Pitch Night


Wednesday 14 April 2021

Our Ventures ilab Accelerator startup founders are presenting at our pitch night. 

To venture ahead is to step fearlessly into the unknown. It speaks to optimism, boldness and a determination to lead in times of uncertainty. Our founders are tackling global challenges and creating positive impact.

At the 2021 Ventures ilab Accelerator Pitch Night, we will present the cutting-edge innovations of our latest cohort of startup entrepreneurs - from mining and fintech to medtech and sustainability. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the future being made right here in Queensland.

Download digital program

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 Ventures ilab Accelerator Pitch Night in-person and online. A huge congratulations goes to our 12 startup teams for their hard work over the past three-months completing the intensive Ventures ilab Accelerator program and for presenting their unique visions for a better future.

If you could not join us on the night, the livestream recording is now available to view on the Ventures YouTube channel and can be shared with anyone interested.

View the livestream recording

Founders series

In the lead up to Pitch Night, we'll be introducing you to our 12 teams that will take to the stage and present their innovations.

Follow us on socials @uqventures as we share their stories and watch the Founders Series playlist on our Ventures YouTube Channel.

Watch our Founders Series

Stars of the show

Our current startup stars include extraordinary founders working on global challenges from mining, to fintech, and healthtech and electric vehicles.

  • Acude Foundation

    Acude Foundation

    ilab Accelerator #15 | Education

    Fun cultural connections for little global-citizens.


    ilab Accelerator #15 | Sustainability

    Business as a force to a Net-Zero Economy
  • Bigbluemarble India

    Bigbluemarble India

    ilab Accelerator #15 | Consumer goods

    Saving the planet, one toothbrush at a time.
  • Bloom

    Bloom Impact Investing

    ilab Accelerator #15 | FinTech

    Climate impact investing made easy
  • Deep Connection

    Deep Connection

    ilab Accelerator #15 | HealthTech

    We simulate hands in virtual reality with just an armband.
  • Endla


    ilab Accelerator #15 | Mining

    Fit-for-purpose tools that reduce the lifetime cost of drilling completing and operating coal seam gas wells.
  • envirometrics.io


    ilab Accelerator #15 | Mining

    Automating satellite imagery analytics for environmental reporting in the mining sector.
  • SparkTank


    ilab Accelerator #15 | Business software

    The #1 smart tool to generate and prioritise ideas for problem-solving.
  • Stripped Supply

    Stripped Supply

    ilab Accelerator #15 | Health

    Making diabetes management as simple as humanly possible.
  • Tinn-e logo


    ilab Accelerator #15 | Electric vehicles, Sustainability

    The first boat that’s a good investment for you and your planet.
  • Wine Valet

    ilab Accelerator #15 | Food and beverage

    Helping customers find their perfect wine match.
  • Yuva AI

    ilab Accelerator #15 | Software, Artificial intellegence

    Synthetic Data for Computer Vision AI.

Expert panel

Dr James Fielding
James is the CEO of Audeara and combined his two passions of medicine and music creating a device that uses your personal hearing profile to enhance your entertainment experience. He received a scholarship for the Medical Leadership Program, a combined Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership between UQ Business School and UQ Medical School
Leanne Kemp
Leanne is the 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.
Tanya Titman
Tanya is the Head of Strategic Innovation, BDO Australia and Founder of Acceler8. Tanya is responsible for driving BDO’s innovation agenda by creating business opportunities that deliver continual improvement and is a Partner at BDO in Brisbane.


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

the Ventures team