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Welcome to the Jungle! Meet Australia’s Coolest Companies 2016

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Thankyou walked away with the title of Anthill’s “Coolest Company 2016” at the 11th annual Cool Company Awards on Thursday night.

There is nothing cooler than a company that exists to end global poverty in this lifetime. Thankyou creates consumer products (water, food body care and baby) and gives 100 per cent of the profits to aid and development programs.

The idea for Thankyou was born out of co-founder Daniel Flynn’s frustration, in 2008, that over 900 million people didn’t have access to safe drinking water on a daily basis, yet the Australian bottled water industry was worth an estimated $600 million a year. So, he took a counter-intuitive move and launched his own bottled-water brand.

Thankyou products are now available at over 4000 outlets, including Coles, Woolworths, Chemist Warehouse, Priceline and independent supermarkets, as well as its own online store. Chapter One is available online or through Newslink, Relay and Audible. To date, Thankyou’s customers have helped deliver life changing projects to 572,333 people.

Learn more about the Thankyou story here.

But what makes a company “cool”? According to Anthill founder James ‘Wild Thang’ Tuckerman, “cool” companies are “remarkable” companies.

In other words, they are worthy of being talked about.

“They can be amazing, innovative, one-of-a-kind,” said Tuckerman. “They can be all those things. But what sets cool companies apart is that they are, by their very nature, worthy of being ‘remarked’ about.”

The “Jungle” themed night, held at the LaunchPad3 co-working space in Richmond, Victoria, crowned winners across 11 categories.

COMPANY / ORGANISATION NAME RANKING CATEGORY
Thankyou COOLEST BIG KAHUNA
SponsoredLinX FINALIST BIG KAHUNA
WME FINALIST BIG KAHUNA
Mummu Sport WINNER GLOBAL
Brightgreen FINALIST GLOBAL
Tech Mpire FINALIST GLOBAL
InfoTrack WINNER INNOVATION
Neto FINALIST INNOVATION
PredictiveHire FINALIST INNOVATION
iMAGECLOUD WINNER MICRO
The Laser Co FINALIST MICRO
Linkfluencer Pty Ltd FINALIST MICRO
BONJORO (Vimily Pty Ltd) WINNER MOBILE
Vouchify FINALIST MOBILE
Game On – The Ultimate App for Sports Fans FINALIST MOBILE
Christmas Casuals WINNER NUMBERS
Stone & Chalk FINALIST NUMBERS
Inspire CA FINALIST NUMBERS
Progressclaim.com WINNER ONLINE
Warrior Forum FINALIST ONLINE
Open Learning Global Pty Ltd FINALIST ONLINE
Buzinga WINNER SAVVY
SignManager FINALIST SAVVY
ySafe Solutions FINALIST SAVVY
Developing East Arnhem Limited WINNER SOCIAL
Enable IT Recycling FINALIST SOCIAL
HoMie FINALIST SOCIAL
SixPivot WINNER STARTUP
Data Creative FINALIST STARTUP
Cashrewards FINALIST STARTUP
Beach Harvest Australian Coconuts WINNER X-FACTOR
she wear FINALIST X-FACTOR
UPPERCUT DELUXE FINALIST X-FACTOR

 

HONOURABLE MENTIONS / HIGHLY COMMENDED

COMPANY / ORGANISATION  NAME RANKING CATEGORY
Mobile Embrace Limited HON GLOBAL
ZACK Group HON GLOBAL
Black Lab Design HON INNOVATION
Chill Enterprises Pty Ltd HON INNOVATION
Evolving Machine Intelligence Pty Ltd HON INNOVATION
finder.com.au HON INNOVATION
Fizzics Education HON INNOVATION
JAGONAL The Office Space Search Engine HON INNOVATION
Joviam Pty Ltd HON INNOVATION
MoneyMe Financial Group HON INNOVATION
OrionVM HON INNOVATION
PaSME Pty Ltd HON INNOVATION
Social Garden HON INNOVATION
1300GETTINT by Trublutint HON MICRO
A Not So Young Woman Abroad HON MICRO
Bright Conferences HON MICRO
Caramelicious HON MICRO
Healthy Business Finances HON MICRO
Social Media Perth (#SMPerth) HON MICRO
Andzen HON NUMBER
Marketlend HON ONLINE
Stylerunner HON ONLINE
AMPLIFY HON SAVVY SERVICE
ANECSYS HON SAVVY SERVICE
Body Beyond Baby HON SAVVY SERVICE
Cat Napping Suburban Retreat HON SAVVY SERVICE
Enterprise Monkey Ptd Ltd. HON SAVVY SERVICE
KJR Australia HON SAVVY SERVICE
Laming Property HON SAVVY SERVICE
Megaphone Marketing HON SAVVY SERVICE
Ocius Digital HON SAVVY SERVICE
Optimising HON SAVVY SERVICE
PHW Group Pty Ltd HON SAVVY SERVICE
Quiip HON SAVVY SERVICE
Studio Culture HON SAVVY SERVICE
Tailor Projects HON SAVVY SERVICE
The Accounts Studio HON SAVVY SERVICE
Coaching with Substance HON SOCIAL
Recipe4Change HON SOCIAL
Cuberider HON STARTUP
Feel Better Box HON STARTUP
IdeaSpies HON STARTUP
Our Little Foxes HON STARTUP
The Medicine Institute HON STARTUP
Unscrabble HON STARTUP
Women Grow Oz HON STARTUP
Ziva Connect Pty Ltd HON STARTUP
Escrow.com HON X-FACTOR
Evolution 7 HON X-FACTOR
top3 by design HON X-FACTOR
Visual Domain HON X-FACTOR
WINK Models HON X-FACTOR

 

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