Congratulations Hailey Brown, the winner of the Kickstarter Challenge!
The Accelerator for Enterprising Women invited young women from around Australia to submit their entrepreneurial or business ideas into the Kickstarter Challenge for a chance to turn their passions into their professions!
Female founder Hailey Brown has pitched her way to win $30,000 in seed capital at a Shark Tank-style event in Canberra today. The 23 year old from Brisbane will use 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.
Kickstarter Challenge TimeLine
May – August
14 May – 17 OctoberSubmit
14 NovemberVoting closes
March – August
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1 August – 14 November
Share your submission in socials to be in to win the popular vote, while a panel of expert judges will select the remaining four finalists.