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Are you a pioneering startup, ready to take on council challenges?

City of Ballarat, City of Casey, City of Whittlesea and Collective Campus are offering a unique opportunity for startups to solve real challenges and hone a viable solution with the tools, support and funding of Councils.

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What are we looking for?

Team

Ideas are a dime a dozen. Execution is everything. We’re after committed teams who are passionate about solving customer problems and creating lasting value through their startup.

Traction

We are keen to work with early-to-later stage startups who have a product in market and want to work with local councils to make an impact on the community.

Innovation

Out of the box thinking is what will separate your startup from everyone else’s. We want to work with companies working with cutting edge tech, software, hardware and business models. Apply if you 'think different'.

Why you should be interested

City of Ballarat, City of Casey and City of Whittlesea offer the start-up community and innovators from Australia and around the world the opportunity to share their ideas, develop proof-of-concepts and work directly with local councils. Successful participants of the program will experience working on the following:

Solve Real Business Challenges

Resolve pain points faced by the community

Long Term Engagement

Gain opportunities to explore additional use cases across the public sector

Partnership

Opportunity to deliver a pilot or develop a proof of concept with sponsor(s)

Access to team

Ability to leverage the networks and knowledge of sponsors

How it works

Selected start-ups will be invited to present a detailed pitch that may lead to the opportunity of working with the program sponsors to solve one of the three challenges.

TIMELINE

AUG
19

Applications open

OCT
18

Applications close

NOV
TBC

Pitch event

THE PROCESS

1

Review the business
challenges

2

Submit your 
application

3

Receive invitation 
to pitch

4

Get selected to 
solve a specific challenge

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