Pitchfest

PitchFest is an investment competition with a £5,000 cash prize and 12 months of support to realise your business plan.

It will also connect you with real investors, interested in your ideas. This competition is open to any business or individual in the Yorkshire region looking for support to develop innovative ideas, or to get investment to grow your ideas.

 

We've been through the first round, in which 48 companies applied.

We've had our Workshop Day ...

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and here's the shortlist of 10 who have been selected to go through to the second round 'pitch-offs' :

 

Bookaroo - Simon Edwards & Dan Akers  


Waterwall Limited ( Moti Lab ) - Richard O'Neill 


Smart Stable Ltd - Kareem Baqai, Simon Klippel & Rowan Simms


Strip the Willow - Jon Johnson 


Supply Box - Chloe Mortimer


Desi High Street - Kuljit Thiaray


Myroo Skincare - Rachael Dunseath


ClearSky Medical Diagnostics - Dr Stephen Smith


InspirAbility - Shamila Akhtar


Rocket Horse Ltd (Kwizzbit) - Mark Walsh

 

These teams will be now be attending our Workshop Day on 30th September hosted by Hiscox, where they will get training, advice and help to fine-tune both their business case and their pitches.

Next step is the 'Pitch-Offs', where the 5 finalists will be selected to present in our live finals at Venturefest on 16th November.

 

Stage 2: The Pitch-Off
11th Oct '16

In the second round, our 10 short-list-ers were asked to make a 5 minute video-pitch. 

On the basis of these, 5 finalists have now been selected from the shortlist of 10.

 They are ...


Supply Box - Chloe Mortimer


Desi High Street - Kuljit Thiaray


Myroo Skincare - Rachael Dunseath


ClearSky Medical Diagnostics - Dr Stephen Smith


Rocket Horse Ltd (Kwizzbit) - Mark Walsh

 

These teams will be now be pitching in our live finals at Venturefest on 16th November, in front of the public, and investors.

There's a £5,000 cash prize for the winner, plus a tailored package of support for the next 12 months to help them realise their business goals.

The 5 finalists will also have a showcase stand at Venturefest - find them in the Innovation Showcase Zone.

Come along, meet them on the day, hear their pitches, cheer them on !

Stage 3: The Live Finals
16th Nov '16

Showcase: All 5 finalists get a free showcase stand at Venturefest Yorkshire (worth £1,000)
Public pitch competition: in the main auditorium, 11:00 - 12:00

The Investors Lounge
16th Nov '16

Connection to real investors.
Private meetings with interested investors.
Pre-arranged, based on investors expressing an interest from the portfolio of participating businesses.

The Elevator
16th Nov '16

1 minute in our "elevator" with a real investor. It could just be the best 1 minute you ever spent.

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