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Entries for KPMG Global Tech Innovator competition closing soon

Entries for the second annual KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator competition close on 15 June. Australia’s leading technology innovators and future tech titans will get the chance to compete against entrants from 22 other countries around the world. In 2021 entries were received from 17 countries, but Australia wasn’t one of them.

“You’ll pitch your innovations and present your growth ambitions to a panel of industry professionals,” says KPMG. “We understand the impact that technology trailblazers like you are having on the world. Whether yours is a pure technology company or you’re tech-enabled, tech-led or tech-driven, we want to hear from you.”

What makes a Global Tech Innovator?

Applicants are typically technology entrepreneurs who are successfully making the transition from the startup phase to the next stage in the growth of their businesses. They have developed innovative, proven technologies, established robust business models, demonstrated traction and have the potential to scale up globally.KPMG is seeking entries from companies that have been established for five years or less. Finalists will receive an unrivalled platform to profile their business, says the firm:

  • Exposure: pitch your innovations and present your growth ambitions. Winning companies will be featured in KPMG’s “Winners Report” and local media profiles. They will also receive global attention among key influencers at the final in November 2022
  • Recognition: profile your business throughout the competition, leveraging KPMG channels and local media.
  • Networking: connect with like-minded peers, key industry experts and influencers both locally and globally.
  • Go global: Winners will automatically progress to the Global Tech Innovator final, to be hosted in Lisbon, Portugal in November.

Each company will be given a total of approximately 10 minutes to both pitch and answer questions from a judging panel. All presentations must be in Microsoft PowerPoint or PDF file format. A detailed pack outlining requirements will be shared with shortlisted businesses when appropriate.

All applications will be scored based on six, equally-weighted criteria:

  • disruption and innovation
  • market potential
  • customer adoption
  • market traction and marketing
  • long-term potential
  • pitch quality.

Australia’s startup sector has proven it’s ability to produce companies that have global impact,” says Amanda Price, KPMG’s head of High Growth Ventures. “These innovators change the game in their respective industries, creating markets, providing high-value employment opportunities and bringing new products and services to the world.

“This competition aims to shine a spotlight on important Australian innovations and support the continued growth of the top tech innovators who are helping to change the world. Whether they are tech-enabled, tech-led or tech-driven, we encourage all startups to take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to take their businesses to the next level.”

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