“We look for the most innovative start-ups across all disciplines,” said the program mentor Dr Tim MacTaggart.
“This year we have a bright group who cover the emerging Queensland interests including cryptocurrency, retail and some of our most pressing social issues such as homelessness.”
The QUT Bluebox accelerator is a three month intensive program aimed at getting start-ups reading for fast-tracking commercial growth.
As well as the funding, selected teams receive funding, mentorship, education and office space.
Digital Surge co-founder Josh Lehman says the recognition is exciting.
“This program gives us the opportunity to further develop our entrepreneurial skills and ultimately deliver a better product for our customers,” Mr Lehman said.
“Since our launch we have led the industry in providing our in app instant support to our end users, something that we are very proud of.”
“We believe cryptocurrency is the future of finance, and we want to enable all Australians to be able to access this new resource.”