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AGENDA of the evening

• 3:30pm: IP Mentoring and Q&A with Griffith Hack
• 4:00pm: Pitch Coaching Class
• 5:10pm: Break (madly updating pitch decks)
• 5:30pm: Pitches
• 7:30pm ish: Chat with Speakers, Judges, and other entrepreneurs
• 8:00pm ish: We try to kick you out!

To register for either of the workshops above OR to pitch on the night in front of an awesome judge panel, please fill out the registration form at: https://tinyurl.com/NSINpitching








Pitches are 5-7min, warning bell at 5min and ‘the plug is pulled’ at 7min. Then there’s 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 to Q&A so a whole pitch should take 15min including swap over. We will try and get through 8 pitches on the night…



Martin Duursma (https://www.linkedin.com/in/martinduursma/)
Partner, Main Sequence Ventures

Martin is a dynamic technology business leader with a track record of innovating next generation products, developing vision, setting strategy, motivating teams, developing leaders, people management, managing large scale complex programs, budgets and distributed team environments.

He is also a highly motivated entrepreneurial individual with diverse technical expertise derived from hardware engineering, application development, low level systems design and an understanding of technical infrastructure from top to bottom. Martin also possesses a passion for Australian startup innovation and getting new ideas “out of the lab” and into the hands of the customer.

Benjamin Chong (https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminchong/)
Partner, Right Click

Benjamin has a track record of investing in and building successful Internet-related businesses for over twenty years. He has also consulted in the areas of e-commerce strategy, online marketing, and technology for major clients.

Benjamin is an active technology start-up community member in Australia, South East Asia and the United States. He has served as a mentor, guest speaker and panelist at various start-up, entrepreneurship and industry programs including Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UNSW, Sydney), Echelon (Singapore), Fashhack Australia, Founder Institute (various cities), H2 Ventures, Incubate (University of Sydney), and muru-D (Telstra, Sydney), among many others.

Zara Crichton (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zara-crichton-4bb110b/)
Executive Director, 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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