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Life's a Pitch - (free) IP & Pitch Coaching Workshop & PITCH NIGHT!

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AGENDA of the evening

• 3:30pm: IP Mentoring and Q&A with Griffith Hack
• 4:00pm: Pitch Coaching Class
• 5:10pm: Break madly updating pitch decks
• 5:30pm: Pitches
• 7:30pm ish: Chat with Speakers, Judges, and other entrepreneurs
• 8:00pm ish: We try to kick you out!


register for either of the workshops above OR to pitch on the night in

front of an awesome judge panel, please fill out the form at:









are 5-7min, warning bell at 5min and 'the plug is pulled' at 7min. Then

there's a Judge Q&A so pitchers will be given constructive advice

on how to better sell their ideas. And spectators will get to see the

brave rise or fall... ;-)

Judges will have 5min or so to Q&A

so a whole pitch should take 15min including swap over. We will try and

get through 8 pitches in the night...



Martin Duursma (
Partner, Main Sequence Ventures


is dynamic technology business leader with a track record of innovating

next generation products, developing vision, setting strategy,

motivating teams, developing leaders, people management, managing large

scale complex programs, budgets and distributed team environments.


is also a highly motivated entrepreneurial individual with diverse

technical expertise derived from hardware engineering, application

development, low level systems design and understanding of technical

infrastructure from top to bottom. Martini also possesses a passion for

Australian startup innovation and getting new ideas “out of the lab” and

into the hands of the customer.

Benjamin Chong (
Partner, Right Click

Benjamin has a track record of investing in and building successful

Internet-related businesses for over twenty years. He has also consulted

in the areas of ecommerce strategy, online marketing, and technology

for major clients.

Benjamin is an active technology start-up  community member in Australia, South East Asia and United States. He has served as a mentor, guest speaker and panellist at various start-up,

entrepreneurship and industry programs including Centre for Innovation

and Entrepreneurship (UNSW, Sydney), Echelon (Singapore), Fashhack

Australia, Founder Institute (various cities), H2 Ventures, Incubate

(University of Sydney), and muru-D (Telstra, Sydney), amongst many


Zara Crichton (
Executive Director, Venture Cafe Sydney

As Executive Director of Venture Café Sydney, Zara is focused on

connecting meaningful ideas to people who can make things happen. As a

start-up founder – both failed and successful – she knows that providing

a support system for innovators of all backgrounds and identities will

foster relationships that increase an individual’s access to resources

encompassing; capital, talent and ideas. Her professional experience

encompasses leading companies such as; Connect Macquarie Park, Macquarie

Bank, Consolidated Press Holdings, Warner Bros and Pixar.

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