23 May 2016

Darebin PitchIT!

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Get creative and don’t hold back! The freedom is yours to bring to live an idea for the digital and online world.

If you have an idea that can be for social good, for innovation, to change the future, to grown an industry, to challenge the norn or solve, #DarebinPitchIT is your chance to turn your IT start-up idea into a business reality.

The competition

Darebin Pitch IT! is a new and exciting Council initiative and pitching competition for local tech start-ups living, working or studying in the City of Darebin. This initiative provides you with the opportunity to win $10,000 in start-up cash and industry-led mentoring.

The digital economy has transformed the way we live through applications such as banking apps, Netflix, eBay and Google. Darebin Pitch IT! aims to unleash the development of the next wave of digital services and support the very best digital talent that the City of Darebin has to offer. The program offers investment, working space, acceleration services and networks for IT-based start-ups. This includes an intensive two-day boot camp style program and custom business mentoring. The support doesn’t stop there. All entrants will receive ongoing support and advice from Council’s Business Development Unit.

Should your idea be one of the five best ideas, you will then enter a rigorous start-up accelerator with leading industry mentors to build, grow and refine your new tech start-up venture.

Prizes

Win $10,000 in start-up cash

Dates

16 May: Submissions open 16 May

10 June: Submissions close

15 June: PitchIT! Day

17 June and July 1: Two-day accelerator program. Attendance here is compulsory. Please check your availability to attend both days from 9am-5pm before applying.

7 July: Final pitch and Awards ceremony

To enter or for more information, go to Darebin Pitch IT!

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