Up close with Startup Gippsland prize winners

Up close with Startup Gippsland 2019 winners

Startup Gippsland Showcase winners

Startup Gippsland 2019 Pitch Showcase winners, from the left: Laura Eddington, Dr Lucy Nijam, Annebelle van Tongeren, Kristen Robbins Photo: Jakub Fabijanski | Aparat Photography

Watch the short video reflections from the winners:

Laura Eddington, Little Bumble Reusable Food Wraps
Best Overall Pitch
$5000, sponsored by GippsTech

Laura Eddington, founder of Little Bumble Reusable Food Wraps won the major prize of Best Overall, on the exact two year anniversary of founding her business!

“Winning gives me an opportunity to spread the message that there is a better way to store food. It’s the highest compliment and validation that you’re onto a great business idea.”
Laura Eddington, Founder, Little Bumble Reusable Food Wraps

The money is important to Laura as it will enable Little Bumble Reusable Food Wraps to take part in major wholesale trade fairs. However, Laura believes that her new community bring her the greatest value.

“It’s such a great program because it is local to the region. You have to have the support of the community around you in order to collaborate on ideas, strategies and goals. The program works by building your community.”

 

Annebelle van Tongeren, Fern and Frost
Most Improved Entrepreneur
$3000, sponsored by TAFE Gippsland

 

Kristen Robbins, The Worksheds
Best Social Impact
$3000, sponsored by Commonwealth Bank

Dr Lucy Nijam, CheckIt Health App
Most Innovative Idea
$3000, sponsored by Regional Development Australia

Angelo Saridis, Urban Farmland
People’s choice award winners
Google Home, sponsored by Telstra

Sarah Wong, AeroChair
People’s choice award winners
Google Home, sponsored by Telstra

AWARDS

A Warragul mother is taking her start up to international markets, hoping her story of success can inspire others to become entrepreneurs in Gippsland.#9News | http://9News.com.au

Posted by 9 News Gippsland on Monday, June 24, 2019

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