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Dorset Business Angels Pitch Presentation Event - October 2021

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The Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton

Grove Road




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Our next Pitch Event on 4th October 2021, will see 5 entrepreneurs pitching to investors in an attempt to gain their investment interest.

About this event

Through our investment pitch events, Dorset Business Angels (DBA) helps presenters raise equity capital from our investment members. This brings our Investors and Entrepreneurs together to accelerate the growth of early-stage businesses.

Five carefully selected companies seeking investment, will make a 15-minute pitch each, after which there is time for Q&A. Then, expressions of interest from Angel Investors are registered for further action. Once the pitch presentations are finished, those staying for dinner will enjoy a 2-course private meal with wine and a chance to start new conversations and continue those started earlier in the evening.

Join us for networking from 5.30pm in the Causerie Suite, enjoy refreshments whilst meeting and catching up with fellow investors, DBA sponsors and the DBA team. The pitch presentations will start at 6.15pm with an introduction from our Chairman, Don McQueen.

The event will also be recorded and pitch presentations made available to watch through our pitch portal. If you'd like to take up this option, please select the free ticket option at checkout and you will be provided with login details via email around the time of the event.

Our sponsor partners Investec Wealth & Investment will provide a brief presentation, to begin the event. They will share their latest ideas on wealth management strategies, to keep you up to date with the latest in investments.

The pitches are confirmed as follows:

Market Sector: Internet of Things (IoT)

The ‘smart’ home market continues to grow rapidly in the UK, Europe, and the US, but the market for outdoor automation is lagging behind the home automation market by about eight years. 

Outdoor lighting installation companies in Europe and the US are receiving more and more requests to install ‘smart’ outdoor systems, but don't have access to a suitable product that is reliable, made for the outdoors and flexible enough to deal with large projects. To try and meet the demand, installers are currently installing non-smart outdoor controllers or trying to make indoor smart products work in an outdoor environment, both of which result in call-backs for maintenance work, which in turn costs them time and money. 

This Company which was formed in 2019 has patents that cover the technology that will allow them to enable scenarios that are only just starting to be imagined. Their core product is a secure, connected controller device that uses both responsive and predictive inputs, including multi-person movement data, to control a wide variety of third-party outdoor devices, from lighting to gates and from irrigation to hedge-trimmers. 

They now seek an investment of £450K to bring this product to market and enable a production run in the early part of next year.

Market Sector: EV Propulsion for the Marine Market

Customer demand and government regulation are driving the petrol and diesel-powered marine industry to adopt electric propulsion.

This Company addresses the needs of OEM boat builders by offering a modern and complete package of motor, software, interface, and battery.

Their aim is to provide robust and reliable marine-electric propulsion products that feature their unique hub-less drives, which will ensure the best user experience for every customer, from paddle boarding enthusiasts to major boat manufacturers.

Founded in 2018, they now have an established and experienced team who are familiar with this rapidly moving technology and are able to provide support to a wide range of customers, products, and applications.

They have their first OEM customer secured and are in discussions with another 15 boat builders.

The management are seeking to raise £1.3M to finance the scale-up to full production.

Market sector: Wellness

Care provider organisations are desperately trying to cope with an increasing demand for care with a chronic shortage of carers. This Company’s system is designed to address this problem by allowing their customers - the caring organisations - to conduct some of their care remotely, such as welfare checks and medication reminders. For the patient, the solution also addresses the problem of isolation by allowing them to keep in contact with their loved ones.

The net result is the provision of independent living for vulnerable adults through the progressive deployment of advanced robotics and AI solutions via their care provider. This in turn means the patients can live in their own homes for longer.

During the last few months, the product has been finalised and is ready to market, a pilot study has been completed and commercial contracts have been sighed with care providers and Local Authorities.

The break-even point is expected to be reached in the next 12 months as higher volume contracts are signed with more Local Authorities and other large care provider groups

The management are seeking a further £360K to complete their £1M fundraising round.

Market sector: Vegan and 'Free From' Ready Meals

This Company markets a premium vegan and free-from brand producing nutritious, delicious fresh soups and ready meals. It believes that delicious, healthy, plant-based food helps people eat well and live well, and by making the entire range free from the 14 main allergens, all products are accessible to the widest audience possible.

