READY. SET. PITCH

Are you a creative industry business operating in Moreton Bay Region?

Are you looking to grow, access new markets and customers?

Business owners working in the creative industries sector that are looking to grow, access new markets and customers, are encouraged to take part in the inaugural Creative Industries Demo Day, delivered by Innovate Moreton Bay.

Moreton Bay Regional Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from business owners that are looking for opportunities to:

  • Create new networks and have the opportunity to connect with the region's leading thought and business minds
  • Fine-tune your pitching skills to deliver a successful proposal
  • Gain validation for your business proposal, and have the opportunity to consider and access new markets and customers
  • Win 'money can't buy' prizes and experiences that continue to provide you with the opportunity to grow
  • Raise your profile and gain recognition for your growth story
  • Collaborate and partner with like-minded businesses, providing the opportunity for further growth and validation

Businesses operating in the wider creative industry sector are strongly encouraged to apply. Creative industries in this context not only covers the traditional arts but also includes a strong push towards:

  • Digital industries including gaming, video game design, and publishing
  • Film and Television, including special effects
  • AR/VR
  • Storytelling via digital means including voice-controlled home devices
  • Architecture and design

Please note, to be involved with the Creative Industries Demo Day, your business must have a registered business based in the Moreton Bay Region LGA.

To get involved, please complete the Expression of Interest form below, or contact Steve Butler on 0412 911 546 or steve.butler@mbrit.com.au.

Demo Day Prep Workshop

20th April | 9am - 1pm
Caboolture Hub

Following the EOI closing date (8th April), submissions will be assessed by a panel of expert judges, who will select up to 10 finalists.

These finalists will be invited to 'pitch' on stage at the Creative Industries Demo Day.

Before stepping on stage to pitch to an audience and judges, finalists will participate in a pre-event workshop hosted by world-class trainer and workshop facilitator Jacqueline Nagle of Any Given Tuesday.

This half-day workshop will help finalists fine-tune their skills and unlock the elements of influence to provide them with skills across pitching, story-telling, speaking, positioning, business model analysis, and strategy.

Demo Day Prep Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, 20th April. Before submitting an EOI, please ensure that if successful you will be available to attend.

Creative Industries Demo Day

Wednesday, 4th May | 1pm - 5pm
Caboolture Hub

Hosted by Louise Bezzina, Artistic Director of Brisbane Festival, finalists will be invited to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges made up of industry leaders in the creative industries including:

Amanda Jackes - General Manager at Woodfordia Inc

Diya Eid - Development Producer at Orange Entertainment Co

Mark Gustowski - Managing Director of Innovation Architects

Ben Johnson - Group CEO of Josephmark

Find out more about our Panel of Judges.

The pitching element of the afternoon will be followed by an exclusive celebratory networking event.

Prizes

Although the experience of participating and the judge’s feedback will be invaluable, Innovate Moreton Bay and Moreton Bay Regional Council have secured a prize pool of prizes:

1:1 mentoring session with Wayne Gerard, Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur

1:1 mentoring session with a matched QLD AI Hub expert in residence and 12-month QLD AI Hub membership

Online Audit & IGNITE Marketing Strategy by Matchsticks Digital (valued at $5,000)

Advertising package with moretondaily.com.au (valued at $2,000)

All finalists will have the opportunity to join Innovate Moreton Bay on an Advanced Queensland VIP Precinct tour (including River City Labs, QLD AI Hub, Robotics, QLD XR Games).

KEY DATES

  • Finalists Announced - W/C 11th April
  • Demo Day Pitching Workshop - Wednesday, 20th April
  • Creative Industries Demo Day - Wednesday, 4th May

The Creative Industries Demo Day is part of a suite of innovation programs being delivered via Innovate Moreton Bay, as part of Council’s commitment to the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) which includes the objective of becoming a top ten regional innovation hub.

For more information about Council’s innovation programs see: www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/innovation