Hume Bank is seeking innovative, driven and visionary people to enter the Border’s first innovation competition of its kind, the Life Tech Challenge. Entrants will have the chance to win $10,000 and mentorship to bring their idea to life.
The competition will benefit the local community by promoting innovation and providing solutions to
improve any aspect of life including; at home, work, agriculture, banking, social, sustainability, health
and wellbeing, school travel or cooking. Finalists will pitch their ideas in front of a judging panel at an
event held at Hume’s Olive Street branch in October.
“This competition aligns our proposition with our commitment to building a next generation community focus. We have a lot of talent in our region throughout schools, universities and workplaces and new
ideas, apps and inventions are being developed every day,” said Hume Bank Chief Executive Officer,
The expert judging panel includes; Jack Hurley – founder of local innovation hub Possum Works,
Jennifer Weller – local business owner of Creativeworkz and Chair of Regional Development Australia,
Xavier Mardling – Editor at The Border Mail and Jason Priestley – General Manager at Southern Cross
Austereo. Judges will provide mentorship to the major prize winner to assist with idea execution and
implementation. Local experts, Litton Legal are also providing mentorship to the winner.
“Technology is changing rapidly and it’s vital that Hume remains relevant to its customers by investing in digital capability and delivering banking essentials seamlessly. This challenge will allow us to collaborate with innovative leaders and partners to help nurture up and coming innovators,” said Mr Marshall.
Entries close 9 October 2017. Apply via Hume Bank’s website humebank.com.au/lifetech