2016 Events

BENDIGO: Wednesday 23RD NOVEMBER 2016

In late 2016, the call went out for Bendigo's innovators, artisans and entrepreneurs to enter for the chance to take the stage in a battle for cash at Regional Pitchfest. With five fantastic finalists chosen, it was set to be an exciting Pitch Night at The Engine Room Theatre.

Click on the images below to see our Bendigo finalists and their innovations and ideas.


A huge thanks to judges Georgie Beattie, Gregory Sutherland, Kerry Anderson, Paul Chapman and Joe Barber, as well as our MC Jonathan Ridnell.

Suzanne Carroll announced winner of the Australia Post Regional Pitchfest in Bendigo!

Australia Post Regional Pitchfest was held on Wednesday 23 November at The Engine Room where the top five finalists presented their big innovative ideas to a live audience ,and an expert panel of judges including local entrepreneurs Paul Chapman (Australian Turntable Company), Kerry Anderson (KA Rural Enterprises), and Georgia Beattie (CEO of Start-up Victoria).

Suzanne impressed judges with her winning idea of the Cool Clutch, which is little cooler handbag with an insulated interior to keep its contents either cool or warm. The Cool Clutch is perfect for storing food, drinks and medicine, and also features a generous outside side pocket to carry items such as a small purse, keys, phone and lipstick.