Win $2,500 in funding to help launch your entrepreneurial vision

Are you an individual or team with an amazing start-up idea? Accelerate your start-up journey by entering the University of Newcastle’s 2021 Start It Up Pitch Competition.

We are seeking budding or established entrepreneurs, ready to have their innovative business proposal recognised! Students have the chance to pitch their great ideas to win:

  • $2,500 in funding to help launch their entrepreneurial vision
  • Free entry into I2N’s Entrepreneurship101 online course (valued at $99)
  • Access to an Incubator hotdesk for up to two people at I2N Hub Honeysuckle for 6 months (valued at $3,600 and must be claimed within 6 months of the competition)

Navigator: Start It Up Pitch Competition! What, How, and Why

View our entry guidelines and FAQs for more information. Read about our judging panel.

Key dates

20
Jul

Entries open

5
Aug

Pitching Masterclass

17
Aug

Entries close

31
Aug

Finalists notified

14
Sep

Pitch competition and winners announced

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.