03 December 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Academy Xi, Level 3/45 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Event description

StartupBlink’s latest research report shows that Australia has jumped six places to become the 5th most startup friendly country in the world. The rapid ascension of the likes of Canva, Prospa and Atlassian have proven just how strong the Aussie startup ecosystem has become.

At Academy Xi we love connecting, supporting and growing startups. By regularly hosting our Pitch X Night, we provide opportunities for applicants to pitch their business or idea in pursuit of investment and mentorship. 

Whether you’re already founder, a budding entrepreneur, or merely looking for inspiration, join us at our Pitch X Winners – Road to success where former Pitch X winners will share their experience of creating and delivering their business pitches. 

Our panelists will discuss the importance of getting comfortable with being on stage, as well as sharing their unique entrepreneurial journeys.


Tony Tan

Founder & CEO of Silfresh

Tony Tan is the Founder & CEO of Silfresh Sustainable Packaging. Silfresh is a packaging innovation company creating environmentally responsible and cost-effective products to reduce single-use plastic. They focus on designing custom silicone products to meet the needs of companies in the food industry, including Woolworths, Qantas, luxury hotel chains and local butchers.

Dr Annie McAuley

Founder and CEO at TalkiPlay

TalkiPlay was founded by Dr Annie McAuley, an experienced medical researcher and mother of two. She applied her biomedical PhD background with her own experience of language loss following an earlier traumatic brain injury - to create a learning experience to accelerate language development through interactive play. TalkiPlay was created to unlock her youngest child’s speech delay, and due to the rapid traction for this product, children globally will have the opportunity to talk & thrive.

Yuan Wang

Tech Founder & UX Specialist

Yuan is the co-founder and Head of Product at Studio Ninja, the world’s best-reviewed business app for photographers. He is also CEO and co-founder of Yump, a multi-award-winning UX agency specialising in user experience design for cause-based organisations. With over 13 years of experience in interaction design, he is passionate about creating customer experiences via lean UX and co-design principles. He's a regular speaker at UX Australia, ADMA courses and technology meetups.

Dates and fees


03 December 2019

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



Academy Xi,
Level 3/45 Exhibition St,
Melbourne VIC 3000

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