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Beef Australia 2018 Pitch in the Paddock MC and Judges announced

Posted on February 21st, 2018

Beef Australia 2018 are pleased to announce the MC and Judging Panel for Pitch in the Paddock, supported by KPMG to be held for the first time during Beef Australia May 6-12.

Beef Australia is seeking seemingly complex business models/concepts, service or products that are explained within three minutes with clarity and credibility by entrepreneurs and business owners who have industry experience and or knowledge and are passionate about the opportunities their business will create.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to cultivate your business ideas through gaining exposure to the entire supply chain and local and international leaders, as well as take home some fantastic cash prizes.

This exciting new event will be MC’d by Mark Sowerby, Founder Blue Sky Alternative Investments and Inaugural QLD Chief Entrepreneur, who will lead an impressive and formidable judging panel to judge our 8 finalists.

The Judging panel consists of 5 highly impressive successful business owners and operators including:

Ben Ven Delden, Head of AgTech and Head of Markets, KPMG Australia, “I believe that innovation and evolution have much in common; breakthroughs happen right at the edge, closest to the problem that needs a solution! Pitch in the Paddock is about providing the best of Australia’s many entrepreneurial beef sector innovators with the opportunity to showcase their solution to the industry, receive constructive feedback, and access expert start up coaching insights. KPMG are proud to be donating specialist acceleration advice to the founders of the winning startups.”

Glen Richards, veterinary physician, entrepreneur and investor who is also a Shark on Shark Tank. “I’m very happy to be part of the judging panel for the first Pitch in the Paddock event in to held during Beef Week in Rockhampton on 9 May. Food security and food technology is an interesting space to invest. Looking forward to hearing about innovations in the beef industry.”

Markus Kahlbetzer, Founder & CEO of BridgeLane Group.

Sarah Nolet, Founder and CEO, Agthentic.

Susan McDonald, Managing Director, Super Butcher

When: Wednesday 9 May, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Where: RSHS Sports Complex, Rockhampton

Applications for Pitch in the Paddock are open now and close on March 9, 2018. For full information and applications visit http://beefaustralia.com.au.


Media contact: Sarah Mitchell-Anyon, Marketing and Communication Coordinator, Beef Australia 2018.