Pitchfest 2017 is gaining momentum! We are looking for ambitious companies with innovative products & services

Pitchfest 2017 is gaining momentum!

We are looking for ambitious companies with innovative products & services who have the potential to scale or who are already scaling, and are looking to raise between £100k – £1m.

If you’re an ambitious business founder, apply today and get investor pitch ready for a chance to present your innovative idea to the UK and international investors on 28th June 2017! Deadline for submissions is 18th April 2017.

Delivered by Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and held at St John’s Innovation Centre, Pitchfest 2017 is a highly-focused training and investor showcase designed to help ambitious business founders develop the necessary skills to become pitch ready.

Pitchfest culminates with Investor Showcase Day where 15 selected companies pitch their business ideas to the UK and international investors with ample networking available to allow a deeper conversation about their ventures.
This year, two Pitchfest opportunities will be available depending on your company’s funding cycle, so please choose the one relevant to your investment stage:

Pitchfest 2017 – Spring Edition

25th April 2017 – Training Day 1
9th May 2017 – Training Day 2
6th June 2017 – Selection Day
28th June 2017 – Investor Day


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Pitchfest 2017 Spring Edition will be joined up with Venturefest East – a flagship event celebrating and promoting the technology and innovation ecosystem in the East of England. This one-day event brings innovators, entrepreneurs and investors together, to drive the development of new business opportunities. Based on the most innovative and compelling Pitchfest presentations, selected business founders will have a unique opportunity to present their ideas during VFE Pitching Competition Final at the Venturefest East event on 21st September 2017.

Pitchfest 2017 – Autumn Edition

6th November 2017 – Training Day 1
15th November 2017 – Training Day 2
30th November 2017 – Selection Day
6th December 2017 – Investor Day


TO REGISTER your interest in participating in this event or attend as an Investor, please contact Anna Nadolna at anadolna@stjohns.co.uk or alternatively call 01223 422 379.


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