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Startup Victoria's Pitch Night - February

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Hey Everyone,

Welcome to our first monthly event for 2016!

The first instalment of our Pitch Night will take place on Tuesday 23rd of February at Inspire9. At the event, 5 startups will be pitching on stage, with a judging panel and the audience providing feedback, questions and judging each startup. The winner of the event will take home an awesome prize pack!

The Prize Pack will be announced shortly, so make sure to check back on the event for updates.

We have 4 awesome startups pitching this month. They are:

• Prevyou (http://prevyou.com.au/)
• Adhoc Media (http://adhocmedia.com.au/)
• OurHome (http://www.ourhomeapp.com/)
• Global Patient Portal (http://www.globalpatientportal.com)

The event judging panel will be:

• Adrian Stone (https://twitter.com/SmallTimeVC?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) (Angel Investor and Founder of AngelCube - Melbourne's first venture accelerator program)
• Fiona Boyd (https://twitter.com/FionaK) (Co-founder | CEO ParentPaperwork and winner of Startup Victoria's pitch night 2014)
• Hai Trang (https://twitter.com/haitrang) (Director of OneLedger)

As always we will provide free pizza and drinks at the event.

The pitch events fill out quickly, so make sure to RSVP early to ensure you don't miss out!

A big thank you to our event partners:

AKAMAI

Startups of all sizes have turned to Akamai to make their business successful.

Uniquely positioned to address the growing online needs and challenges of your industry, Akamai provides cloud services driven by our globally-distributed content delivery network (CDN), which can add value right from the get-go.

Whether it's enhancing web experiences, increasing application performance, securing content and availability, protecting transactions or improving software downloads — Akamai is an integrated CDN solution for your online presence and web properties.

For more information on the Akamai One startup program and eligibility criteria, please email [masked]

COGHLAN & CO

Coghlan & Co is a boutique commercial law firm based in Melbourne.

It is a firm focused on providing clients with high-quality and practical legal advice in the areas we know best. Coghlan & Co are trusted advisors to business owners, high net-worth individuals and entrepreneurial clients, and involved regularly in some of the most exciting commercial deals in Australia.

This is a law firm that is committed to providing a consistently high standard of service to its clients.

Find out how to get in touch at coghlan.co (http://coghlan.co/)

WADE INSTITUTE

The Wade Institute is an immersive learning environment and location of the University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship.

Our role is to attract individuals with a passion for entrepreneurship and to unlock their capacity to perform at their highest level.

Not your ordinary learning centre – the Wade Institute offers a malleable floor space where students can create anything from a customer lab to an open plan co-working space to achieve the results their businesses need. With state of the art technology and 3D printing this is a space to create, make and innovate.

Come and talk to us at Lean Startup Melbourne on 27th October.

Ready to learn more? www.wadeinstitute.org.au (http://www.wadeinstitute.org.au/)

SITEPOINT

SitePoint provides cutting-edge content for web professionals — developers, designers, programmers, freelancers and site owners.

Founded by Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz; our mission is to deliver new ideas, emerging concepts, and teach state-of-the-art technology to our readers. Whether it’s via our practical tutorials, books, articles, courses, if it’s got anything to do with building the web - we've got you covered.

Stay up to date with the latest by following us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/sitepointdotcom) or subscribe (http://www.sitepoint.com/newsletter/) to our weekly newsletter.

SOFTLAYER

​SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Our customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.

Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey big data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. Our unique advantages include the industry's first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options.

SoftLayer was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. We were acquired by IBM in July, 2013.

Learn more about our platform. (http://www.softlayer.com/our-platform)

MITCHELLAKE GROUP

MitchelLake exists to help great ideas succeed by supplying talent for innovation to build startups, grow ventures and transform enterprise.

We leverage global reach, influence and expertise developed through more than a decade of focus, and we work globally covering all major source geographies – APAC, US, UK, Europe – with a focus on key markets in Melbourne, Sydney ,San Francisco, New York, London, Singapore and Berlin.

ACS

ACS is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.

In everything we do, our goal is to help our members be the best they can be. We're passionate about recognising professionalism, developing ICT skills and building a community with a true sense of belonging.

What we do
We help our members realise their professional ambitions in the global economy, making the most of an era of extraordinary possibility.

Our professional development opportunities, networking and information resources help you carve out a successful career path. When you are a member of ACS, the latest industry news, trends and research are always at your fingertips. You can also receive international, independent recognition for your skills through our certification program, bringing the rewards of new opportunities.

Members can use our events as networking opportunities to forge new connections, do business, meet their next employer or develop a new collaboration with a business partner.

We are the voice of Australian ICT, representing all practitioners in business, government and education. And our advocacy work and policies help our profession thrive.

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/acsvic) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/ACS_Vic) to join the conversation #acsvic

ONELEDGER

Why OneLedger Accountants?

• OneLedger is guided by our mission of empowering you to make better decisions

• We do this through understanding your goals and helping you achieve them

• We challenge and invigorate the way professional services works with business and individuals by helping our clients learn and grow through their journey with us

• Using technology and cloud based solutions is just one way we do this

SPORTSBET

Sportsbet.com.au (http://sportsbet.com.au/) is Australia’s most exciting online betting company with over 600 employees in some pretty sweet offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin. Through our dedication to providing customers with the best value, entertainment, technology and a superior online experience that is Fun, Fair and Fast, we’re the fastest growing bookmaker in the country.

Established in 1993, Sportsbet.com.au (http://sportsbet.com.au/) was acquired by Ireland’s biggest and most successful bookmaker Paddy Power in 2010 and today is part of the Paddy Power Betfair global family of more than 7,000 staff. The partnership allows us to offer the biggest variety of bet types, premium odds, promotions, technology and new initiatives in the wagering sector

Cheers,

STARTUP VICTORIA (http://startupvictoria.com.au/)