Pitch Night Online


Wednesday 19 August 2020

Our ilab Accelerator startup founders are pitching at our virtual pitch night. 

In this tumultuous world of constant change, our entrepreneurs continue to forge ahead to build on opportunities and make a difference.  At the 2020 ilab accelerator pitch event, we will present the cutting-edge innovations of our latest cohort of startup entrepreneurs - from rockets to retail and health and wellbeing, don’t miss the opportunity to see the future being made right here in Queensland.

At Pitch Night, one team will be awarded the Shane Chidgzey Young Entrepreneurs Prize of $5,000.

 5:30 – 5:40pm Welcome

  5:40 – 6:30pm Team pitches and Q&A from experts

 6:30 – 7pm Online audience Q&A with founders

2019's Pitch Night
Pitch Night 2019 

Stars of the show

Our current startup stars include extraordinary founders working on global challenges from space technology, to fintech, and health and wellbeing.

  • Kurin Organics

    Kurin Organics

    ilab Accelerator #14 | Cleaning

    We build practical and ethical solutions, transforming the laundry experience.
  • Open Induction

    Open Induction

    ilab Accelerator #14 | Clean energy, Aviation

    Creating swappable hybrid aeroplane engines that will reduce fuel consumption in commercial aviation
  • PhysiSqueeze


    ilab Accelerator #14 | Healthtech

    End-to-end pelvic floor muscle solution for active women.
  • RapidCheckin


    ilab Accelerator #14 | Web, Software, Services

    Centralised contact tracing reporting app to allow venues to safely open post-COVID
  • Valiant Space

    Valiant Space

    ilab Accelerator #14 | Space

    Developing technology to land payloads on the Moon and return them to Earth.

Founders Stories

Introducing Ian Ling and Kok Leong Chong, co-founders of Kurin Organics.
Meet Lissy Changuion, founder of PhysiSqueeze.
Valiant Space's trio of founders: Andrew Uscinski, Michael Douw and Bryan Greenham.
Meet Open Inductions' founders: Rizal Evans, Mohammad Salah Uddin and Bryan Cando-Andrade.
Introducing the RapidCheckIn founders: Isabelle Fleming and Chris Dwyer.

Expert panel

Luke Anear
Luke is the Founder and CEO of SafetyCulture, a cloud-based platform company dedicated to offering innovative, low-cost, mobile-first products that empower frontline workers. SafetyCulture’s key mobile application, iAuditor, is the most widely used auditing and inspection app in the world with over 600million checks conducted each year.
Leanne Kemp
Leanne Kemp is Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of Everledger. Her company Everledger uses Blockchain technology to track high-value assets such as diamonds, art and wine with the aim of increasing transparency and trust with technology. Leanne is a strong champion of sustainability in business.
Carl Hartmann
Carl Hartmann is a multi-award winning Australian entrepreneur best known for his work as Co-Founder of Temando. The company's software enables merchants to create amazing customer delivery experiences, from cart to customer. Temando has raised over $56 million in funding and established five major global offices.


For more information about Pitch Night or UQ's entrepreneurial programs, contact

the Ventures team