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Big Pitch: your chance at winning your piece of up to $5 million in funding


The Big Pitch is back again this year, and this year it’s even more exciting. Big Pitch is looking for tech startups with big ideas, big vision, and intense focus on taking their offering to the world’s stage. If you have a killer startup ideas, one that’s ideally disruptive and utterly original, then here’s your chance to give what could prove the pitch of a lifetime.

Coming to cities across the country

This year, in contrast to its past efforts, Big Pitch is hitting the road, crossing Australia in search of the most compelling technology startup pitch of 2015.

“This year we’ve ‘disrupted’ the selection process a little,” reads a statement from the Big Pitch website. “We’ll be travelling to six of Australia’s most entrepreneurial startup cities to give companies that make the top 20 in their region the opportunity to pitch privately and in person to our investment team.”

The top 20 startups in each city will be invited to deliver their pitch at state finals, at which the field will narrow to five finalists – and one entrepreneurially gifted winner (that could be you).

Finals will be held in the following cities (dates and locations are yet to be determined):

  • Hobart
  • Adelaide
  • Perth
  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne

Showdown in Melbourne

The top five startups selected from the state finals will be flown to Melbourne to pitch to our expert panel of judges for the opportunity to secure up to $5 million in funding from Oxygen Ventures. Keep in mind, though, that it’s not $5 million cash, clear title. The amount of money you secure depends on what you think you need to take your startup to the next level. But if you’re anything like most Anthillians we’ve met (especially the ones around Anthill HQ), anything close to ‘some millions’ is plenty close enough.

Why are you still reading this? Get out of here and apply, right over here. You never know, you may just end up winning big (unlike Charlie under that piano at the end of the Two and a Half Men finale).