Innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs with high growth potential seeking investment are being encouraged to apply to take part in Pitchfest 2016, a pitching competition being run as part of the inaugural Venturefest South West on 18th October 2016 at Sandy Park, Exeter.
Pitchfest offers innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to increase the profile of their business in front of investors and influencers. Successful applicants will have access to free, regional workshops and support in investor readiness and pitch coaching prior to the main event. Those making it through to the final will pitch to a panel of experts including Jenny Tooth, CEO of the UK Business Angels Association, the trade body for angel and early stage investing and Darren Westlake, founder of Crowdcube, the world’s leading investment crowdfunding platform. The winner will receive a package of business support and the opportunity to connect with investors and those who can help grow their business.
Venturefest South West is the flagship event for the region’s innovators, entrepreneurs and investors, championing the most cutting edge innovation, technology and entrepreneurship coming out of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset in 2016. The October event, the first of its kind in the South West, brings together talented small enterprise innovators and entrepreneurs from across the region along with investors on the lookout for emerging talent. Attendees can make valuable new connections and take away insights and advice from world-class speakers and the region’s trailblazing technology companies.
Pitchfest is free to enter, applicants should use the links below to download their preferred version of the application form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 9th September 2016.