NSW Trade & Investment's new Business Office in San Francisco has marked its official opening earlier this month with a pitching event that showcased a range of NSW start-up companies to Californian businesspeople and investors.
Director, NSW Trade & Investment, North America Jason Seed said the participating NSW companies, shortlisted by Sydney based start-up accelerator PushStart, presented innovations in a wide range of industries including surfing, professional writing, social media and ad tech to an audience of 120 people and three judges.
"Through the pitch event, we aimed to demonstrate the depth of talent NSW has on offer. Investors here are extremely busy and competition is fierce, so we worked with the start-ups to help them nail their pitches in a typical Silicon Valley three-minute format.
"All of the start-ups showed impressive initial traction, a good understanding of their markets and a hunger to take their companies to the next level. The stand-out NSW company according to the judges was SurfedAt, a social platform for surfers that allows them to share ratings of their favourite surf spots."
Mr Seed said several of the start-ups secured meetings with venture capitalists and other service providers such as lawyers and public relations agencies. "One company said its pitch at another event in New York went extremely well due to the advice they received at our event."
Still haven't found what you are looking for? Do a quick search and we'll see if we can help.
Select your language from the options below.
Our newsletter will keep those thinking of doing business in Sydney up to date with news and events.