Pitchfest 2019 – Open for applications

Pitchfest 2019 – Open for applications

Published: March 20th, 2019

Boost your business profile and increase your chances of winning investment through Pitchfest 2019.

Screenshot 2019-03-20 at 16.16.41Over the last four years, Pitchfest – which is run by the Centre for Growth at Aston University, BizzInn at the University of Birmingham and Minerva at the University of Warwick Science Park – has put over 100 entrepreneurs directly in front of investors and helped bring over £2,750 000 of investment to the region’s small businesses.

For successful applicants, the competition begins with pitch preparation, helping to refine your investment pitch. Judging rounds follow, where you pitch directly to a panel of investors, receiving valuable feedback on your presentation. Then comes the public final, where the best business pitches compete in front of a live audience of investors and entrepreneurs to win the best pitch award and a golden ticket worth £500 to access Minerva’s professional network of Business Angel Investors.

Whatever the outcome of the final, Pitchfest is about helping businesses gain exposure and build confidence to secure future investment.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.


  • Pitch preparation: May 2, May 8 and May 16
  • Judging panels: May 27, June 5 and June 11
  • Final at NEC, Birmingham: July 4

Join in with the conversation on social media using #PitchfestWM

For more information and to apply click here

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