Congratulations Michael Nixon with The Amazing annoyatron
Winner of Regional Pitchfest 2017
And a massive congratulations to our runner up, Deviant Distillery
Thank you to all entrants, finalists, judges, guests (in the audience and online via our live streaming) and everyone who played a part in the journey of Australia Post Regional Pitchfest in 2017. We'll see you next year!
2017 AUSTRALIA POST REGIONAL PITCHFEST PROGRAM of events
Ballarat, VIC - Wednesday 7 June
Canberra, ACT - Friday 16 June
Launceston, TAS - Thursday 22 June
Toowoomba, QLD - Tuesday 27 June
Dubbo, NSW - Wednesday 5 July
Darwin, NT - Friday 14 July
Bunbury, WA - Friday 21 July
McLaren Vale, SA - Friday 28 JulY
Wagga, NSW - National final - Friday 18 August
PITCH YOUR IDEA live on stage!
Australia Post Regional Pitchfest gives anyone from regional Australia with a BIG INNOVATIVE idea
the chance to pitch to an expert panel in front of a live audience.
For the chance to win a share of $100,000+ in prizes
It's our mission to contribute to the growth of entrepreneurship and innovation in regional Australia.
The Australia Post Regional Pitchfest is a national program of business growth opportunities and experiences for entrepreneurs and small business owners. The 2017 program includes a national pitching competition, networking events, business growth workshops, mentoring sessions, school entrepreneurship program, cash prizes and promotional opportunities. See the supporting events page for more information on each of the programs.
Australia Post is proud to be partnering with Regional Pitchfest, the University of Melbourne’s, Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) and a rapidly growing number of regional councils, business organisations and startup communities to deliver the Australia Post Regional Pitchfest program in 2017.
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New South Wales finalist 14-year-old Michael Nixon has won the first Australia Post Regional Pitchfest national title after pitching his innovative business idea, The Amazing Annoyatron, against seven other finalists at tonight’s gala final in his hometown of Wagga Wagga, NSW.
It has been a whirlwind few months. From planning out the concept of a national pitching competition at the end of last year to delivering events in 8 locations across Regional Australia... you could say that I am about out of puff...but not yet!
A huge congratulations to our 2017 cohort!
People across all of regional Australia have backed themselves and taken the leap to see their idea or business go to the next level.
In this episode of Paddock Chat we sit down with Di Somerville, founder of Regional Pitchfest.
It was at the first Regional Pitchfest in Wagga Wagga last year that we first came across the Albury-based sports technology startup 36Tee.com.
Local entrepreneurs, small business owners and artisans in the Bendigo region are invited to pitch their big innovative ideas to an expert panel for a change to win cash prizes.
Kerry Anderson is passionate about rural and regional Australia.
We are excited to announce our first judge for Regional Pitchfest Bendigo: Georgia Beattie.
Last night six contestants took to the Civic Theatre stage and pitched their hearts out at #pitchfestwagga16. And they knocked it out of the park.
13-YEAR-OLD Michael Nixon emerged victorious from a vast field of innovators at Regional Pitchfest held in Wagga Wagga last Wednesday.
In two days time six budding regional entrepreneurs will take the stage for the Beyond Bank Regional PItchfest in Wagga Wagga.
A pair of innovators will be the only representatives from Albury at the Regional Pitchfest on Wednesday.
A BUDDING Wagga inventor and former paramedic has created a contraption to prevent young children from drowning in baths.
There's less than a week until the inaugural Riverina version of Pitchfest, a competition where 6 entrepreneurs pitch their business or idea to a live audience and expert panel.
Could these Wagga innovators be onto the next brilliant idea?
Get your tickets online now!
Get in quick to secure your seat at the newest event to hit the Wagga Civic Theatre Stage. The audience even get to vote on their favorite pitch on the night!
DO YOU dream big while you’re driving the tractor? While you're sitting on the loo?
Wagga local Dianna Somerville had one such idea, but rather than dismissing it as a whim, she jumped on the opportunity to take it further.
The Beyond Bank Regional Pitchfest is excited to announce the final member of our expert panel of judges at this years Wagga Wagga event.
WAGGA’S innovators will have the chance to live out the dream of quitting the daily grind to launch their own business.