Thursday, 28 November 2013

CareMonkey wins the $50,000 IT Invention Test !

IT Invention Test Winner Logo

CareMonkey has won the annual $50,000 IT Invention Test competition for 2013. Fifteen finalists competed for the title on Wednesday 27 November in Geelong with CareMonkey judged the overall winner. The presentation by CareMonkey CEO Troy Westley was awarded the prize by the expert judging panel. The judges, including Bob Beaumont (Commercialisation Australia) and Maurice Grasso (Melbourne Angels) have expertise in technology commercialisation and start-up technology investment.

Troy won a cash prize of $7,500, a 1-week Entrepreneurship Program to the University of California (Berkeley) valued at $9,000 and a 12 month mentoring program.

The annual event is sponsored by ICT Geelong, Commercialisation Australia, Deakin University and City of Greater Geelong. ICT Geelong have been overwhelmed by the interest in the competition by entrepreneurs, inventors, IT brainiacs and the community in general.

The award follows CareMonkey's recent win in the state iAwards for best and most innovative health app in Victoria.

Pictured below are CareMonkey founders Martin Howell CTO (left) and Troy Westley CEO (right).

For more information email Troy Westley, CEO on

Troy and Martin thumbs up

Monday, 25 November 2013

CareMonkey 'A most practical and brilliant idea!' says school principal

“I was most impressed by the hands on level of customer support in setting up this program. The accessibility and simplicity of this program makes it ideal for our school setting. A most practical and brilliant idea!”...Simon Collis, Principal, St Joseph's Primary School, Elsternwick, Victoria.

St Joseph's primary school is situated in the leafy suburb of Elsternwick in a beautiful historical building with a gorgeous national trust staircase and mantlepiece. A very unique school setting. Simon is pictured above accessing the student's CareMonkey profiles on his iPad. A picture of the entry to the school is below.

St Joseph's Elsternwick building

Friday, 22 November 2013

St Brendan's Primary School goes live with CareMonkey

Big smiles from Wendy and Cheryl at St Brendan's Primary School in Somerville, Victoria. They're up and running with CareMonkey for their school. Collection of medical forms for enrolments, camps and excursions has never been this easy!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Principal "really impressed" with CareMonkey

Creek Street Christian College in Bendigo are live with CareMonkey!

"I'm really impressed", says principal Coral Maxwell (pictured left), "CareMonkey was implemented at our school in under an hour and now we're already prepared with medical and emergency details for next year! That saves an enormous amount of administration time and follow up while also helping us keep the children safer".

Creek Street Christian College is located in the City of Greater Bendigo, in central Victoria. Jenni Caldwell (pictured right) is the CareMonkey administrator for the school. She'll now be able to avoid all the printing, distributing, collecting, sorting and filing of medical forms. CareMonkey does all that work automatically for the school.

Friday, 15 November 2013

CareMonkey a finalist in the 2013 IT Invention Test

Good news this morning...CareMonkey has been selected as a finalist for this year's $50,000 I.T. Invention Test. We'll be presenting the CareMonkey story to the judges on 27 November competing against 14 other Australian businesses who have invented something special. Wish us luck!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Mt Martha Life Saving Club are well prepared with CareMonkey

The very popular Nippers program starts again tonight on the beach at Mt Martha Life Saving Club. This year the club is using CareMonkey to collect and manage the medical and emergency details for almost 600 junior but future life guards!

Parents have completed the emergency details for their children online and this has provided the club with the information they need to help keep children safe while enjoying the wonderful experience of nippers and life saving.

Age Managers for each group can view the emergency details for the children they are responsible for on their smartphones, tablets and printed reports. They have instant access to the child's emergency contacts, allergies, asthma plans, medications and other medical conditions and care instructions from parents. It's an easy and secure way to be prepared for emergencies. Congratulations to Mt Martha Life Saving Club for taking safety so seriously and being so well organised!

Monday, 4 November 2013

St Patrick’s Catholic Parish Primary School safer with CareMonkey

Say hello to Di and Chris from St Patrick’s Catholic Parish Primary School in Mentone. The school is using CareMonkey to reduce the burden on parents and staff to continually process medical forms for the students for every excursion and camp.

With CareMonkey parents keep the details for their children up to date on the secure website and mobile apps, ensuring the school always has the latest medical and emergency information on hand. Teachers can view the care details for their class on the free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets. With CareMonkey both parents and teachers have instant access to important details in an emergency.