Startup Pitch Fest

Calling all Emerging Tech Startups

Wed 24 May 2023

Marvel Stadium, Docklands, MEL.

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Get ready to take your business to new heights!

Fast-track your startup’s success and be one of the 10 finalists chosen to give a 5-minute pitch during CommBank SmallBiz Week 2023 in front of a live audience – and you could walk away with prizes.

CommBank Pitch Fest is a startup pitch competition providing the perfect platform to present your business ideas, get recognised by investors and showcase your talent.

Is Your Startup Eligible?

Do you have one or more of the following?

Proof of concept or minimum viable product and/or customer base

Raised less than $1 million  

Emerging tech startup 

Startup Pitch Fest Timeline

Applications Close

May 10

Finalists Announced

15 May

Pitch Fest Presentation

24 May

2023 Judging Panel

George Feast

Deputy Director, SME Connect

Carolyn Breeze

Scalare Partners

Trent Barnes

Chief Innovation Officer

Karen Cohen

Emerging Tech Talent & Founder &

Libby Briggs

Project Manager
Scale Investors

Tim Griffiths

Scalare Partners

The judges are from the venture capital sector and are looking for great new ideas to invest in. So, what are you waiting for? Apply now for the CommBank Startup Pitch Fest and don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Prizes for Winning

➤ Access to FoundEd - Scale Investors' early stage capital raising program
➤ Mentoring session with Zerocap
➤ Mentoring session with Scalara

Why Should You Apply?

➤ Connect with some of the best venture capitalists and startup investors in Australia
➤ Gain valuable feedback and insights
➤ Receive recognition for your great business idea
➤ Win an interview with Small Business Connections editor
➤ Win prizes