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Pitchfest improves your ability to win investment while simultaneously boosting your business’s profile.

Over the last 3 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 90 entrepreneurs directly in front of investors and helped bring over £2,750,000 of investment to the region’s small businesses.

The competition begins with a workshop, helping you develop your investment pitch. Judging rounds follow, where you pitch directly to a panel of investors. Then comes the final where the best business pitches compete before a live audience of investors and entrepreneurs to win the Best Pitch Award and a Golden Ticket to access Minerva’s professional network of Business Angel Investors.

Pitch Preparation: 7 June, 26 June and 17 July 2018

Judging Panels: 5 July, 12 July and 6 Sept 2018

Pitchfest Final at iCentrum, Birmingham: 27 Sept 2018

European Union
Regional Growth Fund
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy