Australia & New Zealand BizSpark partners! I am busily finalising the details for the upcoming Asia Pacific Startup summit. As part of this event we will be showcasing the top 2 startups in BizSpark Australia and New Zealand to an audience that covers the Asia Pacific region and representatives from the US. The event will be over the 22nd & 23rd of March and will be held in the Microsoft Australia Sydney office. The event aims to bring together startups, government and business advisors from across the entire region.

The event aims to put the growing startup community here in our region on the global startup map! There will be more details coming soon on how you can register to attend but at this stage:

  1. Do you have an awesome business idea that you are ready to drive PR around?
  2. Do you want to gain exposure to the Microsoft Marketing engine?
  3. Are you interested in connecting with trade & government representatives from across the Asia Pacific region?
  4. Are you able to travel to Sydney on the 22nd Of March to Pitch your idea in person?

If you answered YES to all these questions then you need to be quick! Create a 5 minute video pitch and get it to me (Catherine Eibner) by Monday the 14th of March. Its probably easiest to upload your video to either youtube or vimeo then email me the link: .

If you are new to pitching I strongly suggest you take a look at the post by Jason Cohen on what NOT TO DO: http://blog.asmartbear.com/startup-lesson.html