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In partnership with 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. 

Competition Outline

Keynote Presentation: Introduction to Crowdfunding

20th July 2023 - Face to Face & Virtual

On the 20th of July we will provide a comprehensive overview of capital raising avenues for start-ups, with a particular focus on equity crowdfunding (CSF). This 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 pillars critical for CSF success.

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

22nd September 2023 - Face to Face & Virtual

On the 22nd of September, the finalists will have the opportunity to pitch to an audience of investors and potential customers, as well as 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 - crowning one finalists 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 costs.  

The pitch night will be held on York St in Fishburners event space.

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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*Please note, a success fee upon raise completion is still applicable for each Battle of the Founders winner.

Pitch Workshop: Pitch & Messaging Refinement

17th August 2023 - Face to Face & Virtual

This workshop provides you with a platform to ask capital raising and investor orientated questions. You'll also receive hands on guidance on 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 are interested in entering the BOTF, you must submit your application (which includes a pitch deck and pitch video) to OnMarket by 5pm AEST on the 31st 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 either attended the workshop or emailed if they couldn't attend.

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

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