Entries are now open and close on Monday, 15 July 2019, and the panel of judges will give feedback on all applications. Shortlisted entries can attend a 4 day La Trobe Accelerator Program bootcamp program.
The Bootcamp provides intensive training and coaching on website design, entrepreneurial marketing, value proposition, business model canvas, sustainability, pricing, social entrepreneurship, global success, wellness, IT platforms and pitching. It also includes an opportunity to pitch for a place on the 12 week La Trobe Accelerator Program and up to $10,000 in non-equity seed funding.
The Be.Bendigo Invention + Innovation Awards and a pitch event will be held on Tuesday, 3 September 2019. Prizes up to $2,500 will be awarded across the categories of Youth, Environmental Sustainability, Health, and Open. The overall winner prize is $5,000 and direct access to the 12 week La Trobe Acclerator Program – Advanced Stream.
Established in 2010, the awards have given away over $100,000 in prizes and seen many entries go on to global success.
David Hughes, Project Director
Bendigo boasts a thriving manufacturing sector including key players in mining and industrial casting, rubber manufacturing and military vehicles. The Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival is an initiative of Bendigo’s peak industry body, Be.Bendigo.
We look forward to seeing you at the Awards!