Pitch Night


5pm, Thursday 12 November 2020









Startups start here

Join us for a night of big ideas and innovative solutions as we showcase the incredible talent of the 2020 University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship cohort.


Five startups from the cohort will pitch their business ideas for solving real-world problems, giving it their all for our expert judging panel.


There’s $10,000 in seed funding up for grabs, while you’ll also have your chance to vote for the People’s Choice Award.


A new look Showcase experience

We’re taking Showcase Pitch Night to the virtual world and can’t wait to connect with you online. Don’t miss your opportunity to cheer on emerging talent and support the Australian startup ecosystem!


Five teams from the 2020 cohort pitch for cash prizes 

Q&A with esteemed judging panel

Opportunities to connect in with the Wade family

Updates from UpSchool, VC Catalyst and the whole Wade crew

Meet the judges

Peter Wade

Benefactor, Wade Institute


Judy Anderson

CEO, Startup Victoria

Ariane Barker

CEO, Scale Investors, VC Catalyst alumna



2020 Startups

We’re so excited to introduce you to the five selected teams pitching at Showcase Pitch Night:

  • Australian Honey Hub
  • Inaam
  • I Am Mindful
  • Iron WoMan 
  • My Solar Gurus

Congratulations to our five finalists and all the teams from the 2020 cohort for what you have achieved in just a few months. We’re so proud! 

Graduating Class

Meet the 2020 graduating cohort from the University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship. These enthusiastic faces have come from all over the world to turn their ideas into reality.

Driven by passion for making the world a better place, they’ve spent the past year turning insight into ideas, courage into impact, resilience into action – all the while pivoting through a global pandemic.

There’s never been a more entrepreneurial gang, get to know them better.

Showcase Pitch Night 2019

What a night it was! From sports tech to wellness, immigration and cultural experiences, the University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneursnip students tackled some pressing problems and big market opportunities, both locally and globally. Here are some of the highlights.

Master of Entrepreneurship

The University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship is an innovative and highly-practical one-year program for anyone who has an idea and wants to do something about it, delivered at Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship.

The degree is a collaboration between Melbourne Business School, the Faculty of Business and Economics, the School of Engineering at The University of Melbourne and Wade Institute at Ormond College.

Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship

We deliver immersive education programs to accelerate learning, creation and connection.

Established in 2015 through a $10 million gift by highly successful entrepreneur Peter Wade, we have created an education centre for high-calibre talent to build ideas, master the fundamentals and grow a lifelong network. The complete toolkit.

We support people to go further, faster. To learn from experts in a deeply focused environment committed to outcomes. To fail safely, with continuous feedback loops and guidance to test and iterate ideas. To find their tribe and get support from a powerful network of inspired and inspiring creators, experts and industry leaders.

With over 350 alumni, we’re a place for people with bold ideas. Curious and ambitious doers who want to build scalable, impactful solutions to real world problems.

The ultimate training ground.

An immersive executive education program for active investors to gain the best practice tools and skills to make more successful venture capital investment decisions.

UpSchool Workshop is a practical professional development program giving teachers the skills, experience, and connections to facilitate the entrepreneurial development of their students.

An intensive startup weekend bootcamp to test the entrepreneurial waters.

The University of Melbourne is the registered provider of the Master of Entrepreneurship CRICOS provider code: 00116K
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