Pitch to ASX listed executives at Sky’s the Limit

Sky's the Limit - Cyber Week 2020

Pitching and procurement from Australia’s best cyber security companies with products and services tailored to the needs of corporate Australia.

About the event

What is Sky’s the Limit?

Sky’s the Limit presents an opportunity for small to medium Australian cyber security companies to pitch directly to ASX listed executives. These include executives from key Australian sectors including financial services, health, mining, consumer services and property development.

12 companies deliver a short 3-minute pitch, followed by Q&A with the audience comprised of selected ASX listed corporate executives, CISOs and CIOs.

Sky’s the Limit will showcase leading cyber security companies to corporate contracts and build knowledge of Australian cyber security technology and capability within the ASX300.

When is Sky’s the Limit?

Sky’s the Limit will be held as an online event on Tuesday 27 October from 2pm-4pm (AEST) – during Australian Cyber Week 2020. This event is held in partnership with CyRise.

Apply to pitch

EOIs have now closed

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

Eligibility

Applying companies must fit the following criteria:

  • Have an ABN/CAN.
  • Be a small-to-medium business (as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as businesses with 199 or less people employed).
  • Ownership – more than 51% Australian under the Corporations Act, including shareholdings if listed.
  • Headquarters – can be offshore, but ownership still needs to be Australian.
  • Technology – created in Australia for application in cyber and/ or defence (taking into consideration TRL); manufactured offshore - will depend on capability type and location in supply chain.
  • IP – invented in/ held in Australia as defined by the Patents Act.
  • Revenue – more than 50% in cyber delivery or can demonstrate a deliberate strategy to be growing business focus in cyber.


Sky’s the Limit EOI process

Expressions of Interest are open until 16 September.

AustCyber will then draw a shortlist of companies from those who have applied.

EOIs will be evaluated by AustCyber. Specialist expertise may be sought, if required. AustCyber may discuss EOIs with applicants for clarification.

AustCyber will select Sky’s the Limit EOI submissions for a given Sky’s the Limit event based on the following criteria:

  • Identified cyber security solutions for large/multinational Australian corporates needs.
  • Whether the company has participated in a previous pitch event run by AustCyber.
  • An assessment of whether the company is ready to scale for large/multinational Australian corporates.
  • Whether the company’s technology solution(s), product(s) or service(s) are unique.
  • If the company’s offerings complement the other companies within the Sky’s the Limit event. The event is designed such that the 12 pitching companies have sufficiently different offerings that a large/multinational Australian corporate could, in theory, procure all of them.
  • The company’s reputation 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 event.

Successful applicants will be notified by 21 September.

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 also designed to build a sense of teamwork and partnership among the six pitching companies.
  • 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.
  • Mandatory attendance at the technical run through in mid-October 2020.
  • Following the event, participating companies must provide feedback to AustCyber on any business outcomes from Sky’s the Limit at 2 weeks and 10 weeks after the event.

Attend the event

Registration to attend the event (without pitching) will open in late-September.