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Let’s grow your business or community success

Work smarter, not harder. We partner with you to create solutions that will drive success. We work closely with you at every stage from concept, to planning to execution, delivery and review. Best of all we make it easy.

 

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Consultation

Whether you are dreaming of the next big community project or creating innovative technology, Gippstech experts are here to help as you refine and clarify your ideas, and create a pitch or proof of concept. Our unique expertise allows us to provide design and policy research. We’ll help you with expert strategy solutions to save time and money and increase success in your key target areas.

Work With Us

Do you have a business + technology project in mind? Do you want to incorporate technology into your business strategy, but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you need a business website redesign, search engine optimisation, or a code audit for your existing website. We can help! Please send us a message via our enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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Save time and money

Technology

Gippstech digital technology can optimise the efficiency of your business workflow and processes, create intelligent high quality websites and apps and reach and genuinely engage with more customers. Our solutions include fully customised process automation with digital tools, web development, app development, eCommerce, SEO, digital marketing strategies and social media management.

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Do you have a business + technology project in mind? Do you want to incorporate technology into your business strategy, but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you need a business website redesign, search engine optimisation, or a code audit for your existing website. We can help! Please send us a message via our enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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Build a digital product - an app or a website

Programs

Gippstech program leadership provides a deep understanding of community issues, leadership skills and broad networks for input and support. Gippstech experts can assist your program from funding applications, to launch, to on and off site delivery, thorough to reporting, insights, recommendations and impact management. Using a combination of high tech engagement tools and old fashioned dedication Gippstech-led programs focus on the success of each and every participant.

Work With Us

Do you have a business + technology project in mind? Do you want to incorporate technology into your business strategy, but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you need a business website redesign, search engine optimisation, or a code audit for your existing website. We can help! Please send us a message via our enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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Testimonial

Craig Cowdrey
Managing Director
Sonder Australia

We have found Elena and her team to be first-rate in every regard. The quality of their work has directly added value and saved significant costs in the development, deployment and management of our technology platform.

Technology services

How we work

Gippstech provides smart digital products as well as the latest in technology training for your team or community.

We use an agile software development approach, based on the Design Sprint methodology that is used by GV (formerly Google Ventures) to help their startups ensure that the digital products they develop are successful. This approach is centred around rapid prototyping and testing, constantly improving based on user feedback to make sure you're on the right track.

Focus on results

We ensure our solution will help you reach your business goals by starting with a deep understanding of your business. Your website or product should be a means towards your business goals, not an end.

Collaboration and co-design

We design solutions in partnership with you from beginning to end. We’ll help you ask the right questions so you understand exactly what you’re paying for, and where you can make tradeoffs between features vs cost.

Customised to you

Whether you prefer us to train you in your new processes, or let us do it for you so you can focus on your business, we make sure to deliver services that are optimised for your business needs.

Focus on results

We ensure our solution will help you reach your business goals by starting with a deep understanding of your business. Your website or product should be a means towards your business goals, not an end.

Collaboration & co-design

We design solutions in partnership with you from beginning to end. We’ll help you ask the right questions so you understand exactly what you’re paying for, and where you can make tradeoffs between features vs cost.

Customised to you

Whether you prefer us to train you in your new processes, or let us do it for you so you can focus on your business, we make sure to deliver services that are optimised for your business needs.

Testimonial

Cr Brett Tessari, Mayor of Bass Coast Shire Council, Cr Alan Hall, Mayor of Wellington Shire Council, Cr Mikaela Power, Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Council and Cr Graeme Middlemiss, Mayor of Latrobe City Council

The program is part of our ongoing and increasing commitment to create jobs in the region, support diversity and encourage the burgeoning business network to thrive. The Startup Gippsland program is the best program of its kind operating in Australia today. The program providers from Gippstech went to great lengths to deliver this exceptional program.

Program services

Regional program experts

Gippstech is a program provider, specialising is delivering regional programs, in our home location Gippsland, and beyond. Experts in transition and rejuvenation, Gippstech-led programs bring innovation, commercialisation and opportunity to their target regions and participants, creating population attraction and growth. We are passionate about driving success for the regional communities we love.

Gippstech has quickly become acknowledged as a leading regional program provider. Led by Gippstech, the inaugural Startup Gippsland program ran in 2019 and saw 46 businesses complete the Startup Onramp program. Running from 2019 to 2022 Work My Own Way is impacting small business owners across Gippsland. Gippstech also leads the annual Binary Shift conference.

With strong networks and a highly engaged local community Gippstech sources mentors, speakers and experts from within the Gippsland community.

 

 

 

A program for every entrepreneurial Gippslander, Work My Own Way is driving the burgeoning business spirit of the region, supporting locals on their paths to becoming freelancers, small business owners and startup founders.

Always user-centric, the program has been designed to provide flexibility, with a host of workshops, meetups and coaching available, at times and in locations that suit the participants.

Drop in and check out the program anytime, the public events are open to all.  Bring your business questions or bring your expertise to share. You'll always be welcome.

Binary Shift

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Binary Shift Digital Innovation Conference. Don't miss out! This years dynamic event will take place on Monday and Tuesday, 26-27 August at The Wedge Performing Arts Centre in Sale. Like the Binary Shift Facebook page to get updates on all the brilliant speakers.

