Pitchfest is a unique opportunity to improve your ability to win investment while boosting your profile in front of a national audience of investors looking for the best new opportunities.

The competition begins with a workshop, helping you develop your investment pitch.

The judging rounds follow, where you pitch directly to a panel of investors. Then comes the final at Venturefest WM. This is where the very best business ideas compete to win the Best Pitch award, £1,000 or more in prize money, and potential future investment.

  • Perfect your investment pitch
  • Raise the profile of your business
  • Come face-to-face with investors, innovators and fellow entrepreneurs

By taking part you could:

  • Win over £1,000 in cash prizes
    Sponsored by Gowling WLG, Innovation Birmingham, Warwick Science Park
    and Birmingham Research Park
  • Have a one-to-one meeting with investors
  • Gain investment in your business


Workshops: 26/4 & 11/5
Judging Panels: 4/5 & 24/5
Pitchfest Final: 27/6 @ the nec

“Since taking part we have secured £150,000 SEIS funding, won £20,000 in aregional Climate-KIC competition and have exceeded our early development aspirations by three times”.
Karl Drage, Smart Renewable Heat Limited
Pitchfest finalist 2016

For more information visit: www.venturefestwm.co.uk/pitchfest
Get in touch: centreforgrowth@aston.ac.uk or call 0121 204 3225



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