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Battle of the Founders Pitch Night with OnMarket

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Fishburners is partnering with OnMarket to deliver the epic Battle of the Founders Pitch Night, back for 2023!

The Battle of the Founders is the ultimate showdown of innovation, bringing together some of the most promising entrepreneurs across Australia.

In 2022, the Battle of the Founders (BOTF) was born in collaboration with Fishburners - attracting an audience of over 250 people and crowning three founders victorious – Duckrow (formally willHQ), Fempro Armour and Foura. Their prize? A capital raise with OnMarket at no up-front cost on a timeline of their choice.

How does the program work?
Phase 1: Introduction to capital raising avenues for start-ups, focusing on crowdfunding.
Phase 2: A message and pitch refinement workshop.
Phase 3: The battle ground – a pitch night at Fishburners on September 22nd.

BOTF fosters the growth of innovation in Australia through scarce and valuable education on business development, capital raising and pitch refinement.

We're currently opening NSW applications to join, with the opportunity to win $50,000 worth of prizes, including the incredible opportunity to raise capital via crowd-sourced funding with OnMarket.

Apply to pitch now 👉🏼


In the final phase of the three-event competition, the eagerly anticipated pitch night is set for the 22nd of September at Fishburners. The three winners will share $50,000 worth of prizes, including the incredible opportunity to raise capital via crowd-sourced funding with OnMarket.

We invite you to join us on the 22nd of September for the second NSW Battle of the Founders. This is an opportunity to enrich the competition with energy whilst also meeting likeminded founders and investors - not to mention learn a thing or two about upcoming businesses and how to deliver a brilliant pitch!

When: Friday 22nd September, 5-8pm
Where: Fishburners, 2/11 York Street Sydney NSW 2000 OR virtual
Who: Founders, investors, community-members and you!


For those of you who have never attended a Friday Pitch Night, here's a bit of context! We are a not-for-profit community of entrepreneurs that are dedicated to growing tech startups - and this is Australia's largest, most regular event in the ecosystem.

If you're looking for inspiration to start a business, are keen to learn some pitch tips, or just want to find out what startups are new in Sydney, this is for you. It's a great event for current entrepreneurs or anyone interested in entrepreneurship but not sure where to start.

The pitch night kicks off at 5:00 pm! Grab a drink and watch these fantastic founders put it all on the table!



Fishburners is Australia’s largest start-up community providing over 1000+ entrepreneurs a year with access to investment and economic development opportunities, mentoring, facilities and educational resources. Fishburners is based in Sydney, NSW and since their inception in 2011, Fishburners has impacted over 35,000+ entrepreneurs, held 7,800+ events, created 8,200+ jobs, helped start-up businesses raise $600m+ and partnered with 2,000+ enterprises, universities, and other organisations.

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