There is still time to enter the Telstra Business Centre Coffs Harbour Startup Coffs Coast Pitch Competition and get your idea noticed and off the ground.
The Pitch Competition is designed to help budding entrepreneurs and innovators get the prize money and/or support they need to take their brilliant idea from a thought bubble to a business.
A selection of the best entries will take the stage at the Grand Finale Startup Coffs Coast event on 17 June 2017 to pitch their innovative business idea to a panel of business experts and an audience of other entrepreneurs, small business owners, potential investors, students, and business and community leaders. At that event, each finalist will have five minutes to pitch their idea followed by five minutes of questions and answers with a panel of expert judges.
The deadline for submissions is May 28. You can enter the Pitch Competition to win prizes, showcase your new business in the Startup Alley or just attend on the day. Find all the details you need here at startupcoffscoast.com
Previous Pitch Competition finalists Aaron Wittman and Troy Brown of ‘Risk Angel’ found the rewards of entering the Pitch Competition were many and varied, but the main one was the opportunity to showcase their product to a wider audience.
‘Risk Angel’ helps small businesses stay out of trouble and even detect risks before they happen. The 2016 Pitch Competition allowed Aaron and Troy to validate the idea and to test their marketing messages – and they have not stopped developing, iterating and solidifying their business model since. Plus, by being members of 6 Degrees Coworking Hub they were also able to secure $25,000 in NSW Government funding for product development.
Telstra Business Centre Coffs Harbour Startup Coffs Coast is based on the successful Digital Innovation Challenge, but has been expanded to include all types of innovative startup businesses on the Coffs Coast.
This year there is a Prize Pool of over $33,000 ($7,500 cash and prizes) for the winners of the Pitch Competition. Plus, at the Grand Finale event on June 17 at C.ex Coffs, there will be the chance to hear a dynamic line-up of keynote speakers, enjoy a showcase of inspiring new businesses in Startup Alley and view an exciting selection of tech gadgets in the Innovation Lab.
Get all the info at startupcoffscoast.com