Got a kernel of an idea you’d like to share?

Hear quick-fire pitches from individuals with startup ideas, and for those up for the challenge, get given two words and a few seconds to devise a business pitch that uses these two words to spark an idea.

Whether you’re coming for the laughs, to pitch your ideas, or simply to cheer on others, we’d love to see you there!

A quickfire round of pitches.

In Southland, many people keep their ideas close to their chest, worried someone might snatch their stroke of genius. But the truth is, an idea holds no value until it’s brought to life.

The first part of Popcorn Pitch offers a platform for anyone with a startup idea or for those wanting to introduce an innovative idea into an existing business. It’s a chance to pitch to a room full of potential supporters and leave with one significant ‘Ask’.

Your ‘Ask’ could range from a simple page like on social media to securing a first investor in your product. Perhaps you’re in search of a teammate, a specific contact, or a skill you need to acquire. Whatever it is, you get one ‘Ask’.

Up to the challenge of pitching on the spot?

The second part of Popcorn Pitch is where the fun really begins – it’s the ridiculous part, open to all. Take a spin on the chocolate wheel, receive two words, and then conjure up a business idea on the spot. Present your pitch to the audience for a chance to win some exciting prizes.


Community Training & Events Calendar  All professional development training opportunities, workshops and courses listed in the Community Training & Events Calendar are offered by Southland Chamber members. Please contact the host business for information including registration / ticketing, confirmations and payment of any fees.

This listing on our Community Training & Events Calendar does not reflect Southland Business Chamber endorsement.   


Xero Training, Invoicing

17 July 2024

12:15pm - 1:00pm

Microsoft 365 Series: Apps in 365

23 July 2024

9:00am - 10:00am

Agri-Business Event for Farmers

23 July 2024

10:00am - 12:00pm