Buy From The Bush (BFTB) has partnered with PayPal Australia to launch a new national competition for rural entrepreneurs and bush businesses, “Buy From The Bush – Big Break”.
The competition calls on Aussies out of the bush to share their great business idea on social media for their chance to win a share of the $ 60,000 prize pool to improve or boost their business.
Buy from The Bush founder Grace Brennan.
“We encourage founders, entrepreneurs or people who have been talking about their business idea for years but only need a little push to get up and present their idea to the universe. And by universe, I mean social media, ”says Buy From The Bush founder Grace Brennan.
Buy From The Bush – Big Break has a low barrier to entry. In the first round of evaluation, pitches are evaluated, which are shared as 15-second Instagram roles, along with an accompanying uploaded three-minute video pitch.
“Buy From The Bush started out as an Instagram account showcasing the beautiful things to buy from drought rural communities. I wanted to support other big ideas from the bush and give other innovative rural companies the chance for their "big breakthrough". It's only natural that we use social media as a channel to make getting started easy and accessible.
“It can only be a seedling of an idea, a proof of concept or an existing bush business that needs a little boost to reach the next level. We look for creative ideas that have strong market potential and that will bring positive results to local rural communities, ”Brennan said.
Ms. Brennan will be joined by a distinguished jury who will use their business knowledge to review and select the top entries, including Birdsnest Founder Jane Cay, Liandra Swim Founder Liandra Gaykamangu and PayPal Australia Marco Steinhauer Finance Director.
Information on how to enter the competition can be found at buyfromthebush.com.au.
Submissions will be judged on how effectively the pitch tells the story of their idea, the uniqueness of the idea, commercial appeal and market potential, whether the idea has a positive impact on the company's local community and the founder's skills.
The jury then selects the 10 best submissions, who are invited to submit a short business plan and present their idea to the experts in order to win the chance for the grand prize:
- $ 30,000 to start or scale up
- Free access to the Buy From The Bush marketplace for one year
- Membership in the BFTB Bush Business Club on Facebook
- A digital marketing accreditation grant
- PR package from The Regional PR Co
- Subscription to an online course and mentoring with Start Lab.
Runner-up will receive $ 15,000 and the Australian public will also have the opportunity to vote on the top 10 entries for a People & # 39; s Choice award of $ 15,000 through buyfromthebush.com.au.
Eric Lassen, Chief Executive Officer of PayPal Australia, said: "PayPal is passionate about helping small businesses by providing them with the support and tools they need to be successful. When Buy From The Bush told us about their idea, To launch a rural entrepreneurship contest, we didn't hesitate to take part. We can't wait to see the brilliant ideas out there and give the winners the boost they need to get started. "
Registrations are possible from now until Monday, October 11th, 12 noon. For more information and terms and conditions, see Buy From The Bush – Big Break.