** APPLICATION DEADLINE 15 AUGUST 2018**
Pitching for Success Competition 2018 Are you looking for funding? Need business support? Would like to find a collaborator for your idea? Require skills to get the business off the ground?
If so, then why not look at the opportunity to pitch your need to the Venturefest audience as part of the Pitching for Success session. We are not necessarily looking for investor ready companies, but those that have the ambition to become established businesses that will go on to seek funding or require support to grow their existing early stage business. You can be at the idea stage or newly formed; product or service orientated. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 15th August by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications Wednesday 15th August
Finalists informed Tuesday 28th August
Dry Run for pitch session Friday 7th September
Pitching for Success Wednesday 12th September
The winning prize package includes cash and in-kind business support in excess of £10,000 including legal, financial and mentoring advice as well as providing the opportunity for entrepreneurs to build their network and raise their profile in order to further their prospects. You will also have the opportunity to display promotional material in in the foyer of the Pitching for Success lecture theatre. The audience will decide the winner during the session with announcements and prize award as the finale.
Successful applicants will be notified on Tuesday 28th August. You will receive one ticket to Venturefest Oxford for the day – entrance to all sessions, exhibition and networking areas, refreshments throughout the day (including lunch) and shuttle bus service. Additional tickets are available to purchase on the website. Your company profile and logo will also be added to the Venturefest website on 28th August.