Startup Daily

On the 29th of June, Australia’s largest inland non-capital city, Wagga Wagga in NSW, will play host to Regional PitchFest, the first ever competition specifically focused on rural-based tech entrepreneurs.

Six country-founded tech startups will take to the stage to pitch for up to $10,000 in prizes. Aside from Wagga representing at the event, there is sure to be a tiny undercurrent of rivalry akin to the area’s inter-town annual footy competitions, with founders from towns like Deniliquin, Junee, Cootamundra, Henty and Albury pitching for the top prize as well.

“From high school kids to retirees, not for profits to existing businesses, the range and diversity [of entrants] was truly amazing,” said Dianna Somerville, organiser of the event.

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WaggaCristy Houghton