Pitch Perfect: The Competition
One of the highlights of SouthStart that we all love is the Pitch Competition. There is no better way to learn how the pitching process works other than watching it happen right before our eyes.
The Pitch Competition gives aspiring founders and entrepreneur the chance to bring their ideas to life in front of a panel of distinguished investors, founders, commercialisation experts… not to mention the audience that consists of many different faces of the startup community.
Each pitcher has gone through different rounds of the competition in earlier weeks, with the final taking place right here at SouthStart. The finalists are each given four minutes to talk about their ideas in front of the panel and the winner receives $10,000 and other prizes go to the runner up and the people’s choice as voted by the audience.
Take a look at some of the pitches that made it all the way
Feedsy (2nd Place)
Business often face trouble maintaining fequent contact between partners, clients and customers. Feedsy is an effective communication system that brings an array of contact methods into one, clean interface. Content is posted from Feedsy and is then fed through to a news public web page and even emails, print and social media. Feedsy has potential in so many different types of industries and can be sold to businesses big or small.
Personify care (Winner!)
Personify Care address the struggle in track progress with patients who are in their follow up period of their medical treatment. Research suggests that patients only remember 25% of doctor instructions after they leave hospital and paper forms and phone calls are the only current tools to maintain communication with the patient. Personify Care is a mobile platform that serves as away to monitor patient’s progress through messaging, a daily checklist and report progress. Medical staff can now have a more accurate depiction of who they need to follow up, reducing risk of post-treatment incidents.
Playt (People’s Choice Prize)
Playt (pronounced ‘plate’ – fun!) is an application where you can search for recipes and get ingredients delivered to your door. Playt is integrating with grocery providers (Woolworths in Australia, Tescos in Britain) and it’s the first application to use automated recipe-to-grocery integration.
Add Life technology
Add Life incorporates stroke treatment with virtual reality technology so patients can experience the rehabilitation process more effectively in their own home. This component could be potentially sold directly to the consumer or also to rehabilitation services.
Hop the Wall
Hop the Wall is tool that demonstrates a new means to connect Australian businesses with Chinese businesses in order to sell and export, all while building connections. This program tackles issues that arise such as communication issues such as language barriers.