Pitch Perfect - Pitching practice for start-ups


Wednesday, 27 November 2019
4:30pm - 8:30pm

Level 29
100 Miller St
North Sydney, 2060
New South Wales

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Event Summary

Griffith Hack is hosting the North Sydney Innovation Network's free pitch workshop and pitch night. 

The workshop begins at 4.30pm with the pitching starting at 6pm.

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The Agenda

• 4:30pm: Pitching Class with Stevie V Brown
• 5:40pm: Break for food/madly updating pitch decks
• 6:00pm: Pitches
• 8pm ish: Chat with Speakers, Judges, and other entrepreneurs
• 8:30 ish: We try to kick you out! (But there's often a bunch around 'til 9pm)

The Pitch Process
Pitches are 5-7min, warning bell at 5min and 'the plug is pulled' at 7min. Then a judge Q&A so pitchers will be given constructive advice on how to better sell their ideas. And spectators will get to see the brave rise or fall... ;-)
Judges will have 5min or so Q&A and so a whole pitch should take 15min including swap over. We will try and get 8 pitches in the night...
The Coach

Coach Stevie V Brown will lead the limited spot session, and don't worry, you needn't pitch on the night if you don't want to!

Stevie V Brown is a Government funded Business Advisor; Presenter for Bizversity; Round table Expert for Dale Beaumont’s Business Blueprint; Board Member of a NFP; and is currently studying a masters degree in Digital Marketing. Through her two businesses; The Change Starter® - a Business Communications Consultancy; and PitchVest® - a pitch creation and coaching service; Stevie is focused on helping the “big business of tomorrow” kickstart their growth through the power of effective business communications. (see full bio)

The Judges

Johanna Pitman
Co-Founder, Innovation Director at Women In Smart Cities Global
Johanna brings a deep understanding of urban issues and economic development, through senior roles in Federal and State agencies, and the UK Government's overseas trade network. Johanna is passionate about connecting the right players to create smart cities that are prosperous, inclusive and liveable for all.

Natalie Collins
Co-Founder & Head of Emerging Ventures at Amatil X
Co-founder of Amatil X, the corporate venturing arm of Coca-Cola Amatil, Natalie brings 20 years of experience in FMCG spanning finance and corporate strategy, supply chain, M&A, marketing, and innovation.
Natalie is passionate about the collaboration of large corporates and startups, and operates as a catalyst between the two, searching the globe for new business models and technology solutions that have the potential to solve the challenges of today or create growth opportunities for tomorrow.

Zara Crichton
Executive Director at Venture Café Sydney
As Executive Director of Venture Café Sydney, Zara is focused on connecting meaningful ideas to people who can make things happen. As a start-up founder – both failed and successful – she knows that providing a support system for innovators of all backgrounds and identities will foster relationships that increase an individual’s access to resources encompassing; capital, talent and ideas. Her professional experience encompasses leading companies such as; Connect Macquarie Park, Macquarie Bank, Consolidated Press Holdings, Warner Bros and Pixar.


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