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(You don’t have to be a pitcher on the night to attend these)

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 a judge Q&A – 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 through 8 pitches on the night…



Sarah Cummings (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahcummingssydney/)
Co-Founder & CEO, Teach Ted

Sarah Cummings says the key to any good pitch is in the story – creating a flow that engages the audience throughout whilst weaving in all the critical information you need to share. She has over 20 years’ experience doing just this across a range of industries, audiences and topics. She’s also an experienced storyteller and past winner of the NSIN pitch night and other pitch competitions with her healthtech startup, Teach Ted. Sarah will share her approach for figuring out what your audience needs to know, how to say it and creating slides that work for you, no matter what your artistic talents (or lack thereof!).



Daniel Veytsblit (https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielveytsblit/)
Early Stage Investor, InvestibleDaniel is Investible’s Investment Director responsible for leading the investment team across all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing and screening investment opportunities as well as supporting portfolio companies. He has 13 years’ experience across multiple asset classes and sectors. Throughout his career, he has been involved with early stage investments and investors, including co-founding a fintech company.

Over the last five years he has worked in the early stage investment and advisory space, first with CMB Capital and subsequently with Prime Financial Group. Both roles included significant time with founders advising on capital raising, growth and business strategy. He joined Investible in 2018 to assist establish and manage the Investible Early Stage Fund which was closed in 2019 and has subsequently taken greater roles working with portfolio company founders to assist them in their missions to scale.

Greta Thomas (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretathomas/)
Co-Founder, Full Potential Labs


Samuel Lackey (https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuel-lackey-702643117/)

Infrastructure Investment ConsultantDr. Samuel Lackey was a director of investment assurance at Transport of NSW (https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au). In the early days, he was the director of venture capital at ATG. To give an example, he invested 1.5Mil in a data system (with expected IRR at 55%) which was sold to TABCOROP 5 years later. Dr. Lackey is also a McKinsey (https://www.mckinsey.com) Alumni and is currently sitting on the board of Stanford Australia Association Committee (http://stanford.org.au). We are very privileged to have him as one of our judges.


THANK YOU to all our judges and workshop leaders/coaches for giving their time and experience.

AGENDA for the evening

• 4:00pm: IP Mentoring and Q&A with Griffith Hack
• 4:30pm: Pitch Coaching Class
• 5:40pm: Break for food/madly updating pitch decks
• 6:00pm: Pitches
• 8pm ish: Wrap up


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