Pitch Night

Wednesday 23 March 2022

UQ's startup founders are gearing up to pitch.

Join our startup founders as they pitch to a panel of experts and an audience of students, innovators, and investors from Queensland’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The 2022 Ventures ilab Accelerator Pitch Night will showcase cutting-edge innovations from UQ’s startup entrepreneurs. This diverse cohort of founders range from social entrepreneurs to trailblazers in community building, nutrition, eco-packaging, and STEM education.

Don’t miss this flagship event on the Ventures calendar – it’s an opportunity to see the future being made right here in Queensland.

Founders series

In the lead up to Pitch Night, we'll be introducing you to our 11 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

  • Angela


    ilab Accelerator #16 | Software

    Mobile nightlife app that connects users to venue staff to improve safety standards for women and at-risk.
  • Eclipse


    ilab Accelerator #16 | Sustainability

    Sustainably creating nutritional protein ingredients in partnership with CSIRO using precision fermentation.
  • FuturEcook


    ilab Accelerator #16 | Social Enterprise

    Improving health, education and the environment with smart electric cooking for schools and refugee settings in developing countries.
  • Go Locum

    Go Locum

    ilab Accelerator #16 | HealthTech

    The medical workforce marketplace that connects doctors to hospitals to fill urgent roster vacancies.
  • Graphics et al.

    Graphics et al.

    ilab Accelerator #16 | Education

    Create scientifically accurate graphics and animations in minutes.
  • Lean Systems

    Lean Systems

    ilab Accelerator #16 | Manufacturing

    Software for assembly manufacturing that provides insights into their production inefficiencies.
  • Lewi Software

    Lewi Software

    ilab Accelerator #16 | SaaS

    Chemical Engineering in the Cloud.
  • The Network Loop

    The Network Loop

    ilab Accelerator #16 | FinTech

    Combining equity crowdfunding with entertainment to make startup investing and raising capital more accessible.
  • Tradii


    ilab Accelerator #16 | SaaS, ConTech

    Cloud-based SaaS platform for the construction industry that reduces business costs through efficient vehicle routing.
  • Uuvipak


    ilab Accelerator #16 | Sustainability

    Replacing single-use plastics with clean organic food waste.
  • Vacayit


    ilab Accelerator #16 | Tourism, Disability

    An audio storytelling platform for blind and low vision tourists.

Expert panel

Professor Sarah Pearson
Sarah is an investor at Main Sequence Ventures and Non Executive Director at RACQ. Sarah has extensive global executive leadership experience spanning FTSE 100 multinationals, international C-suite roles in the public and private sector, leading brands such as Cadbury, startups and Venture Capital.
Dr Vu Tran
Vu is the Chief Growth Officer and co-founder at Go1 and is also a medical doctor working in General Practice and has a passion for developing new and innovative ways to promote healthcare in the broader community.
Jason Titman
Jason is Executive Founder and Director at integr8 Group and a SaaS tech investor and C-Level Technology Executive, focusing on scaling up tech companies. With significant experience in eCommerce, FinTech, PropTech, MedTech, and Cyber Security, he takes an active role in his investments.


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

the Ventures team