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The Commons Cremorne

10-20 Gwynne Street

Cremorne, VIC 3121

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Join us this April for Startup Victoria's D2C Pitch Night! The event will be a hybrid in-person & live-streamed event!

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Calling all D2C founders!

This April, Startup Victoria are shining the spotlight on startups and founders creating and selling products direct to consumer!

We're looking for founders to pitch on the night who have new, innovative and exciting products they are selling direct-to-consumer. Any industry is welcome - whether you're selling consumables, new tech, wearables or something new we haven't seen before, we want to hear from you!

4 finallists will be selected from the pool of applicants to pitch on the night to a room of industry professionals, fellow founders and an expert panel of judges. The winner will be the proud recipient of The Startup Vic Prize Package, full of business goodies for you and your startup!

To apply fill in this form by COB 18 April!

Ticket Options

1. IN PERSON - register for an in-person ticket & you'll be able to participate in the Pitch Night networking drinks, check out the startup showcase and grab a bite to eat. You'll then have the chance to take a seat in the live audience & watch all the pitch stage action up close!

2. LIVE-STREAM - prefer to watch all the main stage action from home? Register for a free live-stream ticket and you'll be able to watch all the pitches & vote for the People's Choice winner in your PJs!

Startup Vic members get free tickets to Pitch Night! Did you know you can come along to our Pitch Nights (as well as Founder Connect and other ticketed events) for FREE if you're a Startup Vic member? Learn more about membership options and sign up here!

Timeline

22 March - Applications open

18 April - Applications close

19 April - Shortlisted applicants announced

21 April - Pitch training for shortlisted applicants

23 April - Finalists announced

27 April - Pitch Night!

To apply fill in this form by COB 18 April!

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Startup Vic Prize Package

  • Airwallex: First $100K of foreign exchange free on Airwallex ($0 fees, 0% margin) for the winner, first $25K of foreign exchange free on Airwallex ($0 fees, 0% margin) for finalists
  • AWS: $5,000 AWS Credit to the winner and $1,000 AWS Credit to finalists
  • Cogent: 3 hour product review and strategy session with a senior product manager, developer or UX designer
  • Fiverr: $250 credits for Fiverr (T&Cs apply)
  • INCO: INCO's Tech for Good Hackathon is where energetic INCO Academy tech graduates will work in teams over a week to research, design and develop web-based solutions to everyday business problems and present to you their solutions.
  • LUNA: Free 1 hour consultation for both legal & accounting services followed by a 25% discount on services (valid for 30 days after relevant consult in legal or financial services)
  • MYOB: 1 free year of MYOB Essentials Accounting + Payroll (valued at $720) for the winner from MYOB. Plus, a feature on the MYOB blog
  • Pfizer: 1 x hour mentoring with a Pfizer senior leader
  • SendGrid: $5,000 credit to winner and $3,000 credit to finalists
  • Stone & Chalk: 3 months free inc. access to the COLLAB Residency Package
  • Stripe: $50,000 of volume waived of Stripe fees
  • Tability: 1-hour goal mentoring session with the Tability team to get clear on the initiatives you should be working on right now & 1-year of Tability 2.0 essentials subscription for free.
  • Rampersand: One hour of mentoring from one of the team at Rampersand
  • William Buck: 30 min R&D Incentives consultation with Rita Choueiri, Head of R&D Tax Incentives at William Buck

Judges


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Federica Nicolao

Executive Director and COO @ Foundry Group

Federica Nicolao (Fed) has had a series of successful executive roles at senior management, operations, procurement, and retail level throughout her career. In her current role as Executive Director at The Foundry (private equity fund partnering with passionate founders who have a premium offering in the health and wellness space), Federica works with numerous brands to strategically improving profitability, supply chain, product development, sourcing, sustainability, and ringfence Intellectual Property in order to scale each business for growth.

Prior to this, Federica was responsible for spearheading supply chain effectiveness as Director of Global Procurement at H&H Group and various senior Operations roles at Swisse Wellness.


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Kjetil Hansen

Founder and CEO @ Deliciou

Kjetil is on a mission to make plant-based food delicious and easy for everyone! Deliciou is a vegan condiment company best known for its bacon flavoured seasoning.


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Yury Glikin

Strategic Partnership and Affiliates Manager, Fiverr

Yury has over two decades of experience working in business development and enterprise sales, with different brands in travel and media.

He has worked on a variety of strategic business deals in Asia and globally, including Ryanair, Bing, eBay and HSBC. Currently, as the strategic partnerships and affiliate manager at Fiverr—the global leader in freelance marketplaces — Yury manages the company’s strategic business and partnerships across the Oceania region.

Emcee


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Judy Anderson

CEO @ Startup Victoria

Prior to leading Startup Victoria, Judy spent four and a half years at Australia’s leading innovation consultancy, Inventium. Judy has built a reputation as a world-class thought leader and keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, science based innovation & building startup communities. Before joining Inventium, she managed the National Innovation Program for Deloitte Australia, helping the organisation to experiment new products, services and ways of working to sustain its competitive advantage.

Judy now leads Victoria’s startup community, organising the largest startup events in Australia. She works closely with practising and aspiring startup founders, investors, ecosystem service providers and government policy influencers. Judy is on a personal mission to make Victoria one of the best places to build a high growth tech startup in the world.

Event Sponsor - LaunchVic


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LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup development agency. LaunchVic invests in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies and deliver new industry benefits to the Victorian economy.

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COVID-19 Restrictions

We will announce the format of our events in line with COVID-19 restrictions 2 weeks before the event is due to take place.

All attendees to Startup Victoria's event must comply to our Startup Victoria Events Code of Conduct.

All Startup Victoria events are 18+

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