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Digital Innovation Pitch Night @ Melbourne Connect

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Get on the main stage at the biggest beach party of the year!

If you’re a digital innovative startup, there’s a wave at Silicon Beach with your name on it! And if you’re passionate about Quality Education and Gender Equality!

THIS event is for you!


Startups focused on:

🌐 Digital Literacy

🌐 Digital Identity

🌐 Data Ownership

🌐 Digital Inclusion

Take your startup to the next level by pitching in front of a panel of digital innovative experts.

Listen, we’ve been where you’re at. We get it.

Pitching can be stressful.

But it doesn’t have to be when you’re at Silicon Beach amongst friends.

And the potential payoffs?

The opportunity to receive feedback from a panel of industry experts

The chance to shine a spotlight on your digital innovation

The possibility of growing your confidence in pitching and growing your invaluable network, simultaneously.


MC for the night

David Hauser (

David joined Silicon Beach after a successful 10 year career in the machine tool industry, where he led interdisciplinary teams to solve complex manufacturing problems for customers like Mercedes, Bosch, Airbus, Samsung and many more.

David is the founder of THNK.innovation. An Agency for design thinking, human-centred design, and innovation strategies, THNK.innovation consults and coaches customers from startups, SMEs to Universities like Monash University and RMIT on creating innovative customer experiences.

David's latest endeavour is the launch of the brand-new Silicon Beach Studio. Providing Silicon Beach startups with advice and hands-on services from ideation all the way to fundraising for their Digital Development ventures.

Get in touch with David to learn how Silicon Beach Studio can help you make your startup dream come true, too.

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Your startup judges:

Priya Mishra (
25 years of Tech and Marketing experience. COO and Co-Founder of Australia’s rising digital marketing solutions star Corporality Global. Delivering comprehensive plans and strategies that lead to success from startups to multinationals. That’s Priya for you: a highly creative thinker, inspirational Public Speaker, and a charming representative of self-made success. She’s the kind of partner who would walk the talk and help drive your business to success

Shelin David
Shelin David is the founder of CFOWorx, a one-stop shop providing modern accounting and financial advisory solutions for startups and SME businesses. CFOWorx offers holistic accounting and financial solutions with a focus on effective reporting, strategy, growth and operations. In her work with startups to validate, launch and scale, Shelin is not just siloed in the accounting or finance track, but on both sides of the desk.

Con Nichols
Con Nichols is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, property developer/investor, business
owner and a self-made millionaire…

Con arrived in Australia as an 11-year-old boy with just one suitcase. At the age of 18 he
purchased his first home and began life’s journey with all its challenges to succeed today.
Now he is the nation’s #1 New Australian life and business strategist, former chairman of
Oceania’s Business forum and elected member by the world council. One of his programmes has
been endorsed by the United Nations and European Chambers of Commerce.
He’s a leader called upon by leaders to inspire and motivate the masses with he’s authentic
approach and storytelling. His amazing and inspiring life story of how he lost 88 kilos (194
pounds) motivates all…

Con is a founder and partner in more than ten companies and businesses in various industries,
ranging from property development, cafes, education, import export, events, and real estate

Mark Stecher

Mark Stecher is a resident of Melbourne, Australia, with a background in technology entrepreneurship. He has a diverse range of interests including technology, business, personal development, skiing and travelling.  Mark has a solid engineering background and is a driven individual with a passion for innovation and problem-solving. He is always seeking new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow.

Mark began his entrepreneurial journey with a tech start up in 1987 and has subsequently gone to create a number of technology businesses.  It has been a quite a challenging journey, with more failures than successes and based on the experiences he wrote a book called Build To Exit which outlines the business journey from startup to exit.  In the book, Mark covers off a lot of the mistakes he made and his hope that small business owners reading it will shorten their business journey to success by avoiding some of those mistakes.

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