Key dates

Midnight AEST, 30 June 2019
Application Deadline

10 July 2019
Finalists notified

15-19 July 2019
Pitch coaching week (virtual or face-to-face)

24 July 2019
Group briefing session (virtual)

31 July 2019
Practice pitch at venue (in Brisbane)

1 August 2019
Australian Women in Tech Pitch (in Brisbane)

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Calling for Australia’s best female founded technology startups!

This is your opportunity to pitch to potential investors, customers and partners from Australia, North America and the Asia-Pacific. If your business is ready to scale globally, this competition is for you.

  • Finalists to deliver a 3 minute pitch with 5 minutes of questions
  • Winner selected by a panel of high profile judges
  • Major prize includes: 
  • All finalists will receive a 1:1 mentoring session from Main Sequence Ventures and a complimentary ticket to attend Hopper Down Under.




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    Co-Founder & CEO, ConX

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AnnieSlattery-ConX Profile
BarbHyman-PredictiveHire Profile
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GillianAlexis-PhenixHealth Profile
JacquiJones-Waywedo Profile
KatyLandt-SafeAg Profile
KerstinOberprieler-PentaQuest Profile
LucindaHartley-Neighbourlytics Profile
RuthHatherley-MoneyCatcha Profile
SuzyWatson-Practera Profile Final


  • Christine Emmanuel

    Christine Emmanuel

    Executive Manager, IP and Investment Portfolio, CSIRO


  • Mikaela Jade

    Mikaela Jade

    Founder & CEO, Indigital


  • JUDGE Quincy K. Brown 1

    Quincy K. Brown, Ph.D.

    Senior Director of Innovation,


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    Cindy Chow

    Executive Director, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund


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    Topaz Conway

    Commercialisation Advisor, Accelerating Commercialisation, Director Cicada Innovations & StartupAus


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    Ben Peterson

    Head of Developer Advocacy & Startups, IBM Australian & New Zealand


Mentors & MC

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  • Peter Laurie

    Peter Laurie

    Director, Junta


  • Tony Wheeler

    Tony Wheeler

    Founder & CEO, ImagineX Ventures


  • Monica Bradley

    Monica Bradley

    Director, Purposeful Capital


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  • Stephanie Fahey

    Dr Stephanie Fahey

    CEO, Austrade

  • Jaleh Daie

    Jaleh Daie, Ph.D

    Partner, Aurora Equity

    (International keynote)

  • Charlotte Tressler

    Charlotte Tressler

    Head of Division, AusIndustry - Support for Business, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

  • Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith

    Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith

    Australia’s Women in STEM Ambassador

  • John Shine

    Professor John Shine

    President, Australian Academy of Science

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Brought to you by

Australian Women in Tech Pitch Event is brought to you by the Australian Government - through the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (AusIndustry) and CSIRO/Data61.

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