Do you have a great idea that could make a real difference in the world? Would you benefit from knowledge, skills, networks, people and cash to take it further? Well the Peter Farrell Cup (PFC) is for you!
The Peter Farrell Cup (PFC), now in its 20th year, is UNSW's most prestigious competitive ideas program that is fast-tracking the next generation of entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Helping develop both current UNSW students and HDR candidates, the PFC offers applicants the necessary tools, skills, guidance and support to take their ideas from that initial light bulb moment to test and pitch, and potentially launch a real business!
The PFC culminates in a final pitch competition where participants get the opportunity to win a share of an incredible $20,000 cash prize pool to help take their ideas to the next level.
Affecting over a million Australians, colour blindness is a condition that can make it near impossible to read and interpret coloured information of any form at work, school and in other daily activities. eXsight is solving this problem by creating phone screen covers that help colour blind individuals differentiate between commonly confused colours. The screen cover is held in place, and stored when not in use, using a specially designed phone case. This cover can also be used for situations away from the phone.
Emma Casolin and Maggie Feng, co-founders of eXsight participated in the 2018 Peter Farrell Cup and took out the top prize of $10,000 to continue development of their business.
Emma said she was inspired by the experience of members of her family. "My brother has colour blindness and I noticed he has many problems at school and in his daily life," Casolin said. "I was sitting on the bus one day and thought, 'Why isn't there a filter to put on a phone for those who suffer from colour blindness?' And with help from my team, mentor and family, here we are."