The winner of our competition will secure the ultimate package to kickstart their startup. They will attend an Appscore workshop valued at $30k, and leave with a pack ready to pitch to investors and enterprise sponsors. Judged by a board of industry professionals including Michelle Redfern, Judy Pridmore and Naima Elle, entrants will gain the opportunity to expand their network and attain invaluable insight into the fields of technology and business.
The winner will receive:
Are you a woman with an incredible idea for a startup? Not sure what step to take next, or what your options are? We're here to help!
Our goal is to empower women with startup ideas by kickstarting their career. Our competition will equip the successful applicant with the professional tools and experience needed to pitch to investors and access meaningful capital. This competition will also provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to form a network of professionals across a variety of disciplines.
By entering this competition, you will be in the running to win an Appscore workshop valued at $30,000, where you'll receive a full statement of work alongside an interactive 8-screen app prototype. These tools are vital to receiving funding — having them as a part of your pitch will allow you to walk into any meeting with the ability to lock in investment.
To enter, you must be a woman, over 18, and possess the rights to an original startup idea.
A final shortlist of 10 will be invited to pitch their ideas to the judges, who will then decide on a winner.
Friday, February 9: Deadline for registration.
Wednesday, February 14: Shortlisted finalists notified.
Thursday, February 22: Finalists pitch to judges.
Friday, February 23: Winner announced.
Workshop to take place in April, which will be arranged with the winner.
Michelle combined 20 years of executive leadership & sports directorship experience along with a passion for gender equality to create a unique enterprise to advance women in business & sport. Advancing Women is an advisory practice that assists sporting and for profit organisations move gender diversity from conversation to action.
Judy is a digital and technology industry leader with over 20 years of experience as a C-suite executive and consultant. Judy has a proven track record of building B2C and B2B marketplace startups through driving digital business transformation, and currently runs her own digital consultancy business. She also works as a strategic advisor, coach and mentor to startups and female founders.
Naima's experience in technology, business management, innovation and development has been wide and varied. She has a sound knowledge of business visioning, establishment, consolidation and expansion, and has worked across national and international markets for the BBC Manchester, Sky Brasil and Apple in Melbourne. Now at Appscore, Naima looks after Appscore's partnerships with Apple, Telstra, SAP and all new app opportunities.