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Pitchfest is a unique pitching competition - an opportunity for entrepreneurs with start-up, early stage and growth businesses to increase their profile in front of a national audience of investors.

It is jointly organised by Aston University, the University of Birmingham and the University of Warwick, in association with Venturefest West Midlands.

There are a series of workshops and pitching panels during March, April and May to help businesses develop their pitch before the Pitchfest final which takes place on Tuesday 27th June 2017.

For ambitious entrepreneurs, this is an opportunity to:

  • present to leading investors seeking investment opportunities
  • take advantage of pitching advice from industry leaders and experts
  • raise the profile of your business

For investors, this is an opportunity to:

  • gain access to well-prepared and dynamic businesses going through rapid growth

All small business taking part will receive support to develop their funding pitch through a series of workshops run by each of the Universities. There is also plenty of opportunity to practice the pitch, delivering directly to panels of leading experts and industry professionals during the selection rounds.

Applications for Pitchfest have now closed, but you can watch the finals at Venturefest on Tuesday 27th June


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