WBGS Reality TV Debut on RiverPitch
We are excited to announce that the World’s Biggest Garage Sale CEO Yas Grigaliunas is one of the QLD contestants on an innovative new program, RiverPitch that launched Tuesday the 26th of February at 7:30pm on Your Money (Ch 95 on FTA or Ch 601 on Foxtel).
In partnership with ACS and River City Labs, RiverPitch puts 24 Australian start-ups in the spotlight and on the fast track to growth, promoting and championing the Australian entrepreneur! Kylie Merritt, CEO of Your Money, said RiverPitch reflects both organisations’ commitment to supporting “Australian business and innovation”.
Hosted on Your Money, over the course of eight weeks, 24 contestants from around the country will compete to win a prize valued at $20,000 and to be named the overall winner.
During the eight weeks, each contestant works with an industry leader, mentoring them in perfecting their pitch, including:
- Steve Baxter, investor and founder of Transition Level Investments, and former judge on Shark Tank Australia
- Peter James, Chairman of Macquarie Telecom Group , Nearmap and Droneshield
- Sheona Devin, Executive Director of VIANT Group and Co-Founder + GM – Planit Testing
Once the contestants have made it through the first round, they’ll face the judges:
Yas Grigaliunas commented, “When we held our very first World’s Biggest Garage Sale back in 2013, we dreamt of being on national television, so it’s incredible we are actually going to be one of the 8 Queensland startups on RiverPitch. And it’s a great group of startups! A big thanks to Your Money, ACS and River City Labs for this opportunity.”
You can tune in each week to see the judges evaluate each contestant’s pitch and determine the viability of each product’s potential to scale, the market fit, and the entrepreneur’s passion to succeed.