GrowthOps sponsors Day 4 of the COSBOA Innovation Games (Victoria)

February 26, 2019
By Kim Fernandes

Paddl Co., COSBOA and the Victorian Government proudly present Day 4 of the COSBOA Innovation Games, sponsored by GrowthOps. This event will be held on March 13th in at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Albert Park. We are looking for students and graduates from a variety of educational backgrounds to join us for this exciting day. Apply Now!

The COSBOA Innovation Games (Victoria) 2018/19 is a series of 5 one-day innovation challenges across Victoria. Each of the 5 days is co-sponsored by a major corporate organisation.

The series consists of five intensive, high-profile, one-day Paddl Games Challenges focussed on an agreed theme enabling 10 businesses and its employees, 60-70 students and graduates, and a major corporation and its employees to team up in innovation teams to surface ideas for new products and services for one of the ten businesses. For Day 4 of the COSBOA Innovation Games, our corporate sponsor is GrowthOps who have set the day’s challenge theme to “surfacing high-impact growth solutions for business.”


GrowthOps is a new kind of partner for major brands seeking to solve complex challenges and overcome disruptive threats. Founded from 8 independent businesses across various sectors coming together to form a new kind of service company, GrowthOps combines leading edge technology, marketing, and change leadership expertise to help organisations identify and realise strategic opportunity. Challenging traditional business conventions, disrupting the status quo, and transforming organisations, GrowthOps has created a new market category of ‘growth services’. They focus on delivering key outcomes - helping businesses ‘scale up’ by driving effective customer acquisition, building and launching transformational products and leveraging emerging technology to improve business performance to name a few.

Paddl Games Challenges are high pressure, fun events designed to create a real workplace experience. Participants work alongside employees from leading organisations as they develop and pitch a real business case to a judging panel of industry experts. Challenges are designed to help participants broaden their personal and professional network, attain valuable experience and put their skills into practice.

The Challenge Day

Similar to our previous COSBOA Innovation Games, the challenge day will be divided into three equal ‘sprints.’ During these phases participants work in cross-disciplinary teams including Paddl professionals, GrowthOps employees, a featured business and a Paddl Facilitator, to identify a problem and innovate a solution based on the challenge theme. After the final sprint, teams pitch their solution to our judging panel of industry experts. This is an opportunity to take the business case each team developed, pitch it in front of a large audience, and receive feedback on the spot.

Challenges are designed to help participants broaden their personal and professional network, attain valuable experience and put their skills into practice. Each student or graduate participant is given the option to meet with a GrowthOps employee in a 15-minute, one-on-one, casual career chat. This is the perfect chance to ask an industry professional questions about how you can kickstart your career and further develop your own experience. Who knows, it may even lead to you being hired down the track!

Oh, and did we mention there are AWESOME PRIZES to be won by the best of the best on the day?

The Details

WHEN: Wednesday 13th March 2019, 8.00 am-6.30 pm

WHERE: Champions Room, Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre, 30 Aughtie Dr, Melbourne VIC 3206

WHO: We are looking for a diverse set of talents to participate, see our open positions to find what’s right for you!


How Can I Apply?

Applications are OPEN NOW, and we’re looking for students or recent graduates from tertiary courses or relevant experience in:

Business & Strategy

Tech & Engineering

Marketing & Comms

Business Analytics & Logistics

UX, UI, Design & Creatives

Submitting your application is super fast and easy! Create your Paddl Profile to get started and add your relevant Activity Cards. Then, fill out your application for the relevant stream with a short cover note telling us why you’re the best person to join us for the COSBOA Innovation Games. Get in quick though - applications close Sunday 10th March!