Six finalists battled it out on 19 March 2020 to win the 2020 Pitch Challenge, a friendly ‘shark-tank’ style event where Western Downs entrepreneurs deliver their idea for a new product, service or business and share in over $30,000 przie money.

The winner of the Best New Business Idea was Megan Twidle of Chinchilla. 

Megan's new business, d8denim, (formerly Stytchy Wytchy), repurposes old jeans into unique clothing and accessories.  Currently selling at capital city hand made markets and on Etsy, Megan plans to establish an online store in 2020.

The winner of the Best Business Growth Idea was Annie Cusack of Jandowae. 

Annie is the co-owner of Active Physiotherapy in Dalby.  As a result of 20 years of physiotherapy and women's health experience, Annie has developed a 12 week online program aimed at reducing the impact of incontinence on adult women.

Pitch Challenge 2020 Megan Twidle.png
Pitch Challenge 2020 Annie Cusack.png

Best New Business Idea

First Runner Up

Belinda Jones and Elissa Lean

Personalised Child Safety Tattoos

Second Runner Up

Camille Kennedy

The Steakette Maker

Best Business Growth Idea

First Runner Up

Chris Olm, Chris' Welding & Steel

The Depth Tyne

Second Runner Up

Maggie Pyke, Xpression Dance Academy

Xpression Yoga Academy

It's never too early to start thinking about your idea for a new product, service or business. The 2022 Pitch Challenge will be launched in late 2021!