Pitch X - Launch into a new decade

Melbourne Silicon Beach
Melbourne Silicon Beach
Public group

YBF Ventures

520 Bourke Street · Melbourne

How to find us

YBF Ventures is on Bourke St near corner William. Follow the signs to the YBF Ballroom once you are there. Don’t be late!

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What we'll do

PItch X is back!
(A Pitch Night in partnership with AcademyXi & YBF Ventures)——————————————————————-
As the 2010s come to an end, it’s hard to comprehend the meteoric rise of startups, both in Australia and abroad. This time 10 years ago, Uber, AirBnB and Instagram were all in their infancy. Now, they are global powerhouses shaping our societies.

There hasn’t been a better time to jump start your own venture. Together with our partners, AcademyXi https://academyxi.com/ & YBF Ventures https://ybfventures.com/ we’re on a mission to help connect, motivate, and grow startups. As we enter the new decade, we invite you to join us at Pitch X. Selected applicants will be given the opportunity to pitch for a co-founder, investor, mentor or support.

Bringing experts from across the startup landscape, our amazing judges will provide entrepreneurs and the startup community with the perfect pitching platform.

Watch the hype reel https://youtu.be/2XVySO925rU

For your chance to pitch you’ll need to answer the following key questions:

• What problem are you tackling?
• What solution are you creating to address this problem?
• What positive impact will your startup have? (social, environmental or other)

Want to pitch? Submit your application here - https://academyxi.typeform.com/to/AbvLs2

Pitch how you want, however, we encourage you to include the following;
• Intro yourself and/or your team
• Talk about the problem you’re solving
• Reveal your solution
• Tell the judges what stage your startup is at and what traction you’ve received
• Outline what you’re pitching for: support, funding, resources etc

If you’d simply like to attend and watch the fun unfold, simply RSVP here on meetup. Want bring a friend who’s not a Silicon Beacher? Ask them to RSVP here on AcademyXi page - http://bit.ly/2WD3prC

If you do RSVP, please make sure you attend, because space is limited and we will close off the event for RSVPs pretty soon as YBF and Xi community along with Silicon Beachers will fill the space pretty quick.

~~~~ The Pitch X format ~~~~
Round one:
A number of selected pitches will be asked to prepare a 90-second pitch. Our judges will choose the top three pitches to progress to the 2nd round.

If you’ve been selected to pitch on the night, you’ll receive notification from our team before-hand, so look out for us in your emails!

Round two:
For the second round, finalists will have five minutes to pitch and will be able to use a slide deck. The judges will then pick the best in this round to win! We’re lining up some awesome prizes, so stay tuned!

Register to pitch or attend:
Keen to pitch your idea? Submit your application here.

If you’re just interested in attending, reserve your seat below.

Watch the 90 second pitches (from March Pitch X) here - https://youtu.be/l_mhMjt4s3s
Watch the 5 minute pitches https://youtu.be/d72ifToVb18
The judges will then pick the best in this round to win!
Here’s the judge’s verdict https://youtu.be/yJ4VTOqko7U

Here’s the winning pitch from March. Watch & learn. http://bitly.com/PitchX319win

Register to pitch here - https://academyxi.typeform.com/to/AbvLs2
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.

####### THE PRIZES ######
Watch this space for details of some amazing prizes.
Want to donate a prize and get amazing publicity for your startup/business? Contact the organisers here via meetup.

##### THE JUDGES #####
Watch out for an announcement. We are sourcing an awesome panel of judges for you.

#### THE SPONSORS ####
Food & Drinks for the night proudly sponsored by Content in Context : Exploring the Information Age https://contentincontext.me/

We are open for more sponsorships. Email [masked] or connect with the organisers.

——- PLEASE NOTE ——
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