Canberra’s future entrepreneurs pitch to fund their innovative ideas

Published: 
22 October 2015

After an intense ten-week program, the 2015 InnovationACT (IACT 15) teams pitched to the panel of judges innovative ideas for their business concepts.

The IACT 15 journey has taken teams from their initial ideas to being equipped with the tool kit and skill set to grow their ideas into viable, sustainable ventures.

Here’s a snapshot of what the teams pitched:

Pitch 1: eternaBooks

eternaBooks are creating children’s books that are durable and tear and waterproof for early childhood care.

Pitch 2: Recomeal

Recomeal recommends weekly meal plans for university students and generates grocery lists matched to their budget, diet and weight loss goals.

Pitch 3: Workhorse Finance

Workhorse Finance is an education platform for finance basics and access to simple tools to empower users to begin their investment journey.

Pitch 4: Hazard Fax

Hazard Fax is developing ‘For King & Coinage’, a short-play session game launching through PC Digital platform, Steam.

Pitch 5: Project Cleopatra

Project Cleopatra is an artificial intelligence platform that will completely automate activities of a share trader in the Forex Currency Market.

Pitch 6: BringDream

BringDream are keen to improve the university group assignment experience for both students and lecturers by providing a platform where students can find like-minded team mates.

Pitch 7: Tutora

Tutora is developing a series of bilingual handbooks to assist foreign exchange students studying in English speaking schools.

Pitch 8: Gradlife

Gradlife offers post graduate students secure, value for money and friendly off-campus accommodation prior to commencing study.

Pitch 9: Popular Choice

Popular Choice is helping people make informed decisions to save consumers time and money through a web-based platform.

Pitch 10: Certified Renewable

Certified Renewable aims to provide certification for business to promote their renewable energy and sustainability investment.

IACT 15 Pitch Night held at the Australian Academy of Science

The judging panel is made up of key actors across the Canberra entrepreneurship ecosystem including Deb Anton, our Deputy Director General, Anna Pino from Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre, Brent Chick filling in for Glen Hasset from ACT Government, Tony Henshaw from Canberra Innovation Network and Uwe Boettcher, a Griffin Accelerator mentor and investor.

IACT 15: Awards Night

Following the Pitch Night, the judges will select the successful grant recipients who will be announced and awarded at the Awards Night at 7pm on Saturday 31 October. Come and join us in celebrating the achievements of Canberra’s future star entrepreneurs as they conclude the final steps of their IACT15 journey. This event is free and open to the public, but spots are limited, so register now to ensure your place.

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