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23/05/2019
Pitchfest 2019 Now Open: Refer a Business!

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

Over 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 £3,000,000 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.

Click here for more information and to apply.


The application deadline is Thursday 30th May 2019.



Venturefest WM

Don’t forget to also register for the main event - Venturefest WM. It is the region’s most prestigious event for growth focused businesses.

Attendees are able to engage directly with high growth entrepreneurs and service providers offering products, services, advice and support. The headline sponsor is InnovationXchange and there are still a small number of engagement and sponsor opportunities available – get in touch to find out more if you are interested in exhibiting!


Pitchfest West Midlands is run by Aston Centre for Growth. Contact them via 0121 204 4795.

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