The chance to #UberPITCH your idea is arriving now!
We’ve teamed up with Mark Bouris and six of Australia’s top business leaders to bring UberPITCH to Australia.
Starting in Sydney at the SydStart conference on 29 October, UberPITCH is your chance to get in front of some of Australia’s most accomplished entrepreneurs.
Whether you have an ‘uber’ idea for an app or you’ve spent your weekends conjuring up the next big thing — request a ride from 10am – 2pm on Thursday 29 October and your dream could become a reality.
Top pitches of the day will appear on Bouris’ new web series, The Mark Bouris Show (markbouris.com.au), for the chance to secure funding, mentoring, prizes and a trip to San Francisco to meet with prominent Venture Capitalists.
Our UberPITCH Partner, Investible, will also be on the lookout for aspiring entrepreneurs passionate about social change. The future global thought leaders. The change-makers. The people who are out there to make a difference in the world, and are taking the action to make it happen. As part of this, Investible will be picking one lucky rider to attend the ultimate entrepreneurial boot camp at the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa. For more information on this once in a lifetime experience check our the Investible website.
|Meet the UberPITCH panel|
Founding Director of Investible, Creel is one of Australia’s most prolific entrepreneurs. Described by Sir Richard Branson as ‘the living, breathing definition of an entrepreneur’, he has been championing entrepreneurship and social enterprise in Australia and around the globe for more than a decade. Creel co-founded Blueprint Management Group in 1996 with just $10,000 in capital and sold it a decade later for $109 million.
Following this success, he dedicated his career to encourage more globally inspired people to become entrepreneurs. His endeavours include founding the Club Kidpreneur Foundation, developing curriculum for the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, training thousands of entrepreneurs in Decisionship, his unique business methodology, and publishing best-selling business book ‘The One Thing to Win at the Game of Business.‘
The goal of any pitch is to open the door to a future conversations or opportunities. In order to ensure that you get your message across concisely, accurately and in a timely fashion, you should follow these Four Steps of a winning pitch.
- STEP 1: “Short, Sharp and Shiny” – 60 secs, go!
- STEP 2: “Compel not sell” – data and vision
- STEP 3: “Relate and Reassure” – the solution
- STEP 4: “The Clincher” – ask and next steps
To read these steps in detail check out UberPITCH Tips for Success – bought to you by Investible.
How to UberPITCH your idea
- Step 1 – open the Uber app between 10 am – 2pm on Thursday 29 October and slide over to the “UberPITCH” view.
- Step 2 – request an UberPITCH ride.
- Step 3 – If your request is accepted, a car will arrive in minutes with one of the seven business leaders.
- Step 4 – pitch your idea. You’ll have 15 minutes, so make it count!
Note – rides will be limited and demand will be high – you may need to request more than once.
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