Applications for Pitchfest 2019 are open: is your business ready?

Are you ready to boost your business’ profile and increase your chances of winning investment? Pitchfest 2019 is here!

PItchfest 2019Over the last four 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 over 100 entrepreneurs directly in front of investors and helped bring over £2,750 000 of investment to our region’s small businesses.

For successful applicants, the competition begins with pitch preparation, helping you 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 of a live audience of investors and entrepreneurs to win the Best Pitch Award and a Golden Ticket worth £500 to access Minerva’s professional network of Business Angel Investors.

Whatever the outcome of the final, Pitchfest is about helping businesses gain exposure and build confidence to secure future investment.

Find out how to apply:

Read about other routes to funding on Think Sandwell’s access to finance page.