We’ve all been there. It’s 3 pm on a Sunday and you’re down at the pub knocking the froth of a couple cold ones. You’re just minding your own, really trying squeeze every drop out of the weekend. Suddenly, Daryl (Dazza on the piss) turns to you and says – I’ve got an idea for an app.
Now, we all know that not all of Dazza’s ideas end-well, but this time, he might be on to something. Whether or not the world really needs an app to tell them if it’s dark outside, doesn’t really matter. Point is, where Dazza found himself on that lovely Sunday afternoon is pretty much how every young entrepreneur comes up with their fresh new start-ups… right?
If we’re being honest, more often than not many of these brilliant ideas don’t leave the pub courtyard. But every once in a while, when a really special one comes along, we’re treated to some pretty great little start-ups that make our lives just that little bit easier.
Always at your service, Man of Many thought we’d round up three great start-ups that you definitely don’t want to sleep on.
Pilot – The Health Navigator
When it comes to visiting the doctor, you’d be hard-pressed to find a less willing candidate than the typical Australian male. And look, it makes sense. nobody wants some strange rubber fingered man poking around where the sun don’t shine?
Introducing Pilot, the web-based alternative to seeing your GP designed specifically for getting men’s health back on track.
Why men? Well, there is a plethora of research that suggests that our collective avoidance of the doctor stems from the same psyche that stops men from speaking up about mental health concerns. Not to be a debbie-downer, but it is this sort of stigma that has led suicide to become the biggest killer of young men in Australia, and you know what, we’re over it.
So, that’s where Pilot comes in. By connecting men in Australia to the healthcare services they need, Pilot destigmatises the GP experiance and provides a convenient platform where you can talk to a doc about all the embarrassing stuff, like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and hair loss.
The reality is, everyone needs a doc at some point.
Scratch – Australia’s Best Dog Food
Pets can be expensive. When it’s not the vet bills and the dog toys, it’s the kibble, and these days that’ll still cost you a pretty penny. We all love our little woofers and that’s why we want to give them the best and the fact is, Scratch is the best dog food on the market right now.
Scratch’s ingredients include kangaroo, beans, chickpeas, carrots, spinach, pumpkin, vitamins and salmon oil. It’s also made fresh right before shipping to your doorstep, so you know it hasn’t been sitting in some warehouse for weeks on end. The benefits are said to include healthier skin, a shinier coat and a stronger immune system.
Scratch is also high in healthy fats to boost your pooch’s energy so they can chase down magpies all day long. Scratch is free from artificial preservatives and cheap ingredients. It’s only the finest things in life for your pet.
And coming in at just $9.20 per kilo, Scratch is more affordable which can make a world of difference in the long run.
GiggedIn – Your Live Music Subscription Service
A wise man once said “live music is what the kids want”, and by god was he right. Whether its metal, indie rock, pop or a dose of late-night techno, GiggedIn is your membership to the best gigs all across Sydney and Melbourne.
So how the hell does it work? Well, you start by choosing a plan and you exchange your monthly credits to discounted tickets a slew of events. Credits roll over month-to-month so each month you can choose from your favourite gigs, movies and live comedy.
Man of Many has been using this service for a couple of months now and honestly, you can’t fault it. Now with the addition of a handy GiggedIn app available on Android and iOS, this is a must-have gig companion in Sydney.
For a limited time, GiggedIn is giving all new subscribers their first month free of charge. All you need to do is enter code FKYEAHGIGS at the signup page linked below and throughout this article and you will instantly save $14.95 off your first month.