Newystartups, Slingshot Accelerator, DaSH CoWork and The University of Newcastle are very proud to announce HUNTER PITCHFEST 2016 is being held at DaSH on Thursday the 20th of October.
We're bringing together founders, potential investors, and the wider startup community to showcase the current crop of exciting, scalable startups that are building their empire in our very own backyard.
Join us from 630pm for a 7pm start. Drinks and Canapes included.
Applications close 5pm Monday 17/10/16,
We will assess each application and contact the successful startups with more information.
On the night, pitches will be kept to a strict five-minute limit. At the conclusion of the pitches, judges will select the top three pitches and ask them for further clarification in order to determine the eventual winner. Judging criteria can be found on the application form above.
1st - $5000 cash, courtesy of UoN's i2N + USD$120k in IBM SoftLayer hosting credits or IBM BlueMix.
2nd - $1000 cash, courtesy of Dantia - The Lake Macquarie Economic Development Company Ltd + USD$12k in hosting credits on IBM SoftLayer or IBM BlueMix
3rd - USD$12k in hosting credits on IBM SoftLayer or IBM BlueMix
All finalists are entitled to $1000 credit at DaSH CoWork.
Brian Hill - Founder, Laughing Mind
Trent Bagnall - Founder, Slingshot Accelerator
Micky Pinkerton - Strategic Projects Manager, Office of Research and Innovation, University of Newcastle
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is plenty of parking around. Behind the Mattara Hotel/Hoyts Cinema there is a large open-air carpark, and we are opposite Charlestown Square.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
firstname.lastname@example.org, or 0411348439