Not only will visitors to this event put themselves in front of an audience of investors looking for businesses to back, it will provide an excellent opportunity to deliver a pitch that is both engaging and appealing.
Over the last three years, Pitchfest – which is run by the Centre for Growth at Aston University, BizzInn at the University of Birmingham and Minerva at the University of Warwick Science Park – has put 90 entrepreneurs directly in front of investors and helped bring over £2.75M of investment to the region’s small businesses.
It is a fantastic opportunity to improve the ability to win investment while simultaneously boosting a business’s profile.
What to expect:
The competition begins with pitch preparation, helping to refine your investment pitch.
Judging rounds follow, where you pitch directly to a panel of investors, receiving valuable feedback on your presentation.
Then comes the public final, where the best business pitches compete in front a live audience of investors and entrepreneurs to win the Best Pitch Award and a Golden Ticket to access Minerva’s professional network of Business Angel Investors.
Pitch Preparation: Thu 7 June, Tue 26 June, Tue 17 July 2018
Judging Panels: Thu 5 July, Thu 12 July, Thu 6 Sept 2018
Pitchfest Final at iCentrum, Birmingham: Thu 27 Sept 2018
Each business applying takes part in one Pitch Preparation session. Most will go on to one of the follow-up judging panels, after which selected businesses are invited to present and/or exhibit at the final.