Top 5 finalists for the 2022 Ventures Industry Challenge

14 October 2022

Throughout the past six-weeks, UQ students from various disciplines have come together to find solutions to Australia's national food waste problem, as part of the inaugural Ventures Industry Challenge.

In collaboration with OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, the Ventures Industry Challenge provided students with the opportunity to connect and network with industry experts to bring their ideas to fruition.

The top 5 teams will pitch their solutions at the Ventures Annual Showcase, 20 October, and compete for multiple prizes worth $11,000 in total.

The top 5 finalists (in no particular order):

The 501st – Seasonal sorbet flavours using overripe produce.  

Green Mean Machine – A food waste star rating system that incentivises both suppliers and consumers of products. 

Yumi – A buy-one, give-one service to those in need of food products made entirely from food waste.

Chemoo – the collection of non-viable dairy products to produce and extract lactic acid to supply businesses in need by application of polymers, food and beverages, and more. 

Drop’N’Earn – A recycling drop-off station service with redeemable rewards.

Ventures Annual Showcase

View the livestream recording over on the Ventures YouTube channel as the top 5 finalists pitched live at the 2021 Ventures Annual Showcase event.

Make sure to join us at the Ventures Annual Showcase, Thursday 20 October, to celebrate the year that has been and to learn more about the startups who are accelerating ideas to impact.

Join us at the Ventures Annual Showcase