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Pitch Night: Rapid Risers

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The Goods Shed

710 Collins Street

Docklands, VIC 3008

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Startup Victoria x Dovetail present Pitch Night: Rapid Risers - the first Startup Victoria Pitch Night of 2020!

About this Event

This February, Startup Victoria is partnering with Dovetail to bring you Pitch Night: Rapid Risers, where we’ll be shining the spotlight on founders and startups who have recently taken the plunge and launched their idea into the wild. Dovetail is a full-service product development agency that has a proven track record for helping turn ideas into commercially successful digital products that millions of people love to use. As an example: they design, build and maintain the iOS, Android and web products for Afterpay. These products now service over 5 million customers every month in four international markets.

We’re looking for startups who have seen their product, service or idea gain rapid (and maybe even surprising) traction over a short period of time. How you measure traction is up to you – it could be spikes in revenue, customers, users or eyeballs on your startup – as long as it’s clear that you’re ‘onto something’ and that people are loving what you are doing.

The Pitch Night

Startups from any industry are welcome to enter Pitch Night: Rapid Risers, as long as they fit the criteria of rapid growth of traction. On the night, 4 founders will pitch their startups on stage at The Goods Shed to a room of ecosystem players, fellow founders and an expert panel of judges to win The StartupVic Prize Package.

Timeline

  • 19th December - Applications open
  • 11th February - Applications close
  • 12th February - Shortlisted applicants announced
  • 19th February - Pitch training for shortlisted applicants
  • 20th February - Finalists announced
  • 25th February - Pitch Night: Rapid Risers

To apply:

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Prize Package

  • 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
  • Coghlan Duffy & Co: 1 x hour free legal audit and advice
  • Connect Labs: $4,000 worth sales and marketing technology audit for your startup to get found, get leads and get customers
  • General Assembly: $1,000 credit for classes & workshops, valid for 1 year
  • Law Squared: $2,500 credit to use the Cubed by Law Squared platform
  • Northraine: 10 x hours machine learning training and consultation
  • Prime Financial: 4 x hours consultation for winner and 2 x hours consultation for finalists
  • SendGrid: $5,000 credit to winner and $3,000 credit to finalists
  • Stripe: $50,000 of volume waived of Stripe fees
  • SquarePeg Capital: 30 x minutes consultation with the team
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    Judges

    Alex Zaccaria, Co-Founder and Director of Linktree

    Alex is the Co-Founder of Linktree, one of Australia’s fastest growing tech startups. Linktree is a social tool with a mission of re-building the fragmented social internet by connecting audiences to a users entire online ecosystem, not just a single feed.

    Founded in 2016, Linktree pioneered an entire category of social connection tools that help users to share more, sell more, curate more and grow more. Linktree has become the front door to the online world of more than 3 million users worldwide (including the likes of Alicia Keys, Jamie Oliver and Chelsea Handler) across just about every vertical you can imagine.

    A self-confessed space nerd and Prince enthusiast, Alex is also the Co-Founder of Australia’s leading music and entertainment specialist digital agency Bolster and the recently launched content platform LNWY.CO.

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    Guest Speaker

    Nick Frandsen, Dovetail

    Prior to founding Dovetail, Nick was the co-founder and CTO of 1-Night, a VC backed ticketing and events company, and led the engineering team that grew the platform to handle millions of transactions. At its peak, 1-Night handled the ticketing, payments and technical infrastructure for the majority of New Zealand’s music festivals, catering to tens of thousands of attendees at each event. 1-Night was eventually acquired by TicketDirect, New Zealand’s largest ticketing company, after which Nick spent a few years in his home country of Denmark consulting to a range of companies such as Thomson Reuters and Geico.

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    Major Partner

    Dovetail is a full-service product development agency that has a proven track record for helping turn ideas into commercially successful digital products that millions of people love to use. As an example: they design, build and maintain the iOS, Android and web products for Afterpay. These products now service over 5 million customers every month in four international markets.

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    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.

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    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.

    Photos and video may be taken at the event and may be used for promotional purposes. Your attendance at this event is considered as implied consent for the use of these photographs for these purposes.

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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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