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StartUp Northern Rivers : Pre Accelerator Demo Night and Graduation

Online 20th July
Be the first to see our Pre Accelerator graduates pitch their ideas to our judges.

Book your ticket for Tuesday 20th July – Live on Zoom

Our StartUp Northern Rivers Demo Night is an event to mark the culmination of the Sourdough Pre-Accelerator program for our April-21 cohort.  This will be the first opportunity to see our inspiring graduates pitch their businesses to our panel of highly experienced investors and business mentors.

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, the event will be online.

Thanks to our host and expert in residence Ashleigh Camm,  you can join us on Zoom for a fun time where we will hear from our hardworking cohort, our incredible panelists and still have the opportunity to network amongst our great community.

Sign up and join us from 5:30pm – 7pm with a virtual drink at the end (or during), and if you had already signed up, you’ll receive a full refund and the Zoom details soon.

We’d love to see you there to support our amazing cohort, to celebrate their graduation from the program, and see who comes out on top.

The Sourdough Conscious Business ethos is proudly demonstrated by our regions newest business founders.

Those pitching will be:

Kate Nelson, aka Plastic Free Mermaid with Atoll: An eco subscription box service that’s aiming to make sustainable living affordable and accessible.

Annabel Cator with Ecofi: An app that rewards you financially when you do good by the planet.

Josh Wellman with The Good Egg Folk: A provider of nutritious omega-rich Hemp Feed for your backyard chickens that’s conveniently delivered to your door.

Morgan Gregson with PranaPack: A maker of seaweed packaging that regenerates the planet.

Marina Mangano and Natasha Murray with Sourcefield: A global online movement connecting women through coaching circles.

About our Panelists:

Tom McQuillen of Regen VC

Tom is a Principal at ReGen Ventures. ReGen backs founders daring to build the companies that will restore our planet. Prior to ReGen, he spent five years as an operator in early-stage startups in Australia and the UK. Tom started his career as a consultant before running an environmental NGO in Nicaragua. He has a degree in Information Systems from Monash University and an MBA from the University of Oxford.

Mitra Ardron

Mitra is a Serial Social Entrepreneur and Innovator in the fields of using all kinds of technologies for good. His most recent company, Lumeter, was the leading Pay As You Go technology provider in Africa and was sold in 2017. Now he mostly mentors early stage innovators with the current batch including water treatment in Bangladesh; mosquito control in India and several local companies.

Jane Laverty of Business NSW

Jane Laverty is a passionate and experienced strategist with a depth of experience in economic development, stakeholder engagement, project management, marketing and business/public advocacy.

Jane is currently the Regional Manager Northern Rivers with the NSW Business Chamber and will celebrate 14 years in the region this year working alongside an amazing group of like minded and passionate professionals who believe in the importance of creating jobs and investment in regional Australia. Prior to starting with the NSW Business Chamber Jane worked extensively across the Northern Rivers with business and industry clients, Local and State Government and the not for profit sector.

Book your ticket for  our online event on Tuesday 20th July.

This event is the finale of the Pre Accelerator Program, and marks the completion of an 8-week journey as part of StartUp Northern Rivers.

Born from Sourdough’s collaboration with Flinders University’s New Venture Institute, our Pre-Accelerator Program is for early-stage founders wanting to build purposeful, scalable businesses. It’s an 8 week journey that supports Founders to grow their idea from a concept to a Minimum Viable Product, and towards a sustainable and viable business model that serves our region and beyond.

Starts 5:30pm-7pm

The Pre-Accelerator Program would like to acknowledge and thank our partners:

Agency Byron

Byron Ventures

DNA Pathways and 

Hello Again.



Please note: You may be photographed or filmed for marketing purposes while attending this event. Please advise the organiser if you have questions, concerns, or do not wish this to happen. As an attendee you will be added to the SBP mailing list for event correspondence, follow up and upcoming event information.  The option to unsubscribe is available at any time.