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In response to Australia’s growing startup culture, we decided to bring the country’s most talked about emerging companies together under one roof.

Vest is the place to discover and celebrate the best of Australia’s forward-thinking ideas. With the government’s renewed focus on innovation, it’s time to highlight the startups that are putting us on the map, making us leaders in our fields, and driving both economical and cultural growth.

Designed and built by Josephmark – a digital ventures studio that believes in the world-changing power of a great idea. 

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Social community for over 50s

Stitch is the world’s leading companionship and activity site for older adults.

As we age, our social circles inevitably shrink, driven by divorce, illness, relocation and death. This means those over 50 face a constant battle to stay socially connected, while at the same time loneliness is worse for a senior’s health than obesity or smoking. Someone who is over 60 and lonely is 45% more likely to die in the next 12 months, and 64% more likely to develop dementia, than someone with good social connections. The US Surgeon General now says loneliness has as big a health impact as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

Many older adults have lots of things they want to do, but nobody to do them with. Stitch meets this need with a unique and vibrant social network with the ability to meet other like-minded people through member-driven group activities, interest groups, discussions, and one-on-one companionship.

The Team

Andrew Dowling

Founder & CEO

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