Pitch Night: GovTech
Startup Victoria is back in 2021 with our first Pitch Night of the year – GovTech!
Originally, GovTech could be understood as simply technology for the public – such as public information communications, urban transportation innovations and public resource access. Now, due to rapid innovation and a need to match the accomplishments and tech adoption in the private sector, startups play an important role in digitising and advancing the public sector.
With GovTech estimated to be worth $400bn globally, the sector is changing and growing, which results in new and exciting startups coming to the forefront constantly. That’s why this February, we’re hosting Pitch Night: GovTech to shine the spotlight on this sector and the startups and founders operating within it.
On the night, we’ll showcase 4 of the best and most ambitious GovTech startups. Together, these founders will pitch their startup on the virtual stage to a room of ecosystem players, fellow founders and expert judges to win The StartupVic Prize Package.
Applications are open to startups solving a public sector challenge. If the Government (local, state or federal) is your customer or your product/service aligns with Civic interests, then this one is for you! Here are some examples of GovTech startups:
Citymapper – a mapping platform for cities that uses realtime data to optimise public transport routes for users and transportation authorities.
OpenGov – simplifies complex government finances—placing them into easily decipherable charts.
She’s a Crowd – using crowd-sourced data to make cities safer for women.
CloudFarming – using AI to improve farm worker safety.
14 January – Applications open
14 February – Applications close
15 February – Shortlisted applicants announced
17 February – Pitch training for shortlisted applicants
18 February – Finalists announced
23 February – Pitch Night!