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Impact Pitch Night!

26 October 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Impact Startups, are you ready?

 Join us for an Inspirational Impact Pitch Night with Giant Leap! 

Are you ready to be part of a transformative evening? Join The Startup Network on October 26th, 2023, at The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre for an unforgettable Impact Pitch Night, generously supported by our partner, Giant Leap—an impact venture capital firm that’s changing the game.

What is Impact Investing?

Impact investing is the future of finance. It’s about putting your money where your heart is. It’s about supporting businesses that not only generate financial returns but also create measurable positive change for our world. At this event, you’ll witness impact investing in action as visionary founders take the stage to pitch their startups.

If you’d like to learn more about Giant Leap and using your force for good, then you can sign up to Small Steps, Giant Leap’s fortnightly newsletter here

Date: October 26th, 2023

⏰ Time: 6:00 PM

️ Venue: The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Why Attend?

  • – Inspiration: Prepare to be inspired by passionate founders who are on a mission to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
  • – Networking: Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and potential investors.
  • – Expert Insights: Gain valuable insights from our expert panel of judges and industry leaders.
  • – Applications for Founders: Are you an impact-driven founder? Apply now for the chance to pitch your venture and win support from The Startup Network and Giant Leap.

Application Timeline

  • – Applications Open: September 22, 2023
  • – Applications Close: October 16, 2023
  • – Shortlisted Applicants Announced: October 17, 2023
  • – Pitch Training for Shortlisted Applicants: October 19, 2023
  • – Finalists Announced: October 20, 2023
  • – Impact Pitch Night: October 26, 2023

About The Startup Network

The Startup Network is your launchpad to success. We’re dedicated to helping startups thrive and connect with the resources they need to grow. Our events, like this Impact Pitch Night, are designed to bring together innovators, founders, and investors to create opportunities for game-changing startups.

About Giant Leap

Giant Leap is more than just an investment firm; they are champions of change. As Australia’s first venture capital fund entirely dedicated to impact startups, they’ve consistently demonstrated the power of business to drive positive change. Giant Leap is here to support founders who are reimagining industries and using business as a force for good.

️ Secure Your Spot ️

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to witness the birth of the next generation of impact-driven tech giants. Reserve your tickets now, apply to pitch your business, and be part of an evening that promises to inspire, connect, and drive positive change.

Join us on October 26th as we celebrate the pioneers of positive change. Let’s make history together and propel the impact startup movement to new heights! See you at The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Together, we can change the world. #ImpactPitchNight

The Startup Network Prize Package:

  • The Startup Network One Year Membership
  • Giant Leap – One Hour of Mentoring
  • AWS:  Up to $10,000 AWS Credits to the winner and $5,000 AWS Credits to finalists.
  • BlueRock:  Win a Half-Day Strategy Workshop or Business Value Assessment valued at $3,000.
  • Cake Equity: Score a Year of Free Cake Equity Subscription plus 1 Hour of Mentoring/Consultation on Capital Raising or Employee Shares!
  • Coghlan Duffy & Co: ⚖️ Get 1 Hour of Expert Legal Audit and Advice – No strings attached!
  • Common Code: Win Two 3-Hour Workshops Tailored to Your Needs (worth over $3,300). Also, enjoy a 10% discount on follow-up software development or product services!
  • Empiraa: Secure a Lifetime Subscription to Empiraa Enterprise and simplify your business planning, transform strategies into actionable steps, and streamline resource allocation!
  • Finley Capital Partners: Have the Expression of Interest Fee ($980 plus GST) AND Crowdfunding Listing Fee ($1,950) waived – A golden opportunity!
  • Iotasol: ️ Win a Product Roadmap Development Workshop valued at AU$5,000. Let’s build the future together!
  • MakerX: ️ Choose your expert from our lineup of seasoned Solution Architects, Team Builders, Software Engineers, Product Designers, and UX Designers. Receive 8 hours of their undivided attention to solve your most pressing problems!
  • Pin Payments: ️ Enjoy a delightful experience with a $300 restaurant voucher from a selected list of Obee venues like Bar Liberty, Capitano, and Supernormal.
  • Rampersand:  Unlock One Hour of Mentoring from a Team Member at Rampersand – Insights that can change the game!
  • Stone & Chalk: 3 month residency package, including desk space and commercialisation support at the Melbourne Stone & Chalk Hub (for new residents only)
  • William Buck: Receive a One-Hour Consultation with our Business Advisory Technology Lead from William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors. Let’s chart a path to success!

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26 October 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf, VIC 3006 Australia
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