Bulli filmaker shoots for the stars

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Bulli’s Ella Gibbons. Picture: Facebook

BULLI filmmaker, Ella Gibbons is taking part in a bootcamp at the Sydney Startup Hub this week, competing for a spot in the finals of the 2019 Jobs for NSW Regional Pitchfest, with $20,000 in cash and prizes on offer.

The three-day bootcamp will put 11 ‘startups’ through a range of business development workshops and give them a shot at winning Australia’s largest pitch competition for regional startups.

The young Bulli cinematographer, and producer has created multimedia company The Atlas of Consciousness to share ideas on solutions to world issues such as poverty and climate change through videos, podcasts, and books.

NSW Minister for Jobs Stuart Ayres said the Jobs for NSW Regional Pitchfest is all about shining a spotlight on the best new business ideas that are coming out of regional NSW and helping the entrepreneurs behind them take the next big step in their development.

“These clever startups are fantastic examples of the breadth of creative innovation that is occurring right across our regional areas of NSW,” he said.

Dianna Somerville, founder of Regional Pitchfest, said the semi-finalists will now take part in a three-day bootcamp at the Sydney Startup Hub from August 12 to 14 before competing in a further pitching event.

“The bootcamp will include workshops to coach the startups on different aspects of business including attracting and managing investors, marketing, team and board building and more,” Mrs Somerville said.

Five finalists will be chosen from the bootcamp pitching session to advance to the NSW State Final in Wagga Wagga on September 5. There they will pitch to a live audience and expert panel for a chance to be crowned 2019 Jobs for NSW Regional Pitchfest winner.


About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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