Innovative start-up businesses can apply for Pitchfest 2019. This free-to-enter pitching competition enables start-up businesses to pitch to influencers and investors. Selected business will also be given guidance and training before the event.

Successful applicants will have access to free, investor readiness workshops provided by The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). Companies making it through to the live finals at Venturefest South West, hosted by UK Business Angels Association, will pitch to investors covering product demand, potential for growth, company expertise and competitor advantage.

Businesses interested in applying for Pitchfest 2019 should complete the application form on the Venturefest SW website (www.venturefest-sw.co.uk) by the close of play on Monday 22nd April. Businesses applying should operate within the key theme sectors of Venturefest South West.

Pete Morris from Lockabox entered Pitchfest 2016, “Entering Pitchfest was very helpful for our company even though we didn’t win. The feedback we received help us to change the shape of the business and move into new areas, which have proved beneficial for us as a company.”

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