30 May 2017 | 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Event details

Pitch X is back!

Due to the popularity of Pitch X we’re bringing it back with a vengeance!

Again we’re going to be teaming up with some of Sydney’s best startups, and start-up founders to help you grow your pitching skills and to help grow the Sydney Startup community.

This is a friendly, fun, pitching competition, providing attendees with an opportunity to practice and refine their pitch and progress their startups’ message. We encourage everyone to do a 1-minute pitch; it’s a great way to speak and connect with the startup community. In the pitch, you’ll answer key questions: what problem are you tackling? What is the solution you’re creating?

It doesn’t matter what you’re pitching for:

-Pitch for a co-founder
-Pitch for support
-Pitch for resources
-Pitch for funding

So come on down and just pitch in and pitch us!

Please fill out this form here, if you plan on pitching! 


You can pitch in any way, but you may want to try to include which of the following is relevant to you;

  • Intro yourself and/or your team
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Stage or traction
  • What do you need? Support, funding, resources etc
  • Anything else you want to include

The Night

Anyone can put their hand up to pitch on the night. The first round will consist of 1-minute pitches. Our Judges will choose the top pitches to progress to the 2nd round.

For the second round, you will have up to 5 minutes to pitch. The judges will then pick the best of round 2 to progress to the finals.

Finalists will make a final pitch to win the night. Stay tuned: We’re lining up some awesome prizes!

The Judges:

Ben Wong CEO and Co-founder of Academy Xi

Bradley Delamare CEO of Tankstream Ventures and Labs
Tashi Dorjee : CEO and Co-founder of TwoSpace
Rajeev Gupta: Partner – Alium Capital Management

Please fill out this form here, if you plan on pitching! 


Ben Wong

CEO and Co-founder of Academy Xi

CEO and Co-founder of Academy Xi, a future focused education company that provides courses and training programs in the areas of design and technology for youth, to working professionals or companies looking to skill up. Ben has been an advisor for VR companies like Acme Virtual, to mentoring at Nasa Space Apps Hackathon and even WWF’s Designathon. Prior to this he worked across a number of startups from beacon based game apps to hospitality marketplaces. Having spent the last 4+ years in digital education he is on mission to change the world through education by leveraging technology to solve the digital skills gap and make quality education more accessible to all.

Bradley Delamare

Tankstream Ventures and Labs

Bradley Delamare is the CEO for Tank Stream Labs. He is responsible for leading all aspects of Tank Stream Labs business including operations, corporate partnerships, attracting talented entrepreneurs and innovative start up businesses to join the Tank Stream Labs community.

Tank Stream Labs is one of the largest technology co-working community in Australia. It has nearly 100 companies and 300 members along with a successful alumni network.

Prior to Tank Stream Labs, Brad spent more than 10 years at Ernst & Young working within the technology division across Australia and United Kingdom. His career history covers a diverse range of experiences including Accounting, Transaction Services, Business Development and entrepreneurship

Annie Luu

Head of Culture, Founder Coach & Asia Expansion

Annie has a diverse background across Operations, Sales, Project Management, property development and human potential growth. She started coaching start-ups in 2013, focusing on sales, partnerships and founder development training to ensure founders continually look to improve their blinds spots as a team.

As the Head of Investible Asia & Culture, she delivered 3 accelerator programs and coached teams on founder chemistry, pitching and business development, with all teams successfully raising seed capital. Annie is passionate about building a strong Asia ecosystem to support start-ups scale fast.

Tashi Dorjee

Chief Space Officer at TwoSpace

Tashi Dorjee is the co-founder and Chief Space Officer of TwoSpace, a startup founded here in Sydney which turns restaurants that are closed during the day into a network of co-working spaces. Today, TwoSpace has grown networks not only in Sydney but also in Melbourne; members work from gorgeous restaurants, rooftop bars, and beachside lounges with ocean views. TwoSpace is gearing up to launch a global network, with the first international co-working community  growing in Singapore.

Before TwoSpace, Tashi’s startup journey began with a love for the environment. Tashi is a Director of Carbon Conservation (CC): the first company to use carbon finance to conserve tropical rainforests. CC was winner of Environmental Finance Magazine’s Carbon Finance Deal of the Year with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for the Ulu Masen project in Aceh aiming to conserve 700,000 hectares of forest in Indonesia. Such is also the subject of the documentary film “The Burning Season” narrated by Hugh Jackman which focused on the stories of forest orangutan conservation and challenges of development.

His fascination of sustainability and drive to make an impact, has had him lead and work on startups ranging from tech product development and tourism projects with Google Glass (the first outside the USA), to socially conscious condoms. Tashi is also an Australian Ambassador for the United Nations Women Singapore Committee and the Project Inspire program, which helps young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia Pacific.

Tashi holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Rajeev Gupta

Partner - Alium Capital Management

Rajeev has 20 years of experience analysing, investing and building technology companies. Rajeev began his career as a graduate at BT Australia. He then joined Goldman Sachs, where he worked for 8 years in the investment group in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York with a focus on listed and unlisted technology companies. Rajeev then utilised his technology experience as a portfolio manager at both Tribeca and Merricks Capital where he ran market neutral technology funds. After a short stint at Macquarie Bank, he then built his own 25-person technology start up called Geckolife. Rajeev has an Honours degree in Finance and Econometrics from the University of Sydney, and mentors several start-ups through his association with Accelerating Commercialization Australia and Founders Institute and sitting as an Advisory Board Member of several unlisted businesses.

Dates and fees
30 May
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Academy Xi,
66-68 Devonshire St,
Surry Hills NSW 2010

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