In its third year, BIGTECH is set to rise to a new level in 2019, revealing the nine finalists that will showcase their products at this year’s BIGSOUND in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley from September 3-6.
This year’s event welcomes diverse products including a real-time music analytics app, a live music and DJ booking marketplace, online tour management tool, music education platform, Spotify-integrated tablature website, event hire aggregator, technologist management, VR video creator, and even a new musical instrument.
Inhabiting the space where music and technology meet, the selected companies will attend a boot camp prior to BIGSOUND where they will be mentored by national and international experts including Warner Music Australia VP of Commercial Partnerships + Audience Management Simon Cahill, mechatronics engineer Nathanael Miller, tech entrepreneur Philip Vafiadis, Investment Fund manager Tamara Mills, international startup community leader Philippe Ceulen and more.
The finalists will then pitch to a live audience at BIGTECH Pitch on Wednesday September 4, with a $5,000 cash prize on offer with thanks to the Warner Music Group. All products and company founders will be available to chat and show-off their products at the BIGTECH Showcase at Cloudland from 10am-5pm on September 4 and 5.
“One of the pivotal things that BIGSOUND provides is the opportunity for emerging artists to be discovered. BIGTECH is a wonderful extension of that, allowing new technologies to be discovered," said QMusic CEO Angela Samut.