Pitching for Success

Pitching for Success will be to an audience that includes investors, support organisations and individuals. Companies will pitch either in the morning or afternoon ‘Pitching for Success’ session.  After all the presentations are completed, the excitement continues as the audience votes to select a winning company!

Each session will include a panel made up of professional funding organisations; including speakers from Crowd investment (Peer2Peer, Equity, Loans), Venture Capital and Public Sector funding. Each investor panel speaker will give an overview of what they look for when investing or funding a company followed by Q&A with the audience.

Pitching companies will also have the opportunity to win part of a prize package.  The audience will be provided with a voting system and will decide the best session winners.  The two session winners will be announced late afternoon and will be able to pitch again to the audience, who will decide the overall winner on the day. A total prize support package in excess of £10K is available.

As well as the live pitches and funder’s panel, the two sessions will conclude with networking in a designated area.  Companies from the two session will be available in this area and be available to network and have 1-2-1’s with Venturefest participants.

The Pitching for Success competition will open in May 2019. Please keep an eye out on the website and social media for more details!

Pitching for Success

Apply Now!

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 14th August by email to [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 14th August
Finalists informed: Tuesday 27th August
Dry Run for pitch session: Friday 6th September
Pitching for Success: Wednesday 11th September

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Now in its 21st year, Venturefest Oxford continues to bring together entrepreneurs, innovators and SMEs with investors, support services and a host of like-minded people who want to be part of the county’s business success.

All tickets include: complimentary bus travel to and from the event, access to all Venturefest Oxford sessions, exhibition, showcase, complimentary tea & coffee, lunch and closing drinks reception. Early bird tickets on sale from 23rd April!

Student entry is free of charge – valid ID will be required.

 

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Wednesday 11th September 2019
Oxford Brookes University,
Headington Campus