Media release – 14/03/17

Committee for Melbourne supporting Melbourne-based startup Spolib

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To coincide with its flagship Taskforce MELBOURNE 4.0, which will establish the most likely future scenarios for our city in a world of accelerated, technology-driven change, the Committee for Melbourne is diversifying its membership base by supporting startups; one of the fastest growing segments of our economy.

Spolib, a digital sports training platform, has joined the Committee for Melbourne’s membership and will become its ‘entrepreneur in residence’ as the Committee supplies office space to the rising startup.

“Our economy is changing faster than ever before as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We must recognise the challenges and opportunities that digital disruption presents”, said Committee for Melbourne CEO, Martine Letts.

“Innovation and creativity are essential in creating a globally competitive economy. Our city will only rise to the challenge of disruptive technologies if we play to our strengths by cultivating entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and connecting them to our leading businesses”.

Spolib’s aim is to disrupt the global sports coaching model. “We want to become the Uber of sports by creating a platform connecting players with coaching. We believe that the education and knowledge people need to play better should accessible to all”, said Spolib co-founder, Phil Gadzinski.

“We must foster our city’s talent to see Melbourne become the startup capital of Australia and ensure we continue to flourish in the Asia-Pacific, the world’s fastest growing region”, noted Ms Letts.

“Digital disruption is altering the way we work, live and now play. We are thrilled to welcome Spolib which, thanks to technology, is helping our sports loving city play even more of it”.

For more information about MELBOURNE 4.0: melbourne.org.au/policy-advocacy/melbourne-4-0

For more information about Spolib: www.spolib.com

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