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


FoundX is designed to help grow and connect communities both physically, and through our online platforms

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Upcoming Meetups!

Launching in

Invercargill, NZ

Thursday, 15 November, 2018 — 5:30pm

Crowe Horwath Invercargill
173 Spey St,
Invercargill, 9810
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

Guest Speakers

Dan Frew

Founder, Farm Jam

Brett Frew

Founder, Farm Jam

Started in 2008 by the Frew brothers, Farm Jam is a competition and show rolled into one, for freestyle motocross, mountain bike and BMX riders. Set up on their 1052-hectare sheep farm, Farm Jam is a biennial event that attracts thousands of passionate spectators and some of the world’s biggest names in two-wheeled action sports.
The Frew brothers have 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.

Launching in

Launceston, TAS

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 — 6:00pm

22-24 Paterson Street,
Launceston TAS, 7250
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

Guest Speaker

David Warren

Founder, Altium

David Warren is a science guru, inventor, astronomer and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of what is now Altium Limited, a $3 billion ASX listed tech company, which creates computer-aided design software for the likes of NASA, BMW, IBM, CSIRO and Telstra. David recently retired from the company after a 30-year journey building the business to the international software giant it is today.

Outside of Altium, David is a keen astronomer, and he’s been part of an international team which has made some crucial discoveries about planets beyond our solar system.

David now serves on a number of company boards both public and private. He is a sponsor and supporter of the University of Tasmania, and he is an active promoter of physics and mathematics.

Upcoming Event

Ballarat, VIC

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 — 6:00pm

The Workshop
The Flecknoe Building Ground Floor,
124 Albert Street
Ballarat Central
VIC, 3350
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

Guest Speaker

Kate Davis

Owner & Director, Plate Up Ballarat

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. Providing event services, delivery and project management, Kate collaborates with Ballarat’s thriving and diverse hospitality industry to create and deliver new and exciting food experiences, based on her mantra that “great food starts with great produce.”

Kate is passionate about the Ballarat and surrounding region. She has embraced the opportunity to develop Plate Up Ballarat focusing on connecting and collaborating with local producers across Western Victoria, Ballarat’s restaurants and cafes, and the all-important consumers.


Dunedin, NZ

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 — 5:30pm

Otago Business School
Ground Floor,
60 Clyde Street
North Dunedin
Dunedin, 9016
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

What's in store?

Dunedin, we are back for our last event for 2018!

Don’t miss this pitch night event, where some of Dunedin’s most exciting up and coming startups will pitch for a bundle of exclusive prizes!

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  • Startups pitching for exclusive prizes
  • Panel of expert judges
  • Real time feedback and interactive environment for entrepreneurs!

Stay tuned, more details to come!


FoundX Hills Shire Pitch Night

Thursday, February 28, 2019 — 6pm

Pioneer Theatre
Level 1/14 Pennant Street,
Castle Hill, 2154
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*Drinks & nibbles provided

What's in store?

Calling all founders! Applications are now open for the 2019 Pitch Night, to be held in Castle Hill in February! Pitch your business for your chance to win an exclusive bundle of services!

Does this sound like you?

  • Early stage startup or small business
  • 0-2 years old
  • Operating within the Hills Shire region
  • Looking to grow and scale

If you meet the above criteria and would like to take advantage of this opportunity, download the submission form (on the left) for more details on how to submit your application.

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
Past Event

Norwest, NSW

Thursday, 8 November, 2018 — 6:00pm

Key takeaways:

This workshop provided an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get pitch ready, ahead of our Norwest Pitch Night planned for Feb 2019! Our industry experts shared their knowledge in three key areas of business; Business Strategy & Finance, Branding, & Sales.

Tony Eades

Chief Strategy Officer & CEO (APAC), Salted Stone

Thomas Lahoud

Head of Sales (APAC), Gatekeeper

Matt Games

Chief Financial Officer, Findex


Wednesday, 19 September, 2018 — 6:00pm

Key takeaways:

Event Workforce Group co-founder Bennett Merriman shared his journey from uni student entrepreneur to the Superbowl, now working on some of the world’s largest events!

Guest Speakers

Geelong Guest speaker

Bennett Merriman

Co-founder & Managing Director

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

Program Partners and Contributors

Head office

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