Rumblum conquers Bloom’s March Pitch Night 2018

Last month was the first Pitch night of the year at Bloom Labs, St Catherine’s College. A great opportunity for individuals to gain exposure in the start-up world and to observe successful entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of influential judges.

Jack Scott, one of WA’s most innovative young entrepreneurs pitched his winning idea, Rumblum, a tool that customises and generates documents with information from different types of Web apps, from Google sheets to Typeform and Wufoo forms.

After delivering his pitch, the panel of industry experts could not deny Jack had a winning idea.

To design Rumblum, Jack scoped out his target market and built programming diagrams. Humble in his success, Jack’s said, “Planning should not be understated. Never just build - think about and discuss your idea thoroughly first”.

He believes Bloom has been a nexus for sharing ideas, collaborating and growing on failures as much as success. In terms of startups, “There is a term called Fail Fast, you want to fail as much as you can early on, so you learn from your mistakes as fast as possible.”

“If I’ve learnt anything over the last couple of years, it’s that, no one knows how to run a business correctly, but the people who succeed are the ones who start and aren’t afraid to fail.”

From a young age, Jack was not destined for a 9-5 job. He taught himself how to code, knowing that would reduce the need of capital in order to get started.

While studying at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Jack joined forces with Alex Rafferty and designed an App Development Agency, named Flashbang. After two years of designing apps for others, Jack decided to focus on his own start-up with the help of Bloom.

“A friend was manually generating invoices and I thought there had to be a simpler task to transfer data from his product management software into a document. It wasn’t easy… but two weeks later we had designed Rumblum.” Jack said.

Jack’s next startup is in development stages, but he aims to be testing the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in April this year.

At Bloom, young entrepreneurs share world-changing ideas, while supporting new Perth start-ups within an innovative community.
The next Bloom pitch night will be Friday the 20th of April 2018.


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