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Startup Victoria's (Startup Week) Pitch Night - June

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We are back with a special instalment of the Startup Victoria Pitch Night!

This event will be the grand finale to the Startup Week calendar for 2016 (http://www.startupweek.com.au/) and will feature 4 amazing startups on stage, pitching for $150K worth of prizes.

The startups pitching at the June event are:

Cardly (https://www.cardly.net/)
Cardihab (http://cardihab.com/)
Black (http://black.ai/)
Honee (https://www.honee.com.au/)

As always, our startups will be competing for a prize pack worth over $150K that includes:

• Collective Campus - 1 month of unlimited hot desking for up to 2 team members ($1,100 value) and a 15% discount of any Collective Campus workshops & bootcamps for 3 months.
• Adventure Capital - a 30mins sit down meeting with the Adventure Capital team
• Inspire9 - 3 x part time subscriptions for 1 month
• Coghlan & Co - 1 hour of free legal advice
• Digital Affair - a 30mins one-on-one session on any topic (branding, content, digital marketing)
• Softlayer - $120K of hosting for for the winner, $12K for each participant
• OneLedger - 3-5 hours on cash flow, budgeting and setting up Xero.
• Spotfires - A half-day branding workshop with our creative team. ($20k in value).
• Akamai - Choice of 2 x 1 hour sessions with the Head of Marketing at Akamai Australia (Steven Preston) or free onboarding and 500GB/ month usage of Akamai's Leading Web Acceleration Solution for 1 year.
• Amazon Web Services - AWS Activate Credit, $5K credit for the winner, $1K for each participant
• Sportsbet - 1hr one-on-one session with an experienced data scientist with advice on how to get the most out of your data and a 1hr one-on-one technical consulting session with a developer from Sportsbet

Startups and Judges will be announced soon. As always, we will provide free drinks and food at the event.

You can also view the full calendar for Startup Week by clicking here (http://www.startupweek.com.au/)

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.

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 700 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

For more information, reach out to [masked]

SPOTFIRES

Introducing Spotfires, a division of CHE Proximity - a full-service creative agency, rebuilt for startups. We’re proud to be part of the Startup Victoria team as a creative, media, and tech partner.

Have coffee with Luke Marshall for help with validation of your product or market, branding, or growth.

Contact [masked] or visit spotfires.com (http://spotfires.com/).

AMAZON WEB SERVICES

Amazon Web Services provides startups with the low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. Some of the world's hottest startups, including Airbnb, Slack, Pintrest, and Canva, have leveraged the power of AWS to easily get started and scale quickly

BLUECHILLI

Bluechilli are a fantastic company who have just started making investments in Melbourne. A combination of a VC, Digital Agency, Incubator and Accelerator, they are keen to partner with sales and marketing focused startup founders on their technology builds.

So if you have a great idea but no tech founder, hit em up! You can check them out online: Bluechilli (http://www.bluechilli.com/)

ZENDESK

Zendesk is the leading cloud-based customer service software solution. More than 70,000 companies such as Uber Groupon, Box, Airbnb and Disney are using Zendesk to lower their support costs, raise productivity, and increase customer satisfaction. Businesses interact with customers every day across multiple channels like email, phone, live chat, and social media. Zendesk improves this customer experience by bringing all these interactions together in one beautifully simple platform, enabling you to respond faster to support tickets, improve satisfaction, and ultimately create a more meaningful, personal and productive relationship with your customers.

Cheers,

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