iAccelerate Pitch Grand Final 2015 Winners

[box]#feb026[/box]Once again the iAccelerate Pitch Final was a great success.  This is the 4th year we have delivered out Pitch program, which also includes UOW Pitch.

“iAccelerate through programs such as Pitch aims to creatively contribute to the economic regeneration and diversification of the Illawarra, encouraging global aspirations and inspiring the next generation of innovators.” said iAccelerate CEO, Dr Elizabeth Easltand.

iAccelerate Pitch is our platform for iAccelerate resident businesses to practice, polish and ultimately showcase their innovative business idea to a panel of experts and investors. Each company had 5 minutes to deliver their Pitch, with 10 mins for questions and answers from the expert panel.

Check out our Judging Panel:

  • Topaz Conway, Case Manager, Accelerating Commercialisation - LinkedIn
  • Bem Le Hunte, Associate Professor, Course Director – Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, University of Technology Sydney - LinkedIn
  • Cath Rogers, Investment Manager, AirTree Ventures - LinkedIn
  • Dean Alle, Entrepreneur in Residence, Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast/ USC - LinkedIn
  • Hamish Hawthorn, CEO, ATP Innovations and Founder, Sydney Angels - LinkedIn
  • Mindy Lieberman, VP, IT at Zendesk - LinkedIn
  • Stuart Fox, Managing Partner, Artesian Venture Partners - LinkedIn


Congratulations to the iAccelerate Pitch 2015 Grand Final winners:

Judges Choice:



Pitching:         Leanne Connelly, Co-Founder                                    

Team:            Matthew Connelly - Director and Co-founder
                     Fletcher Thompson - Director and founder

About:            Me3D set out with the goal of designing the world’s best educational 3D printer, the Me2. Now they have launched a groundbreaking program, Seed3D, which helps Australian schools ride the wave of growth in 3D printing and put it in the hands of the next generation.

Web:              www.me3d.com.au/seed3D

Email:             info@me3d.com.au

Facebook:       www.facebook.com/Me3Dprinters 

Twitter:           https://twitter.com/me3d

Runner Up:

GEOINTERACTIVE PTY LTD                                        

Pitching:         Robert Lee, Founder

Team:            Matthew Griffiths

About:            Geointeractive is a young innovative geoscientific company developing rapid ways to map underground mines and hazardous environments in 3D utilising advances in digital cameras and computer vision technology.  

Web:               www.geointeractive.com.au 

Email:              info@geointeractive.com.aurobertlee@geointeractive.com.au

LinkedIn:         www.linkedin.com/company/geointeractive 


Audience Choice


ME3D PTY LTD       

Pitching:         Leanne Connelly, Co-Founder                                              

Team:            Matthew Connelly - Director and Co-founder
                     Fletcher Thompson - Director and founder


Runner Up:


Pitching:         Nathan Harper, Founder

Avout:            Tweewind time-shifts your Twitter feed so you won't miss out on the action next time you watch a recording of a sporting event.

Web:              www.tweewind.com

Email:             nathan@tweewind.com

Twitter:           http://www.twitter.com/tweewind


Most Improved Pitch 2015:




Other iAccelerate Pitch finalists: 

Nifty: Nifty is breathing new life into the recycling movement through a mobile marketplace that will provide a streamlined and efficient way to buy and sell used clothing online, modernising the thrift store concept and bringing it online. It also offers an affordable and easy avenue for local designers and businesses to reach customers.

Stretch and Glow: Created by the founders of Wollongong’s Younga Yoga Studio, Stretch & Glow involves boutique yoga courses and lifestyle support for women during the years when they are time poor as a result of juggling life’s responsibilities with the demands of being a mum.

Tweewind: Tweewind time-shifts your Twitter feed so you won't miss out on the action next time you watch a recording of a sporting event.

ZestDesk: The world’s first portable adjustable standing desk, ZestDesk turns any table into a standing desk in less than a minute. Developed by Dr Peter Moore and his son James. Their vision is to give everyone the opportunity to stand and work ergonomically no matter where their office is.


In May 2016 iAccelerate is opening its 280+ seat Centre on Innovation Campus – to find out more and to reserve your space contact info@iaccelerate.com.au today.