So, what’s a maven?

Most people define a maven as a trusted expert in a particular field. The word comes from the Yiddish meyvn and Hebrew mevin (מבֿין), with the same meaning, which in turn derives from the Hebrew binah, meaning understanding.

For our purposes, a maven also means a person who seeks to pass on this knowledge to others – an intense gatherer of information and impressions, the first to pick up on new or nascent trends and share them.

Mavens play a vital role in the commercial success of new products and services.

Unlike early-adopters, who are attracted to any new technology, mavens are more discerning. They are thoughtful in their approach to the adoption of innovations and that is why they are often turned to as trusted advisers.

A successful innovation may be attractive to your average early-adopter but mavens are the people who will bring a successful innovation into the mainstream.

As a result, Anthill’s SMART 100 are not chosen simply due to the novel or unique nature of the innovations but because of the potential of each to achieve consumer adoption and commercial success.

Here are the Top 100 (in alphabetical order)…

INNOVATION STATE
iBag NSW
Aduro LMS QLD
Alsaker Executive Membership NSW 
AME Predictive Modelling Decision-Making Tool ACT
Andromeda Turtle Safe LED Street Lighting QLD
Anecsys.Translate Vic
Anna Cares SA
Architectural Heliostat & Daylighting System NSW
Atmail  QLD
AtomoRapid HIV NSW
AUUG Motion Synth (www.auug.com) ACT
B1G1: Business for Good  QLD
Career Symphony VIC
CareMonkey VIC
Chaptor VIC
ChekRite QLD
Cloakr VIC
Coffee Duo VIC
Combo Design 3 in 1 Mattress VIC
Concept.vu NSW
Cruiser – connected surfaces platform NSW
CueZero NSW
CyberQuad WA
Ecoriginals Eco Nappies QLD
EcoSmart Stone (Lightweight Insulated Stone Cladding) NSW
Emergency back-up nanny QLD
EXCHANGE hidden assets VIC
Exhibition Stand Lease Packages NSW
Footprint Preliminary Business Diagnostic NSW
Fox & Dove NSW
Geddup VIC
Geepers NSW
goStandby QLD
HARK NSW
Hybrid Skill+Wagering games NSW
Hydrowall WA
Integra – Dynamic Data Management Platform NSW
Jeva VIC
LifeProof protective cases and accessories for mobile devices VIC
Marine Zones Apps NSW
Maths Pathway VIC
Mclowd NSW
Medic52 NSW
MeetSmart NSW
Mind Screen WA
MindHive QLD
Mini Melting Moments VIC
Mobile Advertising SDK QLD
MOGLabs Wavemeter NSW
Moneysoft NSW
Moon Mama’s Take-Off Tote, All-In-One Diaper Bag, Feeding Pillow & Play Mat NSW
Moroku GameSystem NSW
mPole NSW
My Profiling QLD
My Squeeze QLD
myEd App NSW
myWatt SA
Newsmodo VIC
Omny VIC
Online exit interview NSW
OTTO VIC
OurSay VIC
PeoplePledge NSW
PeoplePRINT VIC
Performance Marketing Platform QLD
Personalised Dynamic Top & Tail videos for business VIC
Pocketbook NSW
Podzy VIC
Project 0 VIC
PromiseLocker NSW
Pump Defenda VIC
Pure Poppet Natural Play Makeup & Face Paint SA
QuicklyPay.it ACT
R&D Tax Incentive prepayment service  NSW 
Rocksolver optimisation software for green building NSW
Rozibaby VIC
S2B Smart Shower VIC
SATR 2.0  QLD
Selz NSW
Shomi VIC
Simply Raw Superfood Bars NSW
Smash VIC
SMSF lending application NSW
Soundpond.net SA
SOUNDSEZEE*TM “makes music easy” VIC
Standalone car rental excess cover QLD
Strictly Service QLD
The Premium Wine Card QLD
The Protein Bread Co NSW
The Willing Listener NSW
Toast colour sensor SA
Tomcar All-Terrain Vehicle VIC
Track Your Impact VIC
UniFORM by Evado VIC
Unity VIC
Unloseable Eyewear NSW
Visa payWave Crowd Gaming NSW
Walkabout Your Business Pop-up Village NT
Webcred.it VIC
With One Voice choir program VIC

 

Here are the Honourable Mentions (in alphabetical order)…

INNOVATION STATE
Alive Mobile Pty Ltd NSW
Alphatise NSW
Asset Guard Pty Ltd QLD
Australian Payroll Association NSW
Autogenie NSW
BDS.com.au Pty Ltd QLD
BliiP Global Employability  QLD
Booking Boss  NSW
Business Boost Centre ACT
Dental Business Coaching NSW
Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts ACT
DesignCrowd – www.designcrowd.com.au NSW
edimensions Pty Ltd trading as School24 NSW
EsDesign Co., Ltd NSW
Eventism VIC
Evolve Network Australia NSW
Get Informed Pty Ltd VIC
GreeneDesk  VIC
inProperty.com NSW
JobFlex.com.au NSW
Kapcher NSW
Kenna Law Barristers and Solicitors VIC
Kidobesity Bootcamp VIC
King Strategy VIC
L K Apps Pty Ltd WA
LegalVision NSW
Livlicious Pty Ltd VIC
Lodie VIC
Maestrano NSW
Marketing Eye NSW
Mozo NSW
Muzeek NSW
Next Place Pty Limited VIC
No Yelling VIC
OneShift NSW
Openagent NSW
PartnerUp Pty Ltd NSW
Paws for Life NSW
Phassion Corporation NSW
Practice Ignition NSW
private QLD
ProAdviser NSW
Propagagate World Wide Pty Ltd VIC
PropellHer  NSW
RocketLegal.com.au NSW
Ruby Cha Cha NSW
S1T2 NSW
The Coder Factory WA
The Creative Collective QLD
The Football Factory WVIC
The ITEMS System QLD
The Trainers Ultimate Toolkit NSW
TimeTarget NSW
TruckIt.net QLD
United States Connect Pty Ltd NSW
Unleash Your Alpha NSW
VentureCrowd VIC
virtual coworker NSW
WARDY IT Solutions QLD
ZACK Group VIC

 

What next?

On 30 May 2014, the ranking of the Top 100 will be revealed at an evening awards gala and shin-dig at the Museum of Contemporary Art, overlooking the Opera House and Bridge, beside Sydney’s picturesque harbour.

This night will celebrate the achievements of the Top 100 and the Honourable mentions, providing a rich networking opportunity and fun environment to learn more about what makes an innovation commercially successful.

Click here to get your ticket.

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