Its long-term client base includes Waitrose, Tesco and Ocado, and the business is now raising funds to bolster the sales and marketing activities with some senior hires, plus the hire of finance and supply-chain personnel to improve the operational setup. The Directors are now seeking an investment of £1.5M to bring about these improvements.

Market sector: Aviation Guidance Technology

Future aviation real-time systems require a new generation of guidance technology. These will supersede the current manual, remotely controlled or automatic system by being autonomous. In other words, the system becomes self-controlling and is not governed or influenced by outside intervention.

Using technology originally developed at Bath University, this Company has now developed and patented a rigorous and verifiable method for representing and quantifying the risk of aircraft operations – for example, flight planning and collision avoidance in shared airspace.

Proof of concept for three different market applications is now complete and has generated significant OEM customer interest.

The management now seek a further £144K of funding to complete their current £700K round.

The Menu


  • Pan-seared chicken supreme, with dauphinoise potato, savoy cabbage and bacon and Diane sauce.
  • Baked salmon fillet, gratin potato, tomato and basil sauce
  • Braised quinoa with brunoise vegetables, lemon gel and crispy kale (Vegan)

To Finish

  • Lemon tart, raspberry wafer and coulis

Tea & Coffee

This event is suitable for:

  • Angel Investors
  • Those considering becoming an Angel Investor
  • Support services involved in or interested in becoming involved with Angel investment

This event is not suitable for:

  • New business networking
  • Finding new clients
  • Entrepreneurs considering a future pitch to investors*

*This is event is for Investors, it is only fair to presenting companies to ensure all attendees are genuine or potential investors.

Professionals who want to personally invest or, who have a portfolio of clients to whom Angel investing may be of interest are very welcome to attend. If you have a specific requirement to attend or if you are unsure whether this event is right for you, please email contact@dorsetbusinessangels.co.uk and we will be pleased to assist.

Non-Member Investor Self-Certification is Required for the Event

Under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended 2005) investors must "self-certify" by meeting simple criteria as "High Net Worth" or "Sophisticated" Investors.

 Therefore, any investor should read and sign the documentation via our About page on our website, either a High Net Worth Investor Certificate or a Sophisticated Investor Certificate, as is appropriate.

Members of Dorset Business Angels will have already submitted this information and need not do it again.

Visitors, who are neither members or investors are welcome to attend for information only purposes and must understand that they can only invest in a non regulated investment on becoming a member of Dorset Business Angels.

Pitchers - We also wish to point out that companies or individuals seeking investment through the Dorset Business Angels must ensure that the information presented to potential investors is neither inaccurate or misleading. They are, accordingly, similarly advised to seek guidance from someone authorised under the Act.


Any information provided on the website or other communication is for information purposes only. The website and other communications and their content are not, and should not be deemed to be an offer of, or invitation to engage in any investment activity. The website and other communications should not be construed as advice, or a personal recommendation by Dorset Business Angels Network Limited. Dorset Business Angels Network Limited is not authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The content of this promotion is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA). Reliance on the promotion for the purpose of engaging in any investment activity may expose an individual to a significant risk of losing all of the investment. UK residents wishing to participate in this promotion must fall into the category of sophisticated investor or high net worth individual as outlined by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Covid safety

  • Please do not attend the event if you have covid or are experiencing symptoms of covid.
  • Please only attend if you have received both vaccinations.
  • On entering the room, your temperature will be assessed using a digital temperature scanner. Anyone with a temperature above 37.5 degrees will be asked to leave immediately.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided when entering the room and regularly thereafter.
  • Hotel staff will be wearing masks while serving food and drinks. The hotel is open to the public and so you may want to consider wearing a face mask in public areas, but this is your choice.
  • We will have our usual networking session prior to the main event, but respectfully ask that we maintain 1m social distancing. The networking will move into the main room so we have more space to achieve this.
  • Theatre style seating will be used for the presentations but will be spaced out to achieve distance between attendees.
  • We will have more tables for the email and fewer seats at each. 6 people at each table maximum. Please do not move around between tables.
  • If for any reason government guidelines change, we will revert to an online event via Zoom.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any issues booking your ticket. Email our Events Manager: Debbie Frith debbie@thepassionatepa.co.uk

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The Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton

Grove Road




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The Dorset Business Angels network operates in and around Dorset, bringing entrepreneurs, investors and business catalysts together to accelerate the growth of start-up businesses.

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