There are only a few days left to
take part in the TELSTRA Stores Coffs Harbour Digital Innovation Challenge and
be in with a chance to get your start-up started.
The Challenge is a competition designed
to inspire budding entrepreneurs to create and pitch their innovative digital
solution to improve business - and provide them with the prize money and
specialist support they need to make it happen.
A total of $10,000 worth of cash
and prizes is on offer over two categories – Open Entrepreneur (25s and Over)
and Youth Entrepreneur (Under 25s). But
entries close on June 5 2015.
Council and a number of local
sponsors, TELSTRA, Janison, ETC, SCU, Coffs Harbour Innovation Centre and Coffs
Harbour Chamber of Commerce – plus Sydney-based start-up incubators BlueChilli
- together created the Digital Innovation Challenge.
It is open to any type of business
improvement solution or market need. For example, it can be a business2business
solution, consumer application or a social enterprise.
It was launched in April and was split
into three stages - Stage 1 – BUILD YOUR PITCH, Stage 2 – THE VIDEO/PAPER PITCH
and Stage 3 – THE LIVE PITCH.
As part of the Challenge, a series
of workshops were run to help local entrepreneurs develop business ideas and
pitches to make sure that all entrants had the best opportunity of winning.
“As a city at the forefront of
digital innovation, the Challenge is an excellent way to help local
entrepreneurs take their ideas from ‘what if’ to ‘startup’,” said Nikki
Greenwood, Council’s Group Leader City Prosperity.
The competition finalists will go into the LIVE PITCH to be held
at C.ex Coffs on June 25 from 10am to 12pm. At the event, finalists will each
have five minutes to pitch their idea to an expert Judging Panel, followed by
questions from the Panel.
Anyone is welcome to come along to see the LIVE PITCH.
To RSVP call 02 6648 4087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
details on the Digital Innovation Challenge, go to www.digitalinnovationchallenge.com.au