PowerShot App 

  An App to measure the speed of your kick, hit or throw 

Who We Are

PowerShot... Measuring the speed of your kick, hit or throw. Cairns school app developers are taking sports technology to the next generation. Together the four Grade 7 and 9 students have joined forces with their latest Business Partner and Mentor Dr Jason Holdsworth who is coding the tricky parts of the App.  Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!
All kids need is a little help...a little hope...and somebody who believes in them.

- Magic Johnson

The PowerShot



Team PowerShot
Elliot is the brilliant minded student who came up with the idea of PowerShot when he was 10. Originally inspired by the Shark Tank program, he has always wanted to be an entreprenuer. He is proud of his actions and proud of the progress of PowerShot and knows there is a big adventure still to come! Elliot also loves soccer!  Elliot is now in Grade 7.


Team PowerShot
Cory  works hard to help develop PowerShot and puts all his effort into everything he does. He is confident in speaking and he loves sport, especially basketball. Cory is a super driven kid - always coming up with new ideas to get us noticed! Cory always comes in excited for every meeting!  Cory is currently in Grade 7.


Team PowerShot
The oldest of the team (Grade  9!) Hamish works super hard to develop, edit and help PowerShot through the App's journey. He also loves sports such as soccer. Hamish is confident and is proud of PowerShot as much as the rest of the team is. Hamish is the Financial Controller in  the team.


Team PowerShot
The girl power and webmaster.  Jessica originally started as an Intern and has now joined the Company. She loves netball and thinks PowerShot is an awesome idea. In fact she's already built her own business Loomimays. She tries to help in anyway she can, and is proud of the team.  Jessica is currently in Grade 7.

Our Coding Mentors...

Helping to bring our App to life through Code!

Dr Jason Holdsworth

Business Partner, Mentor and Lecturer

- IT @ JCU

Dr Jason Holdsworth, through his involvement and support of theSpace heard about PowerShot App. He immediately offered his support and also has enlisted two of his top students to assist us.  Thank you Dr Holdsworth for supporting our vision and giving up your time to help us!  Jason is now the 5th Partner in the PowerShot App Team.

Jess McKenzie

Mentor and Student - IT @ JCU
Jess McKenzie meets with us weekly to teach us code!  Yes, they are not writing our App for us; but instead are teaching us how to code it ourselves!  Wow, she has the patience of a Saint.  What an incredibly valuable skill for us to be learning!  Thank you for all your hard work teaching us and preparing all our coding notes (and tests!)

Tyler Harris

Mentor and Student - IT @ JCU
Tyler Harris meets with us weekly to teach us code!  Yes, they are not writing our App for us; but instead are teaching us how to code it ourselves!  What an incredibly valuable skill for us to be learning! Thank you Tyler for helping us; you are one cool operator and are a true role model for all of us.  Thank you!

Our  Mentors & 'Cheerleaders'

Cheering for our success at every turn!

Mark Sowerby

The Precinct & Office of the Chief Entreprenuer

We met Mark at the 2017 Regional Qld Tour along with Steve Baxter, Chris Titley, Patrice Brown, Stephen Phillips, & Lucas Patchett.  All these leaders have continued to follow and support our progress; with Mark and his off-sider extraordinaire Rachel recently generously giving their time to show us The Precinct and River City Labs, answer our many questions and help make connections in all areas of innovation.

Damian & Troy

theSpace & Emerging Entrepreneurs
This photo hides two of the best business mentoring brains in Australia.  In 2014, they were both awarded the “Innovation Champion Award” and entered into the “Innovation Champions Wall Of Fame” by the Queensland Government. They have been invaluable for Elliot in start-up phase, and now to his company in his formation phase.


Big Brother supporter!

Liam is brother to Cory, and what a true supporter he has been.  Liam has contributed his own talents to help the team succeed in any way he can, creating professionally branded videos, our logo, developing advertising banners and more.  Thanks Liam, you rock!

Jess McKenzie, Tyler Harris, Hamish, Jessie, Dr Jason Holdsworth, Cory and Elliot @ JCU open day

Our Business Mentors

We are truly overwhelmed and are truly grateful everyone's support.

Donna Patane

McDonnells Law - Cairns
Thanks TheSPACE for providing us the opportunity to find out about law stuff like registering business names and partnership agreements. Thanks Donna Patane from MacDonnells Law for meeting with us. Donna specialises in business law and intellectual property.

Pizza Capers

Brinsmead - Cairns
Pizza Capers supported our fundraising efforts by letting us create a PowerShot Pizza - with a % of sales going to our fundraising. Pesto, Pepperoni, Potato, Purple Onions, Pulled Pork, Peppers, Pineapple and Parmesan!

David Burston

David Burston has been in Toastmasters since 2008 and during this time developed the one day “Professional Communication” workshop concept. Not only does he conduct these workshops in schools as part of the Emerging Entrepreneurs program; but he did a special session just for us!



Jo Burston

CEO - Inspiring Rare Birds


Rare Birds is your tribe. A place where you can be part of the conversation, where there is no superiority or inferiority complexes. Where you can learn, grow, mentor, be mentored, find funding, be an investor, attend events, buy a fantastic book and gift that to a school girl and to a school, and see absolutely no barriers to entry to becoming the entrepreneur you want to be.


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Jamie & Nathaniel

Our first mentors helping us get started!
Jamie Armer used her teaching skills to coach the team of three boys! With her coder husband Nanthaniel watching their developments. Now exploring the USA these valuable PowerShot mentors would Skype the team from America . guiding them through their wild ideas and aspirations for the App.