The not-for-profit Spacecubed - set up by Brodie McCulloch, also Managing Director of social enterprise groups network, Social Innovation in Western Australia - includes start-up GlassesOnline, an online provider of affordable prescription eyewear, which is already taking advantage of Ninefold’s Cloud Booster Program to power traffic surges on its site during marketing campaigns and end-of-year health fund claims.
“We’ve based our business on Ninefold for the last six months and enjoyed the flexibility of a service that scales to suit peak traffic during end-of-year health fund claims and short-term marketing campaigns. We particularly like the self-service element as we know exactly what’s happening at any given point, and can provision it ourselves according to our needs,” Kevin Reece, Managing Director of GlassesOnline, said.
Spacecubed founder McCulloch said the organisation was “delighted to have Ninefold’s support for members at Spacecubed, there are amazing ideas within our network that are particularly unique to West Australia, due to the mining and resources boom, as well as our proximity to Asia.”
Chairman and Co-Founder of Ninefold, Peter James, said the company aimed to foster entrepreneurial talent “by removing as many of the technology barriers to innovation as possible, right across Australia.
“West Australia enjoys a unique geographic position and vertical focus and we look forward to working with Brodie and the Spacecubed members.”
James said that the Ninefold Cloud Booster Program offered Spacecubed members free Ninefold cloud computing and storage credit for up to a year, as well as technical sales consultation for setup, together with involvement in Ninefold’s marketing campaigns such as guest blog posts and opportunities to reach the wider Ninefold community.
The Ninefold Cloud Booster Program also currently supports start-up hubs Pollenizer (Sydney), Blue Chilli (Sydney), Fishburners (Sydney), Startmate (Sydney), AngelCube (Melbourne), Innovation Bay (Sydney), the York Butter Factory (Melbourne) and iLab (Brisbane).