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In partnership with The Gold Coast Innovation Hub


Run by founders for founders, GC Hub is a community of experts who truly understand the entrepreneurial journey – because we’ve been there ourselves. By sharing experience and knowledge, we foster a collaborative, dynamic, and innovative community that encourages openness, synergy, ideas, experimentation, creativity, celebration, diversity, change, and opportunity.

Competition Outline

Keynote Presentation: Introduction to Crowdfunding

27 July 2023 - Face to Face & Virtual

On the 27th of July we will provide a comprehensive overview of equity crowdfunding (CSF) as a means of raising capital. Our presentation will delve into the growth and evolution of the CSF industry in Australia and its comparison with other leading markets, such as the U.K and U.S.

We will also showcase real-life case studies to highlight investor language and outline the five critical success factors.

This presentation is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of CSF and how it can be leveraged to achieve growth and funding goals.

Pitch Night: Battle of the Founders

14 September 2023 - Face to Face & Virtual

On the 14th of September, the finalists selected will have the opportunity to pitch to an audience and a panel of three judges.

The judges will evaluate the pitches and determine the winner and runner-up, while the crowd will vote for their favourite pitch - awarding one finalist the crowd favourite.

The three finalists selected as winners will receive prizes, including the opportunity to raise capital via CSF with OnMarket at no up-front cost.

The pitch night will be held in the Brisbane Precinct. 

Pitch Workshop: Pitch & Messaging Refinement

3 August 2023 - Face to Face & Virtual

In this workshop, you'll learn how to create a compelling pitch, and pitch deck, that will attract investors and generate excitement amongst the crowd.

Post attending this workshop, if you're interested in entering the BOTF, you must then submit your application (which includes a pitch deck and pitch video) to OnMarket by 5pm AEST on the 10th of August. The pitch video should be no longer than 5 minutes and does not need to be professionally produced.

The application form will be sent to those who registered for the workshop

OnMarket will then evaluate all submissions based on a predetermined marking criteria and select finalists to pitch at the pitch night. Out of the finalists, three will be awarded a prize.

Prize Breakdown

All winners will raise growth capital 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

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