The first two Queensland-based RiverPitch finalists have been announced.
Audeara, which makes headphones that can test and accommodate for compromised hearing ability, and World’s Biggest Garage Sale, which seeks to commercialise the ‘circular economy’ through the resale of dormant goods, have now progressed to the finale.
The founders of each scale-up – Dr James Fielding of Audeara, Alex Moss of Canaria, Yasmin Grigaliunas of World's Biggest Garage Sale, and Dan Swan of Realar – made a 90-second presentation to the judging panel, alongside their mentor, Steve Baxter.
Dr James Fielding of Audeara and Yasmin Grigaliunas of World's Biggest Garage Sale now head to the finale.
Tonight, NSW entrepreneurs taking part in RiverPitch, the ACS TV series searching for Australia’s best new scalable tech platform, face the judges.
The judges are ACS President Yohan Ramasundara, ACS CEO Andrew Johnson, and COO of fintech HashChing, Siobhan Hayden.
The two Queensland companies that missed out were Canaris and Realar.
RiverPitch is a television concept based on a program developed at River City Labs, which was acquired by ACS in 2018 from well-known entrepreneur and investor, Steve Baxter.
Contestants will battle it out for a $20,000 prize, including business mentoring and a mission to one of the world’s leading technology hubs.
Contestants will work with experienced business leaders Steve Baxter, Peter James and Sheona Devin as mentors.
RiverPitch screens tonight at 7.30pm on Your Money (Channel 95).