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SCCU Venture Young Leaders hosted a LIVE Pitch Session for Entrepreneurs under 40, in front of judges for a chance to win $5,000 to put towards their business.

The Catch?

Their business activities must touch on at least one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With 5 minutes on the clock, eight great local entrepreneurs pitched their business or idea to a packed out venue. 


Social impact is a critical part of our mission, and the event was a way to help spread that message to the business community here on the Sunshine Coast.

The event was a community gathering, and a networking opportunity with live music, food vendors and door prizes.

Check out the video highlights of VYL Pitch 2019. 

Meet The Pitchers 

We invited people under the age of 40 to apply, and of the approximately fifteen who did, eight were selected. Among the criteria was the requirement that elements of their pitches align with the UN’s sustainable development goals. 

Jessica Marola-Hugh - Willow Tree Farm!

 Jessica speaks on sustainable food for the Sunshine Coast.

Stephanie Heinz and Tim Bedford - Ginger Jars! 

Watch our winners speak on how they repurpose leftover produce into healthy meals.

Carly Daley - Modern Hippie Health and Wellness

Carly speaks on how Modern Hippie Health and Wellness provides safe and sustainable skin care products for the whole family.

Kelly Schuster - Kelly Schuster Speech & Language Therapy!

Click to watch Kelly speak on how Speech and Language Therapy helps children overcome adversity.

Enchanted Toys and Games

Brit Boyd & Jenny Silver from Enchanted Toys and Games speak on how it is more than a Toy Store: It’s an inclusive community hub.

Tariq Abdulrahman - Sunshine Coast LIFT Strength & Conditioning Centre!

Click to watch Tariq speak on LIFT’s fitness, boxing, and commitment to diversity.

Jesse and Leanne Waldorf - Strait Up Climbing

Click to watch Jesse speak on how Strait Up Climbing is committed to offer climbing for all abilities.