PROGRAM NEWS

2019 Startup Gippsland Pitches

Missed out on the Pitch Showcase?

By Aldona Kmieć | August 9, 2019

Watch some of our 2019 Startup Pitches!  “Great communities build great innovation. The world’s most famous startup hubs grew in unexpected locations, where groups of like minded people powerfully came together. As well as supporting each one of the individual participants and mentors taking part in Startup Gippsland, we are building a strong startup community for Gippsland and for regional Australia.” Dr Elena Kelareva,…

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Startup Gippsland Pitch Showcase opening speech Anthony Mayer

Startup Gippsland Pitch Showcase opening speech

By Aldona Kmieć | July 10, 2019

“In true Gippsland country style where we take people as we find them, this program didn’t look for the cellophane, glossy, soy chai vanilla latte drinking, cosmopolitan, tech savvy 20 year old in a bean bag with a moustache they can barely grow, a man-bun and a smartphone glued to their hand (not that there’s anything wrong with that), they took full-time mum’s, people who…

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Startup Gippsland Pitch Showcase highlights video grow your startup

Startup Gippsland Pitch Showcase Highlights

By Aldona Kmieć | July 7, 2019

Startup Gippsland Pitch Showcase Highlights video   “Great communities build great innovation. The world’s most famous startup hubs grew in unexpected locations, where groups of like minded people powerfully came together. As well as supporting each one of the individual participants and mentors taking part in Startup Gippsland, we are building a strong startup community for Gippsland and for regional Australia.” Dr Elena Kelareva, Founder…

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Startup Gippsland Showcase winners

Up close with Startup Gippsland prize winners

By Aldona Kmieć | June 26, 2019

Up close with Startup Gippsland 2019 winners 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…

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Startup Gippsland 2019 team and participants

Startup Gippsland 2019 – prize winners announced

By Aldona Kmieć | June 24, 2019

Startup Gippsland 2019 culminates in dynamic pitch night – prize winners announced FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE,  JUNE 23, 2019 [DOWNLOAD PDF] The newly reborn West Gippsland Arts Centre provided a fittingly brilliant stage for the grand finale event of the 2019 Startup Gippsland program. Over 300 guests came to celebrate and the hear the Startup Gippsland pitches, some travelling hundreds of kilometers and interstate to be…

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Dr Elena Kelareva, Founder and CEO, Gippstech and Stephanie Thoo, Program Manager, Startup Gippsland photo aldona kmiec

Startup Gippsland accelerator program leads Australia

By Aldona Kmieć | June 21, 2019

Startup Gippsland accelerator program leads Australia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2019/06/21 The inaugural Startup Gippsland program has been recognised as an outstanding success. This phenomenal business accelerator program is boosting the burgeoning startup community in Gippsland, a thriving regional area in south-east Victoria. Startup Gippsland has generated an incredible level of participant engagement with 96 percent of participants completing the program in full and overwhelmingly positive…

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Startup Gippsland Pitch Showcase reminder

Startup Gippsland’s Pitch Showcase – Countdown

By Aldona Kmieć | June 19, 2019

Join us to celebrate best Gippsland Startups successes at Startup Gippsland Pitch Showcase.  Door open from 5.15pm – event starts at 6.15pm BOOK NOW Startup Gippsland is a project by the Bass Coast Shire Council, Baw Baw Shire Council, Latrobe City Council and Wellington Shire Council, funded by LaunchVic and delivered by GippsTech.

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Startup Gippsland’s Pitch Showcase – Judges Announcement

By Aldona Kmieć | June 14, 2019

We’re thrilled to showcase the journey and successes of our first Startup Gippsland cohort with you. Our Judges are: Colin Kinner – Founder and CEO, Startup Onramp Jordan Green – Founder and President of Melbourne Angels Trustee of the Angel Resource Institute (USA), Chairman of the Asian Business Angel Forum, Chairman Emeritus and a Fellow of the AAAI Tim Weight – Executive Director, Strategic Engagement…

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Startup Gippsland_Pitch Showcase poster Warragul Arts Centre

Startup Gippsland’s Pitch Showcase – Prizes Announcement

By Aldona Kmieć | June 4, 2019

Come and celebrate local startups at Startup Gippsland’s Pitch Showcase on June 22nd! Hear from over 40 local startups about the problems they’re solving, their vision for the future and their learnings from Startup Gippsland’s 12-week program. There’ll be prizes up for grabs for the best pitches including: Our Prizes Sponsors: 🔷Commonwealth Bank – Best Social Impact ($3k cash) 🔶TAFE Gippsland – Most Improved Entrepreneur ($3k cash)…

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Startup Gippsland Meetup networking event at Coffee Collective Wonthaggi

Startup Gippsland May Meetup

By Aldona Kmieć | May 11, 2019

2nd Startup Gippsland Meetup event at Coffee Collective, Wonthaggi In this meetup we have focused on Founder’s wellbeing and mental health. We’ve had two amazing keynote speakers and facilitators: Anna Osherov, CEO and founder of the Holistic Business Hub and an event-marketing expert who works with business people to create eventologists: people who build their business by running successful events. Anna was recently nominated for…

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Startup Gippsland Pitch Showcase event West Gippsland Arts Centre Warragul

Startup Gippsland’s Pitch Showcase – celebrating local startups

By Aldona Kmieć | May 9, 2019

Come and celebrate local startups at Startup Gippsland’s Pitch Showcase on June 22nd! Hear from over 40 local startups about the problems they’re solving, their vision for the future and their learnings from Startup Gippsland’s 12-week program. There’ll be prizes up for grabs for the best pitches including: Most innovative idea Best social impact Most improved entrepreneur People’s choice   Best Overall Pitch  After the pitches, stay to…

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