Pitchfest 2017 is now open for applications

Pitchfest is looking for entrepreneurs who want to win investment and raise their national profile.

Pitchfest is a unique pitching competition that was created to make investors more aware of innovative Midlands businesses. As well as the opportunity to meet investors and other entrepreneurs looking to support growth, entrants could win the Best Pitch 2017 title, £1,000 in cash and investment to help scale up your business.

How does it work?

  1. Submit an application form and upload your summary business plan.
  2. If shortlisted, you will be invited to attend a free workshop. Here you will refine your pitch with support from specialists from Aston University, Warwick University or University of Birmingham. The next workshops take place on 26 April and 11 May.
  3. Selected participants will then be invited to practice their pitch in front of an expert investor panel at one of the Universities. The next panel rounds take place on 4 & 24 May.
  4. Carefully chosen participants will then go to the Pitchfest final at Venturefest WM on 27 June 2017. Anyone not selected to pitch in the final will be invited to attend with a stand, and be listed in the event materials.

Participation is free of charge. The sooner you enter, the more opportunity you have to refine your pitch.

To apply to be a part of Pitchfest 2017, visit the VentureFest website before the 31 May deadline.

For further information, contact the management team on 0121 204 3225.

Businesses can also stay up to date via social media by following @AstonGrowth or using the #PitchfestWM