Inspiring Innovation. Connecting Communities.


Mobilise regional entrepreneurship through Crowe Horwath's extensive community footprint


Upfront value to local startups through engaging meetups, inspiring speakers and valuable business networks


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Upcoming Meetups


FoundX Hills Shire Pitch Night

Thursday, February 28, 2019 — 6pm

Pioneer Theatre
Level 1/14 Pennant Street,
Castle Hill
NSW, 2154 View on map

*Drinks & nibbles provided

You are invited to our 2019 Pitch Night!

We are pleased to announce our next FoundX event where startups have the chance to pitch to our panel of industry experts.

Meet the panel

Steve Vamos

Chief Executive Officer, Xero

Richard Case

Managing Director, Artesian

Matthew Games

Chief Financial Officer, Findex

Philippe Perzi

Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group Goldman Sachs

Dunedin, NZ

Tuesday, March 5 — 5.30pm

123 Vogel Street,
Dunedin 9016
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

Guest Speaker

Simeon Burnett

CEO & Co-Founder – Snowball Effect

Simeon is passionate about developing New Zealand businesses into successful international ventures. Prior to co-founding Snowball Effect, Simeon held many different roles at Fonterra, gaining extensive experience in M&A, external fundraising, international business strategy development and financial portfolio management. He is passionate about building businesses and the New Zealand capital markets, and loves getting away to a remote beach with his family.


Dunedin, NZ

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 — 5:30pm

Event highlights

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We went out with a bang in Dunedin, to end 2018! At this pitch night event, eight startups pitched their businesses to a packed room of community members, business people and investors. The four judges, representatives of Crowe Horwath, Startup Dunedin, NZTE and 2Degrees, had a difficult job to choosing the winner out of a lineup of impressive startups! However, after a long deliberation they granted the first place to Winely, a startup that is introducing the use of AI in the winemaking process!

Past Event

Ballarat, VIC

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 — 6:00pm

Key takeaways:

Kate has over 10 years of experience in the food industry. Her desire to make Ballarat the culinary centre of Victoria inspired the launch of Plate Up Ballarat. Kate joined us in Ballarat to share her passionate plans for the food future of Ballarat. She left us with the mantra that inspired Plate Up: “Great food starts with good produce.”

Guest Speaker

Kate Davis

Owner & Director, Plate Up Ballarat
Past Event

Launceston, TAS

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 — 6:00pm

Key takeaways:

David Warren is the co-founder of $3 billion tech company Altium Limited. Altium provides software to multinational giants such as BMW, IBM and NASA. David joined us for our Launceston FoundX launch and shared his journey as an entrepreneur and science guru.

Guest Speaker

David Warren

Founder, Altium
Past Event

Invercargill, NZ

Thursday, 15 November, 2018 — 5:30pm

Key takeaways:

Every two years, the Frew brothers turn their 1052-hectare sheep farm into an event destination for some of the biggest names in two-wheeled action sports. Dan and Brett Frew joined us to discuss how they applied innovation to put their family sheep farm, which has been run by the family for 55 years, on the map for a whole new unique reason!

Guest Speakers

Dan Frew

Founder, Farm Jam

Brett Frew

Founder, Farm Jam
Past Event

Dubbo Pitch Night

Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 — 5:30pm

Key takeaways:

Jillian Kilby, CEO and Founder of the Infrastructure Collaborative, shared her entrepreneurial journey and then joined our judging panel as seven up and coming startups pitched for their chance to win a bundle of exclusive prizes!

Guest Speakers

Jillian Kilby

CEO & Founder, The Infrastructure Collaborative

Plus, many more meetups were held throughout 2017 and 2018!

Program Partners and Contributors

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Level 17, 181 William Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000.
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