27 - 28 March, 2019 |
ICC, Sydney, NSW


The Australian Healthcare Week Pitch Fest is your chance to educate both the healthcare industry, and leading technology players, about your organisation and the problems you help to solve.

Brought to you by Westpac and CoVentured, the pitch fest will feature 8 of the leading health start ups in Australia and New Zealand, battling it out to be crowned the ‘Healthcare Start Up of the Year’.

Why should I apply?

Apart from the honour, publicity and opportunities that will stem from being the healthcare start up of the year, the winner of the Pitch Fest will also win a prize provided by Westpac (to be confirmed early February 2019).

How will it work?

First, you need to apply to be one of the 6 start ups that take part in the pitch fest.  The lucky 6 will be chosen according from all the applications we receive, based on their answers to the following questions:

  1. What problem does your organisation solve?
  2. What is unique about the way your business addresses this problem?

Secondly, the 8 participants chosen to be part of the pitch fest will each have 3 minutes to pitch their business to the judging panel, and then 3 minutes to answer any questions the judges may have. 

When and where will the pitch fest take place?

The pitch fest will take place at 3:00 pm on 27th of March at the Start Up Theatre at the 9th Annual Australian Healthcare Week.

When and where will the winner be announced?

The winner will be announced at the Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards and Dinner, taking place on the evening of the 27th of March.  Participants in the pitch fest will each be given two free tickets to attend the dinner.

Who is the judging panel?

To judge the awards we have pulled together leading experts from both the start up and healthcare worlds. Judges for the 2019 Pitch Fest: 

  • Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Chilli
  • Dr Patricio Sepulveda, Director of Business Development and Innovation, Melbourne Health
  • Dimitry Tran, Head of Innovation, Ramsay Health Care
  • Louise McCann, National Head of Healthcare, Westpac
  • Representative from CoVentured (TBC)