Pitchfest to help launch the next big idea

If you’ve always had a great business idea but never thought you could pursue it, your chance has arrived.

The Australia Post Regional Pitchfest launches next Monday. It allows people with business ideas to pitch them in front of a live audience to a stage of judges in Dubbo.

Pitchfest founder Dianna Somerville said the winner of the NSW competition would be awarded $5,000, and progress to the national finals for a chance to win an additional $7000 cash to kick-start their business as well as a trip to Silicon Valley.

“We want the people who are tinkering away in the back shed or on the kitchen table once the kids have gone to school. It’s your time to shine now,” Ms Somerville said.

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Cristy Houghton