It turns out that Thursday is Blrt’s lucky day of the week.
Last Thursday night, our founder and CEO was named The CEO Magazine’s Start-up Executive of the Year, and yesterday, Blrt was listed as one of the final five finalists in the OzAPP Awards!
Here’s the announcement straight from the source:[email protected] is a top 5 finalist in the 2015 @OzAPP_Awards! Click To Tweet
The OzAPP Awards are the Asia Pacific’s most exciting and innovative app competition seeking the region’s best mobile, web and cloud app concepts. The awards are open to all residents of the Asia Pacific region, both individuals and companies.
Initiated by Curtin University and global venture capitalist Bill Tai, the competition aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between innovators, researchers, investors and industry, and to further stimulate innovative business culture around Australia.
Bill Tai is a regular investor in Australian startups and is an avid kitesurfer. He has funded more than a dozen startups that have successfully grown into public companies. “Applicants will be judged according to what the app offers, the market need for the product and its path to revenue,” Bill Tai said. “I look forward to seeing the unique and innovative entries in the competition.”
A couple of us are off to Perth, Western Australia on Sunday evening for the final judging, which is part of an intensive one-day program on Monday. The program will feature inspiring keynote speakers, interactive workshops, networking events, mentoring sessions, educational workshops and community events including the kitesurfing event MaiTai Global.
As finalists we’ll pitch Blrt to the OzAPP Awards audience and an international judging panel.
See more about the awards at: http://ozapp.com.au
The many problems people experience while working collaboratively, especially when they’re not face to face with colleagues, made us realise that not everyone finds collaborating with others easy. We also realised that the remote collaboration process desperately needed humanising, so Blrt was born to bring voice and gesture back to digital communication.
Blrt is a communications platform, with mobile and desktop interfaces. It enables people to get their point across quickly, by talking, pointing and drawing over images, documents and websites. The result is a video-like recording that can be shared with others, called a Blrt, that requires much less bandwidth than video.
Blrt recreates the way people communicate face-to-face, providing a better, more human method of working with others remotely. Once recorded, Blrts are stored in the cloud and are exchanged with others in a conversation-like fashion. A record is kept of the exchange, and new parties and media can be added at any time.
Blrt shifts time and place, allowing anyone, anywhere to participate in their own time, while maintaining conversational continuity and communication clarity by capturing hand gestures like pointing, zooming and drawing in sync with their voice. In an era where activity-based working and distributed teams are commonplace, Blrt will revolutionise the way people interact to get things done.For more articles about communication and collaboration, see our other blog articles.