We have been delighted with the success of our Community Entrepreneur Program  (CEP) which has seen many budding entrepreneurs receive cash grants to kickstart their business ideas.
The latest recipient is WA tech company, Epic Delivery  which successfully applied for $20,000.
Epic Delivery is the brainchild of Ryan O’Sullivan who identified a gap in Perth’s courier market
Mr O’Sullivan said online shopping had created an unprecedented demand for express delivery of purchases, especially those made by busy professionals who don’t want the hassle of missed deliveries or rescheduling.
“Epic Delivery’s mobile phone application enables users to request virtually anything they want,” said Mr O’Sullivan.
“By linking the customer to our network of on-demand runners, their requests can be fulfilled and delivered to their doorstep within an hour.”
The app will go live in several Perth suburbs over the coming week with more than 200 runners already registering their interest to be part of the platform.
Beyond Bank’s General Manager, Community Development , Peter Rutter said the CEP is all about backing talented innovators who in turn, will create jobs and stimulate the economy.
“One of the challenges entrepreneurs face is getting access to funding and support to help them grow that idea, especially in tough economic times,” said Mr Rutter.
“That’s why Beyond Bank  is keen to help, not just with a cheque but by linking business start-ups with strong support networks so that they stay engaged and connected.
“Through this program we have been able to see some really great ideas get the support they need and deserve.
“We were overwhelmed with the quality of entries for this latest round of CEP grants, but Epic Delivery stood out as a business on the cusp of tremendous success and we can’t wait to watch its progress.”
Beyond Bank has $900,000 worth of grants available over 5 years with grants of up to $20,000 available for individuals. Find out more on our website .