Innovation Showcase 2021.


Canberra startups will go head-to-head at the Innovation Showcase 2021 in a live shark-tank style pitching competition judged live by you(!) and a panel of amazing corporate innovators. 

You are invited to celebrate the Innovation Showcase 2021!

At the Canberra Innovation Network, we couldn’t be any more proud of this community of entrepreneurs. For their achievements. For their ingenuity. For the way they’ve faced down challenges and absolutely thrived. The Innovation Showcase is our way to celebrate the hardworking innovation and startup community in Canberra, highlighting those achievements and progress.

It’s a fun and interactive afternoon, enabling the community to come together, share stories and get energised for the next year ahead.

At this year’s Innovation Showcase Canberra startups will go head-to-head in a live shark-tank style pitching competition judged live by a panel of amazing corporate innovators. You’ll have the opportunity to meet new people, learn about the exciting things that came out of 2021 and get a glimpse into what’s in store!

This event is open to all creative business people, innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, investors and anyone interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Join us and take part in the Innovation Showcase at 4pm on Wednesday the 1st of December 2021.

Download your 'Watch Party' packGet a COVID-Safe crew together and take part in the action!

$3,000 prize pool up for grabs!

Best Pitch$1,000 cash as voted by you(!) the audience.
Their fate is in your hands.

World View$500 awarded by King & Wood Mallesons

Challenger Spirit$500 awarded by Optus

Make a Difference$500 awarded by PwC

Future Spark$500 awarded by ActewAGL

Always slightly different, the annual Canberra Innovation Network showcase is a highly popular and energising event that is designed to demonstrate the essence of our vibrant innovation ecosystem that is full of amazing stories of entrepreneurs building companies that have the potential to make an impact and change the world. Attendees will experience virtual networking like never before, hear a keynote from ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, listen to some phenomenal established as well as upcoming entrepreneurs and innovators as they deliver rapid-fire pitches to our stellar corporate judge panel. This will be followed by a chance to vote for the crowd favourite pitch and engage with the ever growing Canberra innovation community.
Petr Adamek, CEO Canberra Innovation Network

Amazing Corporate Judges

Annabel GriffinPartner at King & Wood Mallesons

Kavin ArnasalonFederal Government & State Director at Optus

Rosanne BrandPartner at PwC

Todd EaglesGroup Manager at ActewAGL

Superstar MC

Rae KnopikFounder of CBR Gals Network

10 Inspiring Pitches

Claire Chesterton, Miiroko

MIIROKOClaire Chesterton

MIIROKO is a subscription salon grade home hair colour sold online through a virtual salon, where customers can have direct access to hairdressers to help select and apply the colour at home. The colour was created to give women an easier & less stressful choice when it came to colouring their hair.

Dan Rawson's DJ Booth

BoomBox2UDan Rawson

BoomBox Industries specialises in creating custom-made professional BoomBox Booths for DJs, Mobile Entertainers, Venues and Big Brand Organisations. The BoomBox Booth is an all in one mobile DJ unit that provides mobile DJs with an all in one business in a box to help them move and easily setup their equipment to service events.

Rosella StreetSammy Williamson, Mick Fritschy & Dilyar Barat

Rosella Street is an online marketplace with a mission to significantly reduce waste to landfill through the use of a world-class technology solution. They do this by connecting people together on a safe online marketplace to buy/sell second-hand, rent, swap and giveaway items.

ApporetumSophie Wade

Modern Methodologies are a team of highly experienced Consultants and Engineers that specialise in Identity and Access Management. They have developed Apporetum, an access management solution that re-invents the management and governance of access across your organisation.

InstaclustrPeter Lilley

Instaclustr helps companies unlock the true power of open source technologies through its managed platform for deploying, managing, and monitoring all components of their data infrastructure.

Simply LentilsManjula Mishra

Simply Lentils creates pulses-based products to bring pulses (lentils) on every plate in a simple, easy, and different way. Their aim is to make this ancient superfood a staple and preferred choice of plant-protein for everyone.

PPB TechnologyStephen Trowell

Every day, food manufacturers have to make critical decisions about quality and safety, before they have test results on their products. PPB Technology has developed the CYBERTONGUE®, to deliver “Laboratory Quality Results in Minutes”. They started this revolution in Canberra. Their ambition is global.

Scott Leggo GalleryPhillipa & Scott Leggo

The Scott Leggo gallery is a modern showroom located in Kingston and is Canberra’s only permanent landscape photography gallery. Scott Leggo is an award-winning landscape photographer who has travelled extensively, to capture vistas of Canberra and the region in a stunning light.

Murrumbateman-based, The Horse Rug Whisperer, is an established and growing equestrian business providing horse riding lessons, horse clipping and other care services, equestrian equipment retail and repair services employing mostly at-risk youth from around the Yass Valley region.

IA VerificationsJeremy Pavlovic

IA Verifications is an Indigenous Corporation working alongside government, industry and the community. They are passionate about solving some of the biggest issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and are dedicated to making a national consistent identification model that enriches Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Previously at the Innovation Showcase

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