GovPitch 2020 is going virtual on 7 July


Based on government advice on the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions related to travel and large group gatherings, AustCyber has taken the decision to transition GovPitch to an online event on Tuesday 7 July from 9:30-11:30am.

GovPtich provides an opportunity for Australian cyber security companies to pitch directly to CISOs, CIOs and decision makers within the Australian federal government. The new July timing aligns with the federal budget process scheduled for October and the first phase of the Prime Minister’s plan for economic recovery.

In line with the change of date and new format, therefore:

  • Expressions of Interest now close on 15 May.
  • Successful companies will be notified by 22 May.
  • Unfortunately, the opportunity to exhibit is no longer available for this event.

Over the coming weeks we will announce the panellists and the revised format, noting that that companies will still deliver a short 3-5-minute pitch, followed by Q&A with the panellists.

This event is delivered in partnership with Stone & Chalk.

Register to attend our online event

If you are from a government agency, industry or a research and educational organisation, you’ll benefit from the sovereign technology solutions being pitched. C-suite members, IT security specialists and procurement officers are all encouraged to attend.

Apply to pitch

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


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

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 Stone & Chalk. 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
  • 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 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.