Last week, Advoc8 co-founders Nicole Buskiewicz and Harry Curotta had the great privilege of being selected for the auspicious SmartCompany Smart 30 Under 30 List. Placed among repeat listers and stiff competition, here’s what SmartCompany had to say.

Company: Advoc8

Ages: 30 and 30

Nicole Buskiewicz and co-founder Harry Curotta have used observations from life working “in and around politics” to develop an in-demand app.

Advoc8 is a Software-as-a-Service platform for the public policy sector, which aims to remove the “tangle of emails, spreadsheets and passing conversations” that many people who help shape Australia’s laws and society still rely on when in the planning stage.

The platform allows large organisations to keep track of different actions and projects across their teams, as well giving access to a “campaign builder” tool that gives those in the advocacy space the ability to track legislation, current issues and relevant political stakeholders.

The company, which launched in 2016, quickly signed on big name businesses as clients, including multibillion-dollar drinks producer Diageo. Australian lobby firm CapitalHill also quickly came on board.

The business also runs an Australian politics blog, where the team discuss trends in advocacy and policymaking with experts and former public servants.

Buskiewicz was a finalist for 2017’s Telstra Young Businesswoman of the Year awards. At the time, she said the Advoc8 platform “encourages evidence-based public policy development, which is vital to healthy, functioning democracies”.

Source: Smart 30 Under 30 2018, SmartCompany