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Pitchfest

Written by Stephanie Churchman on 24 February 2020

Intensive pitch training and investor networking for small and medium businesses.

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Pitchfest East: Dartford

27 February 2020: Showcase Day

Pitchfest Midlands: Birmingham

12 Feb 2020: Training Day 1
20 Feb 2020: Training Day 2

5 March 2020: Selection Day
19 March 2020: Showcase Day

Pitchfest North: Leeds

19 Feb 2020: Training Day 1
3 March 2020: Training Day 2

17 March 2020: Selection Day
31 March 2020: Showcase Day

Pitchfest East: Cambridge

3 Sep 2020: Training Day 1
17 Sep 2020: Training Day 2
30 Sep 2020: Selection Day
15 Oct 2020: Showcase Day

Pitchfest is a training and showcase programme delivered by the Enterprise Europe Network in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).

 

Participation is by application and selection only.

 

Raise investment and get support

 

UK-registered small to medium businesses (SMEs) looking to raise between £100,000 and £2million are taken through a four-stage process culminating in an opportunity to pitch directly to investors including angels and VCs. Up to 20 companies are selected to take part in two training days and a selection day, and up to 10 are taken through to a showcase day during which they pitch to a panel of investors in a private session.

 

Companies will receive one-to-one support from an Enterprise Network Europe adviser as well as feedback from a panel of specialists, receiving advice on:

 

  • Developing an elevator pitch
  • Crafting an engaging pitch deck
  • Receiving expert feedback and access to outside thinking from mentors
  • Building partnerships and interacting with peers who are facing similar challenges
  • Showcasing business ideas to multiple investors.

 

 

Pitchfest in numbers

 

 

  • 76 Pitchfests to date across England
  • 147 innovative companies trained
  • 69 companies pitched to investors
  • 167 investors attended
  • £2.5 million raised to date.

 

Apply now

 

Contact us to express your interest in taking part in a Pitchfest near you.