Georgia Beattie coming to Bendigo

We are excited to announce our first judge for Regional Pitchfest Bendigo: Georgia Beattie.

Georgia Beattie is the CEO of Start Up Victoria, the largest entrepreneurship group in Victoria. As CEO, Georgia has been charged with the responsibility  “to make Victoria the number one tech destination in the Asia Pacific,” 

Georgia is a successful, global entrepreneur & a pioneer of the single-serve wine industry. Georgia founded Single Serve Packaging in 2010 after attending a festival and asking for a glass of wine only to be told it was too hard to serve at large functions. Single Serve specialises in pre-filling wine in a shatterproof PET plastic wine glass for places where glass is dangerous or just inconvenient. 

Single Serve had two brands Lupé; the fun young wine brand and Beattie Wines. Lupé was recognised by BRW as ‘Top 10 Start-up 2012’. The company also contract packages for Treasury Wine Estates under the Rosemount and Secret Stone brands which you will find in Australian’s major stadiums such as the MCG. Single Serve had offices in Melbourne, Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei. Georgia has a strong philanthropic interest with involvements on numerous boards.

With a passion for business & innovation, entrepreneurship has been a major focus in her studies domestically (RMIT) & with the #1 university of Entrepreneurship Internationally, Babson.

While at University Georgia was awarded an Honouree Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society 2008 for receiving marks within the top 2% as well as having her work published in Marketing Core Concepts & Applications, 2nd Edition (John Wiley 2007). 

Cristy Houghton