Last year’s Croc Pitch Winner talks about how Croc Pitch changed his life!



Croc Pitch Sam Pattemore

Corrosion Instruments founder Sam Pattemore is just months away from seeing his business dream become reality.

When Sam Pattemore put his idea to combat corrosion – aimed at the Territory’s oil and gas industry – into Darwin Innovation Hub’s Croc Pitch program last year he emerged the winner.

The start-up investment of $150,000 prize money from Croc Pitch was the leg-up Sam Pattemore needed to turn his sole operator enterprise into a fully incorporated company with a staff of six.

“Corrosion Instruments now has a team of engineers and support staff and we have had requests for trials and quotations coming from all over Australia.”

“Cathodic protection is used for slowing or stopping corrosion of pipelines, but the way they monitor and survey systems is the same way they’ve done it for 60 years.”

“If you are lucky enough to win it is a great springboard to bigger and better things,” Sam Pattemore said.

Read the full news article HERE.
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