Shark Tank bit back and everyone was a winner!

Community Health Support took out the win at this year’s Shark Tank Event hosted by JCA’s Jumpstart division.  Jesse Lenn, Executive Director emphasized the importance of CHS’s mission to empower our community with confidence in a first aid emergency.  They were also the recipients of the People’s Choice Award.

Second place went to MedEarth’s Laura Taitz and Cayley Smith who passionately articulated their mission to help\ protect and enhance our natural environment by working with a range of partners to recover usable medical supplies and equipment that hospitals no longer want and would otherwise be destined for landfill.

Abrahams Tent and J Combinator also pitched on the night and received commitments of support from several people in attendance.

Jesse Lenn, Andrew Banks, Nick Molnar, Zara Seidler




Arula’s Stephanie Weiss was delighted to receive support from one of the Shark’s Nick Molnar who committed to funding Arula with a $10K injection to support the development of the next phase of the business that makes custom prosthetics for breast cancer patients.

Over 400 people attended the event on Sunday 27th November at the Intercontinental Double Bay.  With over $60K in prize money, the event attracted over 16 applicants with five making it to the final pitching round.

“Our community is rich in dynamic and forward thinking ideas, powered by the spirit of entrepreneurship.  I know that each and every one of these organisations play a crucial role in our communal landscape and wish them all success in the future,” concluded Alain Hasson, JCA CEO.

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