GovPitch

What is GovPitch 2020?

GovPitch presents an opportunity for small to medium Australian cyber security companies to pitch directly to decision makers within the Australian federal government.

Companies deliver a short 3-5-minute pitch, followed by Q&A with the audience comprised of government agency heads, CISOs and CIOs.

GovPitch events not only expose growing cyber security companies to government contracts, but also educate government about Australian solutions they might not know about.

In addition, there is an exhibition component where companies can showcase their cyber security product and service solutions by displaying promotional material on tables. This provides cyber security companies with the opportunity to discuss offerings, exchange contact details, organise demonstrations and follow up meetings.

When is GovPitch?

GovPitch 2020 will be held in Canberra on Friday 28 August from 11:00am – 2:45pm in the Federation Ballroom at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra.

Apply to pitch

Please complete the Expressions of Interest (EOI) form if you’re interested in pitching.

Eligibility

Applying companies must have an ABN/ACN, be based in Australia and be a small-to-medium business (as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as businesses with 199 or less people employed).

GovPitch EOI process

Expressions of Interest are open until 18 March. AustCyber will shortlist companies based on the eligibility criteria.

EOIs will be evaluated by AustCyber, in consultation with a selection of participating government agencies. Specialist expertise may be sought, if required. AustCyber may discuss EOIs with applicants for clarification.

AustCyber will select GovPitch EOI submissions for a given GovPitch event based on the following criteria:

  • The government’s self-identified cyber security needs.
  • Whether the company has participated in a previous GovPitch.
  • An assessment of the company’s ability to scale and/or absorb a large government contract.
  • The uniqueness of company’s product(s) or service(s).
  • If the company’s offerings complement the other companies within the GovPitch event:
    • GovPitch events are designed such that the selected pitching companies have sufficiently different offerings that a host government could, in theory, procure all of them.
  • The company’s reputation and maturity within the Australian cyber security ecosystem, particularly concerning its focus on improving Australia’s cyber security sector.

Submission of an EOI does not imply that the submitting company will secure a placement at the GovPitch event.

Terms and conditions

In submitting an expression of interest, applicants agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • Mandatory attendance in pitch training sessions delivered jointly by AustCyber and an external contractor. These training sessions will provide guidance on the structure and delivery of your pitch. Even if you are an experienced pitcher, these training sessions are designed to build a sense of teamwork and partnership among the pitching companies.
  • Mandatory sign up to the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) Digital Marketplace https://marketplace.service.gov.au.
  • Upon AustCyber’s request, provide a video of your draft pitch. As long as the pitch is intelligible, production quality is irrelevant. Smartphone video is sufficient. For simplicity, videos should be uploaded to a private YouTube channel for AustCyber and potentially members of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources to view.
  • Following the GovPitch event, participating companies must agree to provide feedback to AustCyber on any business outcomes from GovPitch at 2 weeks and 12 weeks after the event, as requested by AustCyber.