Business Navigator Pitch Challenge

Business Navigator Pitch Challenge

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Business Navigator Western Downs

Business Navigator links Western Downs businesses with full-time coaches or ‘navigators’ who provide mentoring, support and assist in turning ideas into reality.

The team provides free one-on-one coaching and training and helps businesses with innovative ideas to develop and grow.

Business Navigator is a Shell’s QGC Business social investment program delivered by partners Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise.

To find out more about the program, our navigators and how you can be involved Click here.

Expression of Interest

Register your expression of interest for to the Business Navigator Western Downs team here.

Register here.

Find out more

Find out more about the Business Navigator Western Downs team and what they do here.


Find out more

Find out more about the Business Navigator Western Downs team and what they do here.


Congratulations to our Semifinalists on making it through to the Finals!

If you would like to purchase tickets to cheer our Finalists on, and attend the Business Navigator 2018 Pitch Challenge Finals Night, please click here for more information

Business Navigator's Pitch Challenge

Where entrepreneurs and innovators pitch their business concepts, product or invention to a panel of judges from the business and investment community.

We know there are very creative and interesting concepts from people in our region – this competition will showcase those ideas and offer what it takes to advance them.

The Business Navigator Pitch Challenge is your chance to prove the potential of your business idea, meet people who can help you succeed maybe even win a cash prize!

Competitors will have just three minutes to Pitch before our panel of judges.

All competitors will receive valuable exposure to business leaders & potential mentors and local exposure. Winners will receive up to $10,000 in cash and business support services!

Click here to find out more about the Business Navigator Pitch Challenge Competition.


Applications for the 2018 Business Navigator Pitch Challenge are now open and business owners and entrepreneurs are urged to submit their ideas.

The challenge is part of the Navigator Western Downs program, funded by Shell QGC.

Participants have an opportunity to showcase their business ideas and gain the support they need to turn them into reality.

All semi-finalists and finalists will have an opportunity to take part in online pitch training and will receive exclusive resources and one-on-one coaching to make their pitches even stronger.

Winners from each category will receive a cash prize up to $10,000.

The categories for the challenge are:

Best New Business Idea – for entrepreneurs with a new business idea or have been operating for less than one year

Best Growth Idea – for an existing business looking to expand through innovation

Best Young Entrepreneur – an innovative business at any stage owned by individual(s) aged 18-24 years.

Applications close on Friday, October 12, at