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Pitchfest East of England 2019

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St John's Innovation Centre

Cowley Road

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CB4 0WS

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Are you an innovative company looking to to scale and raise between £100k – £2m?

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“I was incredibly impressed by both the organisation and scale of the event. More importantly from our point of view, the Showcase was very well attended by quality investors who proactively engaged with us.” Nia Dokova, Director of Sutrue.

Enterprise Europe Network is now accepting applications for the Pitchfest 2019 Autumn cohort of ambitious companies in the East of England with innovative products & services who have the potential to scale and are looking to raise between £100k – £2m.

Delivered by Innovate UK through Enterprise Europe Network in collaboration with The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Pitchfest is a highly-focused pitch training and showcase programme culminating with the Showcase Day where 15 selected companies pitch their business ideas to investors with ample networking available to allow a deeper conversation about their ventures.

The intensive two-day investor pitch training is delivered by Ian Tracey and Emma Fadlon, the UK’s leading access to finance experts from The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), the Innovate UK’s network partner.

WHY ATTEND?

  • Two days of comprehensive pitch training with the UK’s leading access to finance experts
  • Create a powerful and compelling elevator and 7-minute investor pitch
  • Prepare an engaging pitch deck
  • Receive hands-on feedback from an expert panel
  • Get the support of an EEN Innovation Adviser throughout the process and to help you grow your business
  • Get introductions and a unique opportunity to pitch to a room of Angel Investors and VCs

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 DATES

Wednesday, 9th October 2019 – Training Day 1*

Thursday, 17th October 2019 – Training Day 2*

Wednesday, 30th October 2019 – Selection Day**

Wednesday, 13th November 2019 – Showcase Day

*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. They still have to submit the application form. All entries will be assessed for suitability.

HOW TO APPLY?

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.

Our team member will be in touch shortly with an application form. Deadline for applications is Monday, 16th September 2019 (NOON).

CONTACT

For questions please contact Anna Nadolna at anadolna@stjohns.co.uk

Find out more about the national Pitchfest programme rollout here.

Join the conversation on Twitter using #PitchReady19

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