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Inspired at River City Labs!

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On Wednesday, we went back to the Precinct and pitched PowerShot at River City Labs, we met many people there. Many of them had interesting ideas and businesses. Like one who used drones to take photos of telecommunications towers and makes a 3D image of the tower and use it to show people where they can go in the proximity of the towers. We also got a very good tour of the facilities. T...

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Playing at Catapult Sports

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We were invited to go to the Melbourne office of catapult sport. This business is associated the major sports clubs like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, PSG and Cornella Sharks. We were taken around the office and we were shown the main sports vest and a prototype vest for the European elite. We were also shown how the vest work with the app. They also showed use a bit of vertical reality. Overall the experience was very interesting.

 

Pitching the 36th Floor!

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We were excited to present our pitch that we had been working on for ages. It was a 10 minute pitch telling the judges all about the app and what we had done. We were called into the room to present our pitch and we were all super nervous. The judges were nice and our pitch went very well. When we left the room where we did an interview for the iAwards people and it was great fun.

Podcasting with the Best of the Best

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When we were in Brisbane, Chris Titley asked us if we could do a podcast with him. BizBites, the interviews PowerShot does, are an idea based of his podcasts. We were very happy to do a podcast with him, and were very excited. When we got to Chris’s office, he took us to the podcast room. The room had microphones that we spoke into while the audio was recording, then Chris edits it and posts it. Chris asked us a few questions and we answered them. We had so much fun! At the end of the p...

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The iAwards Annoucement!

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Woohoo! We won the award! After we get off stage we go out of the dining room and back out into the networking area shaking with excitement. Our parents are so happy for us and giving us big hugs. We go over to the professional photographer and get a few photos with just the team and then another with all the other winners. At this point in time, we all still couldn’t believe that we have just won a national iAward, and we will be representing Australia in the Australasian finals. The A...

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Reverse Investor Pitch

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The investor pitch night was very fun and interesting because we were invited up to the VIP area at the start of the evening. At the VIP area we networked with many interesting people, especially Stephan Phillips the creator of Popgun. There was drinks and nibbles and then the pitches began. The pitches were great, we learnt heaps. We would definitely recommend it to all interested in know what investors want in a company.

Our Internal Values

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Today we finalised our business Mission and Values.  We also created a set of 11 internal values that we will live by hen we are workign together behind the scenes.  They are pretty cool and are:


  1. Work hard to deliver awesome service
  2. Embrace change and take it up a notch
  3. Have fun whilst showing our inner weirdness
  4. Keep on learning
  5. Be adventurous and creative
  6. Value everyone's opinions
  7. Create a great team spir...
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Visiting the Office of the Chief Entrepreneur

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We recently went down to Brisbane and while we were there we met with Mark Sowerby and went to the Mawson Launch.


When we met Mark we had a WHOLE HOUR with him!!! It was amazing to spend that long since he is so busy because he is the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur of course. Mark wanted to hear how the PowerShot started and he was very supportive of everything. While ...

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Our Brisbane STEM Learning Adventures

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On our adventure around Brisbane we met up with Chris Titley a podcaster, keen basketballer and a huge supporter of the App. Chris gave us the idea to do BizBites and we recorded one with him. He gave us many links with sporting companies and advice as well.


We visited the QUT Robotics Lab. The COO gave us a tour of all the cool and interesting robots there. The lab ...

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PowerShot at the iAwards

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So as you know we went down to Brisbane last week, and a main reason why we went was for the iAwards. The iAwards in other words is like the State Innovation awards. There are three levels to the event, state, national and international. The awards were held at the Brisbane convention centre and there was all fancy food, we networked and it was really cool. We had a little table where we had ou...

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BizBites - May 2017

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PowerShot⚽️App BizBites are cool snippy little interviews we've done with businesses in Cairns for advice, a bit of fun and a chance to offer prizes to grow our fan base while our app that measures how fast you can kick a ball is in development.  To date we've interviewed 32 local and interstate businesses!

Innovation & Inspiration

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Being the only girl amongst three boys may not be easy, but I say ‘Try your best, and do good’. I love quotes, they inspire me! If you think about a quote and read it really carefully, you can find that it means something in your life. Along my journey through PowerShot I have learnt many things. These things are called life skills. When you grow up you will face challenges and barriers. You wil...

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HAVE YOU VISITED OUR ONLINE STORE?

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A quick reminder that PowerShot is selling caps to all. Place your order now. They are $30 dollars each, super good quality and great for the outdoors.

TREMENDOUS TESTING

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PowerShot App has now come to the stage of testing. We have been testing by one person filming, another measuring the speed, and finally someone recording the speeds down. This data will help make the app more accurate. This is because we didn't use the app to test we used another expensive device that measures the speed when you kick. It measure by sending out a beam, and making it bounce back off the ball and then coming back to the device, with the speed. Though this machine was expensive....

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POWERSHOT INVITED TO SPEAK AT HIGH SCHOOL!

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It was in the second period of the day. I was asked to do a talk to a group of Grade 7's who were doing innovations, the teacher (Mrs Whipp) wanted me to explain the process of becoming an entrepreneur and what sacrifices you may need to make. I spoke for about 10 to 15 minutes on how we got the idea and where we got the idea. The students seemed interested in the talk and asked a few questions, some which was how long did you take to come up with the idea and how much it costs to go to a sta...

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POWERSHOT INVITED AS THE INTERVIEW PANEL AT RAREBIRDS EVENT

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It was very nerve racking before we went up there. Jo Burston the, founder of Rare Birds interviewed us about our app and how we are getting on. There was a crowd there but not too many people. There were a lot of school kids there which was great and we got free breakfast. The event was great and I had a great time. We also got free movie tickets and a free advertisement in the PAKMag magazine when our app i...

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Creative Coding

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PowerShot has been a great journey so far, but one of the highlights have been coding. Jason Holdsworth and two of his JCU students, Jess McKenzie and Tyler Harris, have been coming into our weekly meetings at five o’clock and teaching us how to code. It has been a great experience, as we have learnt so much.

 

I have especially enjoyed this experience. Since I was the only girl power of PowerShot, it was great to have a girl mentor! Jess McKenzie has inspired me to c...

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Success @ Tropical North Qld Innovation Awards

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On Wednesday the 16 November 2016 we were privileged to be apart of and a finalist in the Tropical North Queensland Innovation Awards. The award that we were finalists in was the peoples choice award, but we did go to the top three in Mayors Choice Award, but unfortunately didn’t win overall in that category, but just being there was fantastic. My school Smithfield State High School won...

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PowerShot in the Media

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Going Public Again:

It was really nerve-racking the first time Cory went on to the radio, but after that it didn’t really scare him because he had lots of confidence. Going onto the TV wasn’t scary at all because it was pre-recorded and they took lots of takes so it could be perfect. Newspaper wasn’t as hard as Jess and Cory thought because they just asked you questions and you had to answer. Taking the perfect photo was the biggest challenge, because it needed to be t...

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