St John’s Innovation Centre is delighted to announce the return of Pitchfest for 2018.


We are now accepting applications for the Pitchfest 2018 cohort of 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.

Delivered by Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and held at St John’s Innovation Centre, Pitchfest 2018 is a highly focused training and showcase programme designed to help ambitious business founders develop the necessary skills to become pitch ready.

Pitchfest culminates with a Showcase where 15 selected companies pitch their business ideas to investors with ample networking available to allow a deeper conversation about their ventures.

Pitchfest 2018 dates:

Thursday, 24th May 2018 – Training Day 1*
Monday, 11th June 2018 – Training Day 2*
Friday, 15th June 2018 – Selection Day
Thursday, 28th June 2018 – Showcase
*Please note: It is the programme requirement to attend both training days **Companies with previous pitching experience may bypass the training phase and go straight to the selection stage. Please get in touch for more details.


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