Pitchfest is a pitching competition created to increase the profile of innovative growing businesses, give them the opportunity to meet investors, and introduce them to other innovators and entrepreneurs who could support their business growth. Pitchfest is organised jointly by Aston University, the University of Birmingham and the University of Warwick. It is a perfect platform for growing businesses to increase their profile in front of a national audience of investors, with the finals taking place at Venturefest WM at the NEC on 30th June 2015. Business owners are invited to present their ideas, pitch for investment and take part in this showcase event, with the chance of winning one of several awards.
Pitchfest offers businesses the following opportunities:
• Present to leading investors who are seeking investment opportunities
• Take advantage of pitching advice from industry leaders
• Raise the profile of their business in the region
• Win an award and provide a success story for their company CV
Pitchfest is completely free of charge to businesses. To take part, fill in a short application form available at www.aston.ac.uk/venturefest
Businesses do not have to be pitch-ready to apply; after they have completed the short form they will then be invited to attend a free workshop and refine their pitch with support from specialists at Aston, Birmingham and Warwick Universities as well as experienced investors. Businesses will then be invited to practice their pitch in front of expert panels. Selected participants will go through to present their pitches at Venturefest WM on 30th June and those not pitching in the final will be invited to attend with a stand, and be listed in the event materials.
Venturefest West Midlands takes place on Tuesday 30th June 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham. This one-day event will bring together entrepreneurs, investors and innovators to meet, engage, and discuss ideas. For the full programme, and to register to attend, go to www.venturefestwm.co.uk
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