Sustainability Demo Day 2023
What happens when you join forces with industry powerhouses and business owners on a mission to help solve global challenges?
The result, an awe-inspiring afternoon of thoughtful pitches, life-changing feedback, and genuine collaboration and connections.
The inaugural Moreton Bay Sustainability Demo Day was held at Eatons Hill Hotel on Thursday, 28 September, bringing together an exceptional lineup of businesses, social enterprises and initiatives committed to creating positive environmental and social impacts.
The Demo Day provided our participants with invaluable opportunities, such as:
- Connections Established: Participants engaged with like-minded businesses and thought leaders, fostering a network of collaboration.
- Skills Sharpened: Pitching skills were refined, enabling effective presentations of sustainable solutions.
- Ideas Validated: Business proposals received validation, and new market opportunities were explored.
- Big Wins: Exclusive prizes were awarded, providing significant opportunities for growth to the deserving participants.
- Profiles Boosted: Participants earned well-deserved recognition for their achievements and innovative journey.
- Mutual Growth: Collaborative networking with similar businesses was encouraged, supporting collective growth.
Judge's Choice Spotlight
Phoenix Laser emerged as the unanimous Judges' Choice, demonstrating an innovative and less hazardous method for industrial surface cleaning. Their commitment to sustainability and positive environmental impact stood out, aligning seamlessly with the goals of the City of Moreton Bay.
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Sustainability Demo Day Highlights
🌱 Inspirational Pitches
The Demo Day featured live pitches from a diverse selection of individuals and organizations dedicated to driving Moreton Bay toward a more sustainable future. These dynamic presentations showcased the innovative solutions being developed in our region.
💬 Judge Feedback and Q&A Sessions
Following each pitch, judges, including Yas Grigaliunas, Amanda Newbery, and Stewart Moore, provided valuable feedback and engaged in insightful Q&A sessions. This deep dive into each business' vision and processes offered attendees a better understanding of what industry leaders seek in the sustainability space.
🤝 Networking Opportunities
The event provided a dynamic environment for networking, connecting like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and industry leaders from private, public, and academic backgrounds.
🏆 Recognition and Prizes
Demonstrators had the opportunity to gain exposure, validation, and exciting prizes from a pool valued at over $35,000. The prizes, offered by organisations such as the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, SBIM, Moreton Daily, Onyx Legal, SRJ Walker Wayland, Startup Onramp, and Impact Boom, aim to support businesses contributing to a sustainable future.
🌏 Contributing to Moreton Bay’s Future
Participation in the Sustainability Demo Day contributed to advancing our region's economic development goals, shaping a sustainable future, and working toward achieving net-zero goals collaboratively.