Storekat, an Australia-based, peer-to-peer, online self-storage marketplace that connects people in need of storage space with businesses and homeowners with space to rent, has won entry into the Curtin University Accelerate program. Aimed at startups, the package includes 10 weeks of mentoring and workshops and a $5,000 equity-free grant, according to the source.
Storekat is one of five startups included in the program’s class of 2016, according to the university. Team members will travel to Sydney next month to present the company's project to Google executives, the source reported.
“The program is open to students, staff and alumni of Curtin, with any innovative business idea,” according to the university website. “Over a 10-week period, we work with four or five teams to improve and grow their business ideas.” The program provides industry contacts, one-on-one and group-mentoring sessions, and assistance in bringing businesses and ideas to market.
“Our mission is to help connect people that need storage with people that have a little (or a lot of) extra space,” according to information posted on the Storekat website. “Whether you are an individual, a self-storage facility or a company, Storekat can help.”
Founded by Kevin Forcier, Storekat will be among the more than 170 service providers exhibiting during the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, April 25-28, at the Paris Hotel & Resort.