Three weeks to go to enter Australia Post Regional Pitchfest
Time is running out to enter the Australia Post Regional Pitchfest as regional and rural innovators and small businesses compete for a share in $100,000 worth of prizes.
Australia Post General Manager Small Business, Rebecca Burrows, said that with only three weeks until applications close, now’s the time to pitch your great business idea.
“We’ll be hosting State and Territory finals throughout June and July, before the national final in Wagga Wagga (NSW) in August,” said Ms Burrows.
“Being a finalist or winner at Australia Post Regional Pitchfest can connect you with important contacts and help you commercialise your bright idea or product improvement.
“This competition is open to anyone living in regional and rural areas so if you know someone who has a great business idea, but who maybe needs some more support to take it to the next level, then Australia Post Regional Pitchfest is absolutely for them.
“As well as the Pitchfest competition itself, finalists will be offered opportunities to grow their business idea with networking events, workshops, and mentoring to improve their business connections, build their confidence and get to the next level,” said Ms Burrows.
Regional Pitchfest Founder Dianna Somerville said while they were seeing some amazing entries from across the country, there are still lots of people sitting on their ideas. “A lot of people have asked us the same question: Is my idea good enough? The simple answer is that an idea is worth nothing if you don’t do anything with it. We all have to start somewhere, and the Australia Post Regional Pitchfest is an encouraging, inclusive and low-risk way of taking that next step.”
Entry is free and as easy as 1, 2, 3…
1. Fill out the application form online at www.regionalpitchfest.com and add a profile pic;
2. Upload a one minute video pitch that talks about your great idea - focus on The Pitch (what is the problem your idea will solve) and The Business (where is your idea at, what is the customer proposition, the business and growth plan); and finally
3. Attach a 200 word bio about yourself and your journey so far.
Partnering with Regional Pitchfest, the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) and a rapidly growing number of local councils, business organisations and start-up communities, Australia Post is working to build a culture of entrepreneurship in regional and rural communities.
Applications for Australia Post Regional Pitchfest are open until Friday 28 April, so enter now!