Reward for big ideas

Reward for big ideas

Docklands co-working space Hatch Quarter has announced $33,000 worth of services to a worthy start-up business.

The prize was announced at a function on May 11 and will be awarded following a Pitch Night for short-listed candidates.

Hatch Quarter director Aiman Hamdouna explained that the services would allow a fledgling start-up business to get going.

“The prize will give the chosen start-up a place in our Hatch program to develop their idea and launch their business,” he said.

“They will also be given services from our partners at Mo Works Creative Agency and Blitzm Systems. Mo Works will provide the start-up with branding and digital marketing and Blitzm Systems will offer consultations on software engineering and development, working towards a product prototype.”

Mr Hamdouna said the prize was part of the group’s long-term commitment to nurturing emerging start-ups and developing the start-up ecosystem in Victoria and beyond.

“The winner will be chosen from a group of shortlisted applicants, who will be invited to participate in the Pitch Night for the Start-up Prize 2017,” Mr Hamdouna said.

Applications close at 11.59 pm on July 1. Further information can be found at the Hatch Quarter website

Mr Hamdouna said that, although the prize was labelled for start-ups, it was still possible for solo entrepreneurs to enter.

“The most important thing is that you have an original idea that offers some kind of innovation and that you’re ready to fully commit to it,” he said.

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