The 2022 GI Challenge Ventures

Arcus Gel Blaster

My idea is to extend the market for gel blasters by innovative product redesign. The problem that this GI venture seeks to address is the restrictive regulatory framework for gel blasters, which classifies gel blasters as imitation firearms and requires owners to obtain a firearms licence and specialised storage equipment. To address this issue, the venture has an idea for a gel blaster product that is designed as a bow rather than a firearm, bypassing current regulations.

Entrepreneurs: 

Tom

Chatterbox

My idea is to develop an app that facilitates communication for individuals with speech and communication difficulties. The problem that this GI venture seeks to address is that the apps currently available lack modern functionality, inclusivity and user-centred vocabulary. To address this issue, the venture has an idea for an app that can be used as either a sole form of voice output or as a supplement. The aim of the app is to promote participation in daily activities and improve quality of life.

Entrepreneurs: 

Eliza

Glamfinder

My idea is to create an app for beauty businesses to market and promote their services. The problem that this GI venture seeks to address is the lack of e-platforms for the beauty industry. To address this issue, the venture has an idea for an app which will give beauty businesses a single platform to market and promote their services. The app will connect businesses with potential customers, increasing business revenue.

Entrepreneurs: 

Matisse

Keola Surfwax

My idea is to create a 100% natural surf wax which reduces toxic chemicals entering the ocean. The problem that this GI venture seeks to address is the use of toxic chemicals in surf wax, with over 25 million surfers worldwide using surf waxes that typically include petrochemicals and paraffin. To address this issue, the venture has an idea for a surf wax which not only is chemical free, and made with 100% natural ingredients, but which also promotes a message of empowerment for female surfers.

Entrepreneurs: 

Josie

Me Time

Our idea is to support young people experiencing heartbreak by providing them with our Break-up Box. The problem that this GI venture seeks to address is the declining mental health of young people, especially due to heartbreak, which is a leading cause of suicide. To address this issue, the venture has an idea for an experience that promotes healthy, supportive and positive products that encapsulate emotional, physical and spiritual self-care practices.

Entrepreneurs: 

Ava

Raquel

R We Golfing

My idea is to create a line of fashion apparel for young female golfers. The problem that this GI venture seeks to address is the lack of stylish golf clothes for teenage girls, which deters them from playing golf. To address this issue, the venture has an idea for a youth fashion line for sale online and in golf stores.

Entrepreneurs: 

Emily

Sidemounted Storage

My idea is to create a side mounted storage box for vehicles. The problem that this GI venture seeks to address is the lack of quality storage boxes for camping enthusiasts. To address this issue, the venture has an idea to tap into a unique market for side mounted vehicular storage boxes.

Entrepreneurs: 

Daniel

Zip Zap Chargers

My idea is to create a product that makes charging mobile phones on the go simple and convenient. The problem that this GI venture seeks to address is the stress and anxiety caused by mobile device battery death. To address this issue, the venture has an idea for an affordable, portable mobile charging device that is longlasting, cable free, and based on leading edge design and technology.

Entrepreneurs: 

Bailey