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They turned their passions into their professions!

Last year the Kickstarter Challenge received 82 submissions, more than 8,300 votes and gave out $60,000 of prize money!

Female founder Hailey Brown impressed the judges at the Shark Tank style grand final to win the Kickstarter Challenge. The 23 year old from Brisbane used the funding to expand her accessibility travel app designed to give everyone, including those with a disability, the opportunity to have a holiday.

The tourism and psychology graduate is the founder of Vacayit, an audio storytelling platform that allows people who are blind or have low vision to enjoy the benefits of travel. The idea was inspired by Hailey’s friend Henry who expressed his frustrations surrounding the lack of experiential information online and how imagery is used to market destinations.

Meet the 2021 finalists

Do you have a business or entrepreneurial idea you’ve always wanted to bring to life? We’ll be announcing more information about the 2023 Kickstarter Challenge – and other exciting events – very soon!