UPitch Tasmania

Event Information

UPitch is an inspiring pitch night for people to test drive their innovation or creation, gain support and compete to make their ideas a reality.

Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their idea and concept in front of a panel of judges and senior members of University of Tasmania and receive mentoring, publicity, ongoing marketing opportunities and special custom-made trophies celebrating the inaugural event.

Key Information

Where: University of Tasmania, IMAS Hobart, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, Hobart, TAS 7004.

When: 5:30pm – 8:30pm Monday 15 October 2018.

Who: Entrepreneurs, students, designers, engineers, software developers, hackers, professionals, and anyone else interested in start-ups.

Free to enter and you can register as an Individual or as a team.

The Winning Prizes

The selected winner receives a trip to Sydney to compete in 'Pitch for a Million'

Pitch for a million is global event, with over 600+ start-ups from across the region will compete for the grand prize of $1 million dollars in investment*

The UPitch finalist will have the opportunity to win special custom-made trophies celebrating the inaugural event







View full rules


All submissions must be published on Devpost by 1st of October. 

The competition is open to all: students and members of the public. Contestants under 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


  • Video Pitch (3 mintues) 
  • Project Name
  • Overview on project idea
  • List of project team members (max 3)

How to enter

Video Submission

Entries must be published on Devpost, with a 3 minute pitch video 2018. Please include team name and list of team members (maximum of three per team).

You can enter as a team or individual on Eventbrite. Once you have registered you submit a project name and video onto Devpost.  

How it Works

Step 1. Register via Eventbrite

Step 2. Submit a 3 minute pitch video to DevPost platform to qualify as a Pitcher

Step 3. Finalists are selected and will have a mentoring session where they practise their pitch on Friday, 12th October 2018

Step 4. Live Pitch, judges announce regional winners. The winning pitch will represent Tasmania and win a trip to Sydney to 'Pitch for a Million'. Please see the website for full details. Terms and conditions apply.



University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania
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Judging Criteria

  • 3 Minute Pitch Video
    Submit a 3 minute pitch video to DevPost platform to qualify as a Pitcher
  • Delivery of Pitch
    Delivery of pitch, clarity, related to the audience and enthusiasm and passion.
  • Business Case
    Business model, product uniqueness and depth of development. Product and technology
  • Potential for Impact
    Potential for Impact Would the application and associated plan have real impact economic, societal, environments. Can it change the world, or at least help someone in your community?
  • Best Individual
  • Best Team
  • People Choice