Sydney’s taxi finder app goCatch wins Microsoft’s APAC Startup 2012 Award
July 12, 2012 by Stephanie SUTANTO
In its five-minute pitch, the Sydney-based startup’s solid business proposal and plans of venturing into overseas markets impressed the panel of judges to beat eight other finalists, including StyleRocks, a custom-made jewellery-maker.
The location-based app works through the use of GPS signals to help passengers track taxis. Once this app is downloaded into a mobile device, passengers are able to locate and hail a taxi hassle-free. Currently, the app can only track registered taxi drivers, a number that has reached 7,000 to date in Australia.
The finalists were also part of Microsoft’s BizSpark program, a global program designed to accelerate the success of early stage Startups.
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Stephanie SUTANTO - Resident Contributing Writer
Stephanie is currently pursuing her undergraduate studies in the University of California, Los Angeles. She hopes to learn more about startups both in Los Angeles and in Southeast Asia, possibly starting one of her own in future. And yes, she prefers sashimi to chocolates and flowers any day. You can find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.Read other posts by Stephanie SUTANTO