Cordner Advisory Pitch Competition

Cordner Advisory Pitch Competition

Celebration of Entrepreneurship 2020

  • $5000 Prize Pool for Students
  • Senior Student involvement - Years 7 to 12

We are excited to announce that Cordner Advisory Pty Ltd has become a Gold Sponsor of the Somerset Celebration of Entrepreneurship in 2020! To motivate our future entrepreneurs to pursue their business endeavours, Cordner Advisory has provided a $5000 prize pool, which will be distributed during the Cordner Advisory Pitch Competition at the Festival. We are so thankful for this wonderful support!

The Cordner Advisory Pitch Competition is open it to all students in Years 7 to 12. So, if a student has a new business idea, or is running an existing small business and want financial or mentoring support, we encourage them to register for this competition.


Information for parents about the programme can be located by clicking here, or under Resources on this page.

To register for the programme please contact Mr Dane Oman after reading the Terms and Conditions.


This year our Pitch Competition participants will be nurtured by two of Australia’s finest entrepreneurial leaders and educators - Dr Baden U’Ren and Aaron Birkby. Baden is a charismatic and engaging speaker, who has been involved in the Pitch Competition for the past three years. He will be joined by Aaron Birkby, who was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 after building multiple technology companies, with clients including global giants like Google and YouTube. He has also led 17 trade missions to Silicon Valley, Israel, and Europe. Currently serving as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Queensland University of Technology, Aaron also coaches entrepreneurs, investors and adventurers in building a growth mindset and personal resilience. We thank both Aaron and Baden for sharing their expertise with our students! What a wonderful opportunity for Somerset students to achieve personal success.