A 2-day course on investor readiness and a showcase. #PitchReady19

PITCHFEST 2019 – Enterprise Europe Network

Present your business effectively in front of an investor.

Pitchfest enables you to present your business effectively in front of an investor when seeking funding, through a 2-day course on investor readiness and a showcase.

Applications now open
Enterprise Europe Network South East is now accepting applications for the Pitchfest 2019 Autumn cohort of ambitious companies with innovative or market disruptive products & services and who have the potential to scale up or are already fast growing and are looking to raise between £100k – £1m.

The event is delivered by Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), part of the Innovate UK family of services. The highly focused investor pitch training will be held in Brighton during Pitchfest 2019.

Pitchfest culminates with a Showcase Day where 15 selected companies will present their business ideas to investors with ample networking available to allow a deeper conversation about their ventures.

Why participate?

  • Two days of comprehensive pitch training with leading trainers
  • Create a powerful elevator and 7-minute investor pitch
  • Prepare an engaging slidedeck
  • Get introductions, pitch investors and raise capital
  • Receive real-world feedback from a panel of experts
  • Get the support of an EEN Adviser throughout the process

Who is the programme best-suited for?

  • UK registered, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Innovative companies looking to scale-up
  • Suitable for angel/VC finance and EIS/SEIS registered

Pitchfest 2019 dates

  • Investor Pitch Training day *(part 1): 10th October 2019.
  • Investor Pitch Training day (part 2): 22nd October 2019.
  • Selection stage date ** 30th October 2019.
  • Pitchfest day: 19th November 2019.

Please note:
*The programme requires that businesses attend both training days.
**Companies with previous pitching experience may bypass the training phase and go straight to the selection stage. To qualify for the showcase, companies will need to pitch to a panel during a private session on selection day. Please get in touch for more information.

Pitchfest will be held at a location in Brighton. Full address provided on acceptance to the event.

What’s next? Apply for Pitchfest
Please register your interest on this page.
The application deadline is 5.00pm 31st July 2019.
Applications will be reviewed and all applicants will be notified of the outcome shorly after.

Please note: Registering on this page does not automatically secure a place but only acts to express your interest. Due to the high volume of applications, we will be unable to provide individual feedback, entries will be assessed for suitability.

For questions please contact Oxford Innovation, Jakub Rakoczy / University of Greenwich, James Bristow.

Join the conversation on Twitter using #PitchReady19


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This event is planned and delivered by Oxford Innovation Services and University of Greenwich on behalf of Innovate UK in partnership with Enterprise Europe Network for England, Northern Ireland and Wales and St Johns Innovation Centre.
This event is funded by Innovate UK. As a result, a range of data points must be collected to assess your eligibility to attend this funded event. To comply with Innovate UK’s funding requirements, Oxford Innovation Services and Enterprise Europe Network for England, Northern Ireland and Wales’ delivery partners collect and store your registration data for auditing and project evaluation purposes. Oxford Innovation Services will retain your records for no longer than is necessary, and in accordance with our privacy notice.
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Event Address:

Brighton. Full address provided on acceptance to the event.