Innovation Centre Announces Pitch Competition Applications


The Innovation Centre has received over 20 quality applications for the annual Pitch Competition for growing startups and established businesses who want to raise capital.

The pitch submissions for Pitch Comp could potentially change the world, with innovative and disruptive solutions aimed at solving real-world problems. From clean water dispensers to ocean rip wearable safety devices, the quality of applications has never been higher. From the sharing economy to the subscription economy, the applicants cover a wide range of exciting and potentially world-leading products and services.

Seven finalists will be invited to pitch live at the Innovation Centre, 2pm October 29.

Think Shark Tank, only nicer.

We are inviting you to experience these Sunshine Coast companies pitch their product or service live to angel investors representing $40 million in funds under management.

Last year’s finalists raised $200,000 in funding.

Finalists will be eligible for over $20,000 in prizes, presented by Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamieson.

The audience will get to vote for their favourite pitch for the People’s Choice Award.

To register your attendance at this free event visit

Applicants: more information available here

Apps for Industry Group
Biowaste Solutions
Christie’s Organic Ginger Products
Freerange Camping
Fill My Boot
Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre
Novus Energy
Ocean Research
Pumped On Property
Resolve 3D
Spare Harvest
Water Rat
Whimsical Creations
Finalists will be announced on the 28th October, 2015. Finalists will be available for press interviews at the event on the 29th October, from 5pm.

Additional information:

The IC Pitch Comp effectively connects high quality local business investment opportunities to national angel investors and venture capitalists representing over $40M in funds under management.

Judges include:

  • Tim Wilson, Blue Sky Private Equity
  • Kirsten Baulch, Founder – Medimobile
  • Michael Hu, Investment Director, Arowana Co
  • Mike Greeff, Director – Sunshine Coast Mentoring and Investment Group
  • Greg Tuckwell, Poole Group / SC Innovation Investment Network
  • Elizabeth Eastland, CEO – iAccelerate
  • Nigel Hall, Southmore Capital

Principal Sponsors:

  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Queensland Government
  • Sunshine Coast Council
  • redchip lawyers
  • Poole Group
  • RADBE Consulting Group

Major Event Sponsors:

  • Italic
  • Profile
  • Innovate Media
  • Business Enterprise Centre

Supporting Sponsors:

  • Chimu Adventures
  • iMend Phones

The Innovation Centre is a University of the Sunshine Coast company which has supported the start-up and growth of more than 145 businesses, $32M in capital, and creating over 580 jobs since 2002.