If you are feeling hopeless about your creative startup then “Pitch for $1 Million” is here to rebuke your belief. It involves quality start-up pitch competitions
Start-Con unites the whole corporate ecosystem as it organizes the largest gathering of start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors, media and company innovation teams in Australia.
Register to participate in the virtual pitch round. To participate in this competition, record your 5minute video pitch and upload your start-up’s details to their website. Real investors will judge and give feedback online.
Their first round of Australian regional pitches will happen live at Start-Con. Over the coming weeks, judges will then choose one of the best start-ups across the Asia Pacific to compete in the Start-Con Pitch for $1 Million Final.
Who can participate?
As they have Partnered with a Global VC firm, anyone who is looking to raise capital of up $1 Million can participate! Start-ups from countries around the world, in particular from Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or the UAE can participate, but all entries are welcome.
Tips to win your Pitch for a million.
Have you got the required team to assist you to succeed? No start-up gets anywhere without their team support so demonstrate the efforts, commitment, and expertise of your whole team.
How are you acquiring your customers and what’s your revenue model? Are you making money yet? Be clear and concise about your pricing model, the future value of a customer and customer acquisition costs.
Do you have an ever-expanding target marketplace for your product or service? Never undersell yourself: your business plan should be both realistic and aggressive.
How are you changing or disrupting the environment or your industry and what is different about your startup from what’s already out there? Give the solution to, ‘So, what?’ with everything you say instead of assuming your audience will create the link for you.
Have you really practiced enough? Take previous pitch feedback on board, ask anyone who will give feedback and remember to organize for questions.
How will the finalist and winner be chosen?
There are 3 stages of the competition: Online, Regional final, and an International final. All-rounds will have an expert panel of judges.
Videos will be judged online by Expert panel, and the best entries will make it to the regional final.
Each regional winner will be announced at the end of the Pitch Competition, and at least 2 Entries from each region will go to the international round.
The International Final will be in early 2020, at an event just for Pitch for $1m!
Location: Sydney, Australia.
Date: TBD, usually takes place in December
Industry focus: Broad.
The amount you’ll win: $1,000,000 in investment
The first of its kind in the Asia Pacific, this pitch contest started last year as a part of Start-Con (formerly Syd Start) that happened in Sydney powered by Right Click Capital. The winner of this competition can walk off with a million for investment.