Innovation Bay co-founder Ian Gardiner thinks Adelaide “has become one of Australia’s hotspots of startup activity” and is heading there in November to host a Startup Showcase at Lot Fourteen. The showcase, based on Innovation Bay’s ‘Founder Dinner’ format, gives 16 selected startups the chance to present their ideas and build relationships with investors and… Read more »
Some of Australia’s leading VC funds, including Blackbird Ventures, Airtree VC, Grok Ventures, Square Peg Capital and Rampersand VC are coming to Melbourne in August for a new event organised by the host of the The Startup Playbook podcast, Rohit Bhargava. The Investor Connect event in Melbourne on August 15 is Bhargava’s brainchild,… Read more »
The Elite Robotics team: systems engineer Nathan Bartlett, industrial designer Luke De Bono and CEO Sahil Harriram. Photo: supplied The Hunter Valley, two hours north of Sydney, is best know for wine, horse breeding and coal mining. But it also has a burgeoning startup scene, with more than 50 startups backed up by more than… Read more »
Are you a woman in business? Do you have a startup idea that needs a funding injection? Then get set to enter the Be MPowered 2019 Pitch Competition. The Be MPowered Pitch Comp is the brainchild of Mums & Co. founder, Carrie Kwan, who knows first-hand what it’s like to try to attract funding… Read more »
Michael Nixon was 13 when he won the inaugural Jobs for NSW Regional Pitchfest. Photo: Jobs for NSW The country’s largest pitch competition for regional startups – the 2019 Jobs for NSW Regional Pitchfest – is on again and looking for founders to take part. The pitch events take place next month in nine regional… Read more »
Pitches are difficult to get right. Despite all the blogs and material about how to perfect startup pitches, presenting to investors is still a challenging task. Founders often obsess over their pitch: from fine-tuning the value proposition to religiously following Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 model, cramming as much as possible in their 20-minute pitch to… Read more »
If your pitch isn’t, well, pitch perfect, you run the risk of spooking potential investors and having to start again. You are asking someone to take a giant leap of faith and handover their cash to a perfect stranger with no guarantee of return.
Some say you shouldn’t pitch your business until you’ve perfected your presentation – in reality you also need to gain experience if you want to improve.
StartCon has partnered with Australian venture capital firm Right Click Capital to launch pitching competition Pitch for $1 million across Asia-Pacific, with the winner to be receive $1 million in funding.
Konnective is a mobile app which acts as a “one-stop shop” for employees to communicate and access their existing internal systems.
Developing an online B2B marketplace to help architects sell their imagery to product suppliers is Sydney-startup Bookmarc.
EduGrowth has launched a pre-accelerator program, a free online course designed to guide startups through the development of their ideas on to launch.
Australia Post Regional Pitchfest looking to uncover the next big business idea in regional Australia
Applications have opened for the Australia Post Regional Pitchfest, which will give startups across Australia a chance to pitch for a share in $100,000.
In this episode of Paddock Chat we sit down with Di Somerville, founder of Regional Pitchfest and former member of the Australian navy.