Battle of the Founders

Introducing 'Battle of the Founders'


Introducing Battle of the Founders! This three-phase event is for all start-ups who are READY TO GROW - determined to build and succeed.  


Battle of the Founders is dedicated to equity crowdfunding. It involves educating founders on the capital raising method and includes a hands-on workshop to refine your pitch to intrigue all investor types. Then comes the battle – where three external experts will judge the pitches.


Who should partake? All founders who are on the cusp of commercialisation or already generating revenue, and are ready to raise growth capital.


From the six finalists chosen to continue to the grand final, three will come out as winners - drawing from a prize pool worth a total of $50,000. Including private mentor sessions with industry experts, assistance creating investor assets, strategy development, and fast-tracked access to equity crowdfunding.


If you have an innovative start-up, are eager to grow your company, and love a challenge – join us for the master of all equity crowdfunding events. Scroll below to learn more, view the prize break down, and register for each individual phase.  

About OnMarket

OnMarket is a financial intermediary that connects like-minded investors to visionary founders. We assist the Australian start-up community by helping founders raise growth capital via Wholesale, Equity Crowdfunding, and IPO.

About Fishburners

Fishburners is a world class hub for tech enabled founders and entrepreneurs. Being a part of the Fishburners community means you are connected with the best people, resources and support for your startup to thrive and grow.

The 'Battle of the Founders' Outline


Phase 1: Keynote Presentation

Wednesday 6th July - COMPLETE

In partnership with Fishburners, we hosted a keynote presentation on Wednesday the 6th of July to educate all participants on equity crowdfunding. We discussed p the equity crowdfunding space in Australia and globally, case studies, and the 5 key ingredients to success based on the previous campaigns. 

This was presented at Fishburners space on York Street, NSW. You can view the session recording below.


Phase 2: Equity Crowdfunding Pitch Workshop

Wednesday 27th July - COMPLETE

This workshop will be held in Fishburners space on Wednesday 27th of July. In order to attend, you will need to register your spot and be a virtual or physical Fishburners member at the time of the workshop. Click here to become a virtual member, or here to become a physical member.

In order to move onto the grand final, you
must attend this workshop. In this workshop we will answer any and all questions about equity crowdfunding, as well as work with you on your pitch and pitch deck - putting your business model into language that attracts investors and generates excitement within the crowd.

By 5pm on the 8th of August, you must have submitted your pitch deck and pitch video to OnMarket. Your pitch video is a maximum of 5 minutes, and does not require a budget or fine polish.


Then, based on a marking criteria, OnMarket will then chose 6 finalists to pitch at the pitch night - 3 of which will receive a prize. 


Phase 3: Battle of the Founders - Pitch Grand Final

Friday 26th August

On this night, the six companies chosen to continue from the earlier round will pitch to the audience and a panel of three external judges.

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The judges will chose the winner and runner up, and the crowd will then pick their favourite. The three winners will all receive a prize. See below for a prize breakdown.

Prize Breakdown

All winners will raise with OnMarket for no up-front cost 

Winner: Full Ready to Raise Program (valued at $25K)

Runner Up: Part Ready to Raise Program (valued at $15K)

Crowd Favourite: Part Ready to Raise Program (valued at $10K)

OnMarket's Ready to Raise Program


Please contact for questions.