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Two people are holding a large check together. The check is made out to Alessandra Cannizzaro from the Accelerator for Enterprising Women Kickstarter Challenge, dated November 29, 2023, for $30,000. The background features a modern, geometric design celebrating innovative business ideas for women.

Win your share of $60,000 to kickstart your business idea!

The Kickstarter Challenge aims to support Aussie women to create self-made career paths, pursue entrepreneurship as a career choice and master the skills required to run their own businesses. Are you ready to do just that?

The 2024 Kickstarter Challenge is now open. Entries close Friday 16th August, 5:00pm AEST.

We’re giving another five finalists the opportunity to take centre stage and pitch their new business idea for the chance to secure a share of $60,000 in equity-free funding! Finalists will also score a paid trip to the nation’s capital and support for the journey ahead with mentoring sessions, media training and more.

Kickstarter Challenge Timeline

A timeline with five circles showing key dates for women in business: Submissions Open on 26 March, Voting Opens on 29 April, Submissions Close on 16 August, Voting Closes on 23 August, and Grand Final in Canberra on 9 October. Each event is represented by a relevant icon.
Timeline of an event: Submissions open on 26 March, voting opens on 29 April, submissions close on 16 August, voting closes on 23 August, and the grand final in Canberra is on 9 October. This event celebrates innovative business ideas for women aiming to inspire female businesses.

Congratulations Kickstarter Challenge 2023 Winner

Platform Zero is a digital platform linking supermarkets with small businesses via food distributors set to save tonnes of wasted food and provide cost-of-living relief. Alexandra Cannizzaro has secured $30,000 in equity-free funding as the winner of 2023’s Kickstarter Challenge.

The platform diverts tonnes of food from landfill, provides discounted produce to restaurants, cafes and small businesses and better links supermarkets to food charities. Congratulations Alexandra, we look forward to seeing where you take your business next!

A person stands smiling, holding a large check for thirty thousand dollars. The check is addressed to "Alexandra Cannizzo" from the "Accelerator for Enterprising Women Kickstarter Challenge." The background features a banner with the same text and event branding, celebrating women in business.
Alexandra Cannizzaro
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The finalists

Do you have a business idea you would like to submit?

Fill out the form below and we will be in touch with all the details when the Kickstarter Challenge competition opens for 2024.