Australia is an innovative breeding ground for design talent and Innovation PitchFest, which takes place on the 13th of April at Intuit Quickbooks in Sydney CBD, is out to help discover our local design geniuses.

The brain child of retail consultant extraordinaire Nancy Georges, who, in partnership with Reed Trade Fairs and European retail giant Tchibo, launched Innovation Pitchfest in 2015 as a world first.  This exciting competition promises to bring innovative Australian design to the forefront of the community and launch it into an international marketplace – an unprecedented opportunity any small business would only dream of.

So how does Innovation PitchFest work?  From hundreds of entries, the top 20 designers and businesses will pitch the features and benefits of their product in a series of competitive rounds to an expert judging panel until one business is awarded the winner. Prize packages for the successful pitchees include a trip to Hong Kong with event partner Tchibo, one of Europe’s leading retail giants, for invaluable access to its world class manufacturing facilities and consultation with the Tchibo design team plus the opportunity to be promoted and sold through Tchibo’s substantial European retail network. The winner will also receive a 12 month Premium subscription of Press Loft valued at over $6600, as well as business consultation and technology support packages and thousands of dollars in prize money.

If you have designed a product that is either already selling in the Australian market, or you’ve designed something and currently looking for ways to start or improve your manufacturing process, then you mustn’t miss this incredible opportunity. Be quick though applications close this Thursday 31st March 2016!


31 MARCH 2016:           Submission DeadlineClick here to Enter.

4 APRIL 2016:           The TOP 20 Shortlist will be published

13 APRIL 2016:                Shortlisted businesses will then participate in 3 levels of Pitching before the winner is announced

Press Loft are proud partners of Innovation Pitchfest for 2016 and we cannot wait to see what creative talent awaits us in the Top 20!

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