We are excited to invite the WA Tech community to join us for the 29th Lateral INCITE Awards’ first big event for the year – Pitchfest & Sundowner.

About the event

The Pitchfest & Sundowner event will feature:

  • A strict 1 minute pitch from up to 15 Awards entrants, judged by an industry leader.
  • A People’s Choice voting via our event app;
  • Announcement of the finalists for the 29th Lateral INCITE Awards, progressing to the next phase of phase to phase judging; 
  • A sundowner with drinks and nibbles with entrants, sponsors and invited guests to end the night. 

A big thank you to our Supporting Partner, Spacecubed, for helping to make this event happen!

Event details

The event details for this year’s Pitchfest are below:

Our MC and Lead Judge

Our Pitchfest will be MC’d by industry leader, Charlie Gunningham. 





Charlie Gunningham works for the Australian Government on its signature ‘Accelerating Commercialisation’ innovation fund. The fund provides commercialisation advice and matching grants of up to $1M to eligible novel pre-revenue Australian business projects. It’s been one of the largest supporters of early stage innovation in WA. Over the past few years, 25 WA companies have been awarded grants of over $12M.
Landing in Perth in the late 90s, Charlie graduated top of his MBA class at the UWA Business School. He co-founded the online real estate business aussiehome.com, which he ran for 10 years before selling to REIWA in 2010, whereupon he ran reiwa.com. He joined Business News in 2013 and went on to become CEO, before taking up his current role 3 years ago.

Pitches will be evaluated by Lead Judge, Greg Riebe.


Greg Riebe is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in commerce across a variety of industries. This includes investment management, high technology-based businesses, professional services, mining, retail, insurance and financial services.

Since 2001, Mr Riebe has been the chief executive of his own investment management business – Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR).

EiR focuses on emerging technology-based businesses. Greg works to incorporate investment identification, deal structuring, capitalisation, business development, and exit management.

Greg is an industry leader, with positions in several Australian technology businesses.

Book your tickets today

Tickets for our Pitchfest & Sundowner event is now available for purchase via https://www.trybooking.com/BJBWX