Binary Shift was created to connect communities around innovation and technology in regional areas. We aim to showcase regional entrepreneurs and regional business owners to national and global thought leaders in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

Now in its third successful year, the first Binary Shift came to Gippsland in August 2017, sponsored by the Victorian Government as part of the Digital Innovation Festival.

Startup Gippsland 2019 attracted 113 applicants, all of exceptional quality before accepting 46 startups to take part. The businesses covered a kaleidoscope of inventions, innovations and brilliant ideas.

Using a powerful combination of technology and staff dedication the Startup Gippsland team have brought business acceleration to some of the most remote areas of Victoria. Each week team members travel 500km to deliver the program face to face in locations around the 17,000 km2 catchment area.

Get involved for 2020! Register your interest now and join us as a startup participant or as a mentor.

 

 

 

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Our People

Meet the GippsTech Team

Our diverse Warragul-based team combines both local and international perspectives, and possesses a varied skill set to create solutions for a wide range of digital challenges for Australian businesses and organisations. We care deeply about how technology can empower Gippsland businesses, community, and individuals, and we're excited to be contributing to the innovation in the region.

ekelareva
CEO

Elena holds a PhD in Computer Science from Australian National University and has worked for over ten years in digital product development, including as a software developer on multiple 6-figure contracts for government organisations. Prior to starting GippsTech, she spent 3.5 years at Google as a Product Manager for the Google Maps Web APIs. She is a mentor at the Melbourne Accelerator Program and has helped many startups and small businesses develop and execute their ideas for digital products.

Silvia_Pongracic
Business Manager

Silvia is a talented leader and manager with significant experience in private industry and research organisations. Silvia has previously been a Senior Administration and Industry Officer, ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function, Monash University. Science Course Director and Secretary, JW Gottstein Memorial Trust – the National Education Trust to the Forest Industries of Australia, Business Development Manager at CSIRO Forest BioSciences and more.

Stehpanie Thoo Herd Coworking Cofounder
Head of Programs

Steph leads the community programs team at GippsTech. Through Stephanie’s Masters in Business Administration from the University of Melbourne, innovation consulting experience and time leading RMIT’s pre-accelerator programs, she has built deep expertise in understanding diverse entrepreneur needs and translating these into personal and effective support initiatives. 

Stephanie has personally coached over 60 ventures and 120 individuals of all ages, backgrounds and experience, and is passionate about bringing best-practice startup support to her local region. Stephanie is the Startup Gippsland program’s manager responsible for designing, operationalising and monitoring all aspects of the Startup Gippsland program. Together with Elena, she has recently cofounded Herd Coworking in central Warragul. 

Aldona Kmiec Artist Marketing Manager
Marketing Manager

Aldona holds a Higher National Diploma in Photography from London Metropolitan University, Cert IV Small Business Management and Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism.

As an accomplished photographic artist and arts facilitator, she has worked in digital content creation/marketing for over ten years, including running a coworking space in Ballarat.

Aldona creates and manages creative content including social media management + video production for Startup Gippsland, Work My Own Way, Herd Coworking and GippsTech.

In addition to working at GippsTech, she runs her artistic practice aldonakmiec.com, which she founded after relocating to Australia from the UK and her native Poland.

Muhammad Pavel
Head of Technology

Pavel is not only a software engineer but a generalising specialist, facilitator, strategist and technical mentor. He has more than 14 years of experience spanning product development, providing consultancy in large enterprises around application delivery, information security, cloud architecture, IT operations and business process innovation. He takes a keen interest in information security and has worked as a consultant on the ANZ Bank’s core security project and several other online payment gateways. Pavel’s expertise also includes IT infrastructure management, process automation, and team building.

ben
Lead Software Engineer

Ben is a polyglot programmer with nearly 2 decades of software development experience. He is passionate about getting to the fundamental structure of problems to build true solutions, bolstered by his background in theoretical computer science. As Lead Software Engineer, Ben is responsible for solving complex design and implementation problems, mentoring other developers, and improving team processes. His expertise also includes software architecture, system integration, API design and
development. He has also worked with clients' development teams to turn around a make-or-break project with extremely ambitious timelines.

Pintu
Software Engineer

Priyabrata holds a PhD in computer vision and machine learning from Federation University. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and University lecturer and has received a number of awards for academic excellence during his Masters and Doctoral studies.

Priyabrata has a strong background in software development and programming. He is experienced in website development and maintenance and mobile app development, and API design and development. He also has specialised expertise in data analysis and visualisation, as well as machine learning, computer vision and image processing.

Photo: Aldona Kmiec
Coworking Space & Events Manager

Sarah manages our funky coworking space and events at our office at Herd Coworking.

She has plenty of marketing, media and advertising industry experience with roots in the radio industry. Sarah is a skilled videographer at her startup Wonderment Films, and is a film graduate of SAE Institute.
Sarah uses her media and film experience to run The Herd's social media accounts and coordinate social and networking events.

matt
Frontend Developer

Matt currently works as a frontend developer at GippsTech and is approaching the end of a Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile App Development) at Federation University. He has experience in web application design and development, mobile application development for Android, user experience (UX) and Systems Modelling.

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PO Box 1412
Warragul VIC 3820

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03 5644 3321

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15 Napier Street
Warragul VIC 3820

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