PA2health takes out Young regional pitchfest

Narelle Hunter, PA2health cofounder.
Narelle Hunter, PA2health cofounder.

PA2health will compete against the best regional startups in NSW after winning the Young Jobs for NSW Regional Pitchfest - Australia's largest pitch competition for regional startups, designed to unearth the next big business ideas.

PA2health has secured an all-expenses paid trip to a three-day regional bootcamp at the Sydney Startup Hub on August 12-14.

From there, five finalists will be selected to compete for a share of $20,000 in cash and prizes at the NSW state final in Wagga in September.

PA2health cofounder Narelle Hunter from Bribbaree said it was a wonderful experience being a part of the 2019 regional Pitchfest representing the Hilltops region.

"I am one of five co-founders of PA2health, a digital four-week challenge designed to improve the mental and physical health of regional Australians," Mr Hunter said.

"We're so grateful to have this opportunity to share our company purpose and meet the other finalists."

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke congratulated PA2health.

"Regional areas including Young are filled with smart innovators whose ideas and drive can help create new jobs and businesses for the future. Events like this help build a growing culture of entrepreneurship in our regional communities," Ms Cooke said.

Minister for Jobs Stuart Ayres said the Jobs for NSW Regional Pitchfest was about unearthing the next big business ideas from regional NSW.

"We hope to assist more budding entrepreneurs to grow and eventually take on global markets as a result of this year's regional Pitchfest," Mr Ayres said.

"The NSW Government wants to do everything it can to create the right environment to help startups."