Pitchfest Judge Elected Australian Deputy Prime Minister

It was interesting to read today’s newspaper headlines that Michael McCormack has been elected as the new Deputy Prime Minister for Australia. Those who have been following the EduKits journey will remember that Michael McCormack (as then Australia’s Small Business Minster) was one of the five-person judging panel who awarded The Amazing Annoyatron first place in the national final of the Australia Post Regional Pitchfest competition.

Our new Deputy PM was joined on that judging panel by Jane Kay – founder of Birdsnet, Martin Adams – chairman of the MAP Advisory Board, innovation expert Kerri Lee Sinclair, and Greg Sutherland – CIO of Australia Post.

It’s great to read in the media about the further successes of all who were involved in the competition, right from competitors to the judges and also the events organiser Di Somerville.