APPLICATIONS OPEN: The Pitch September 2024 – SmartCompany

Are you ready to pitch to a panel of leading VCs and startup founders? Applications to the Pitch are now open.

SmartCompany is partnering with Dell Technologies to give your startup everything it needs to scale quickly with $10,000 technology hardware pack.

We’re putting the call out to all seed stage or early stage startups to enter now – entry is fast and free.

Tell us your big vision, your unique market potential and your exciting solution. We want to hear from startups all over Australia.

Submit your short pitch by July 26 for the chance to win up to $10K in prizes and receive priceless feedback from leading VC firms and startup founders from your community.

We’ve already awarded up to $430,000 in prize value to Eyonic, nVest, Diolog and Zipr, and helped 21 shortlisted candidates tell their story, sharpen their pitch, and get feedback from leaders at Blackbird, Tractor Ventures, Airtree, AWS, Main Sequence, Mr Yum, VentureCrowd and Flying Fox. 

And we’re ready to do it all again, in Melbourne, this September. 


Highlights from the Pitch

Key Dates

  • Applications open Monday, 27th May, 2024
  • Applications close Friday, 26th July, 2024
  • Event date: Wednesday, 4th September, 2024

Who can apply

Early venture startups that are:

  1. Either a Seed [including Pre Revenue] stage startup, or an Early Stage [generating under $100K in revenue] startup;
  2. Under two years old; and
  3. Planning to reshape their industry in an audacious way.

We want pitches from all over Australia, see previous finalists here.

Submission requirements

We’ve made submitting your application as easy as possible. All we need is your contact details and a three slide pitch deck covering:

  1. Your big vision;
  2. Your unique insight and market potential; and
  3. Your product, or, if it’s not ready, a mock of the idea or details of the team who will help you.

Enter now.


Prize pack includes:

  1. A 32in curved monitor
  2. XPS 13 laptop
  3. Keyboard & Mouse
  4. Wireless headset
  5. Power Dock
  6. PowerEdge Server
  7. Chance to pitch in front of leading VCs at The Commons Cermorne in Melbourne.

More prizes to follow.

Thanks to our sponsor Dell Technologies.


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