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Pitch Night: Migrant and First Generation Founders

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710 Collins Street

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This month Startup Victoria and Victoria University want to shine a spotlight on the Migrant and First Generation Founders here in Victoria!

About this Event

As the university of Opportunity & Success, Victoria University is particularly interested in how education and entrepreneurship transforms people's lives. And we always look for ways to actively contribute to this positive impact, be that while educating the next generation, uncovering founder insights in partnership with Startup Victoria through Found (there is something good coming up in November:-), or by growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the West through VU Innovations.

The potential for education and entrepreneurship to transform lives is incredibly strong for migrants and their children. Research over the years has shown that migrants and their children start more businesses, and their businesses experience higher success rates, than non-migrants. And that’s why Victoria University has partnered with Startup Victoria to find the best startup started by a Migrant or First Generation Founder.

Timeline:

  • 12 September - Applications Open
  • 15 October - Applications Close
  • 16 October - Shortlisted applicants announced
  • 22 October - Pitch Training & Selection Session for shortlisted applicants (In order to be consider to pitch on the night, you MUST be available to attend training)
  • 23 October- Finalists announced
  • 29 October- Migrant and First Generation Founder Pitch Night!!

To Apply:

Please fill out this form by Thursday 15 October.

Prize Package:

  • Hatch Quarter: 3-hour deep-dive session with HQ's R&D and Commercialisation team to tackle the winner's biggest challenges. This award could simply be collected via an intro email after the event and we'll organise the session with the winner
  • Austrade: Participation in the Landing Pads program at a location of your choice (Singapore, Berlin, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Shanghai)
  • AWS: $5,000 AWS Credit to the winner and $1,000 AWS Credit to finalists
  • Crazy Domains: 1 x hour consultation with a web expert and free comprehensive website health check, valued at $279
  • Coglan Duffy & Co: 1 x hour of free legal advice
  • Connect Labs: $4000 worth sales and marketing technology audit for your startup to get found, get leads and get customers
  • General Assembly: $1000 credit for classes & workshops, valid for 1 year
  • Law Squared: $2500 credit to use the Cubed by Law Squared platform
  • Northraine: 10 hours x machine learning training and consultation
  • Prime Financial: 4hours x consultation for winner and 2hours x consultation for finalists
  • SendGrid: $5,000 credit to winner and $3,000 credit to finalists
  • SquarePeg Capital: 30mins x consultation with the team
  • Free Tickets for all finalist founders to the Startup Grind APAC 2019 Conference, valued at $300

Major Sponsor:

For more than 100 years, Victoria University (VU) has offered accessible education to students in Melbourne’s west and beyond.

Our flexible approach to learning and teaching supports our vision and mission.

We aim to continue creating positive outcomes for education, industry and our community into the future.

The City of Melbourne is helping innovators and entrepreneurs to realise their dreams of starting, growing and going global with their small business.

Along with offering resources for startups and small businesses, and providing grant funding through the Small Business Grants Program (more than $8 million to 363 small business since 1996), the City of Melbourne strives to be a collaboration leader, playing a key role in connecting startups with some of Melbourne’s greatest assets – education facilities, research institutions, co-working spaces, training programs and more. The City of Melbourne hopes to continue to attract founders, talent, customers and investors to our city, allowing Melbourne to continue to grow to create new jobs and drive economic growth.

Official Venue Sponsor:

Stone & Chalk is Australasia's leading independent, not-for-profit innovation hub with locations in Sydney Melbourne and Adelaide and the support of 27 corporate partners.

Their 680 residents compose of 140 startups and 6 accelerators/ incubators in the building enjoying customised Mentor programs, Office hours with Industry leaders, Introductions to corporate partners and to date have raised over $330M in capital.

Stone & Chalk fosters and accelerates the development of world-leading technology startups and act as a centre of gravity for the innovation ecosystem.

Official Event Staffing Provider:

Weploy is creating an empowered and fearless workforce and building the world's best community of on-demand short-term office support staff.

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

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