Awais Ibrahim, Founder and CEO, Squadly Pty Ltd
“Our goal is to create a digital workplace that provides remote workers, food service, retail and manufacturing industries with the tools they need to meet the demands of a fast-paced work environment”
Tell us about Squadly.
Squadly is an IT startup. We make the workplace more human with apps that enable team collaboration (Squadly Bizz) and help you structure your day and prioritise tasks (MySquadly).
Beta versions of the apps will launch in app stores by 10th December on an invite-only basis. The are planning the official launch in January 2020.
Our goal is to create a digital workplace that provides remote workers, food service, retail and manufacturing industries with the tools they need to meet the demands of a fast-paced work environment.
Who is in the Squadly team?
I am the founder and CEO. We have a great team of driven managing directors, product development managers and app, web and UX/UI developers based in both Australia and overseas.
What have your successes and challenges been in 2019?
Our biggest success has been nourishing an idea into a concrete form. Our challenge was to come up with an app that meets market demand, is multi-dimensional in its purpose and could be used to solve a plethora of problems. With SquadlyBizz and MySquadly, we believe we have accomplished exactly that.
Ballarat is an exciting emerging IT Hub. The startup eco-system is developing rapidly and Platypus has proven very beneficial in providing us a coworking space, mentoring and opportunities to network. Ballarat’s small size also saves us from unnecessary commuting time, enabling us to be more focused on our work.
What is your vision for Squadly in 2020?
Squadly’s vision is to make life easier for its users so they can focus their energy on growing their own businesses. In the future, we plan to diversify our products to cater to a range of niches and provide a one-stop solution to productivity challenges.
What do you do when you’re not at work?
We’re on the brink of our product launch right now so I rarely get free time but when I do, I spend time reading books and listening to podcasts - anything that helps me to learn and kickstarts my ideas and imagination.