Young Greek Australian inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs have been included in the Daily Telegraph’s ‘Top 30 under 30’ list.
Tim Noakesmith and George Peppou – Vow Food
Tim Noakesmith and George Peppou established ‘Vow Food’ to improve the quality of life for people, animals and planetary health, by reinventing food from the ground up.
The company creates lab-grown meat using the cells of animals.
“We want people who eat it to go ‘oh, this is the level of quality and the standard I would expect of something that is going to completely redefine how food works,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
The Sydney-based firm employs a team of 27, with plans to double that in the next 18 months, but Tim Noakesmith said it would not rush to get cultured meats on plates.
Alex and Chris Naoumidis – Mindset Health
Mindset Health changes the definition of “modern” medicine to something more personal than just pills and prescriptions. More modern than ancient remedies. More grounded than just having our heads in the clouds.
The brothers’ first app ‘Nerva’, saw them collaborate with Dr Simone Peters from Monash University to deliver a six-week hypnotherapy course inside an app to provide relief from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
“There was such a big need for it,” Alex said.
“There’s no strong treatments for IBS. There’s a low FODMAP diet but it doesn’t work for everyone.”
The pair’s vision for hypnotherapy apps focused on treating single conditions won them a place in the esteemed Y Combinator accelerator as well as 15,000 subscribers.
Martin Karafilis – Tiliter
Transforming manual processes for forward-thinking businesses and enhancing your solutions, Tiliter is leading the way with revolutionary deep learning, computer vision and AI technology.
Martin Karafilis and his friends Chris Sampson and Marcel Herz, who were studying computer vision and artificial intelligence, designed a smart camera technology to identify products at supermarket checkouts.
“As a consumer, you might have five or six types of red apple to identify, three different types of mandarins,” he said.
“This way you can place them on a supermarket scale and it will identify the type.”
Tiliter’s solution, which was part of UNSW’s Founders 10x accelerator, is now used in Woolworths stores across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia, as well as parts of the US and Europe, and has attracted $7.5 million in investment.