Introducing Voom Pitch 2018

Doing anything on 23 May? How about pitching your business idea to Sir Richard Branson?

The UK and Ireland’s most exciting pitching competition is back! Voom Pitch 2018 is your chance to pitch your business for a share of £1M in prizes.

The competition is open to anyone over 18, living and working in the UK or Republic of Ireland, with a great business idea. This year, there are two main categories and a host of special awards, so everyone with a great idea has a chance to win.

  • Spark & Startup is for small businesses (0-19 employees) who want to get out there in the public eye - it's all about that zero to hero trajectory.
  • Scale & Grow is for larger businesses (20-250 employees) looking to scale up. It's about taking your business to the next level.

You can find out more about the categories here. But there’s even more to Voom Pitch…

Your name in lights
Voom Pitch is your chance to get noticed - to generate votes for your business idea. And that publicity is valuable. Just ask the businesses like yours who featured among the thousands of column inches in 2016. Or made it on to TV and radio. Or made themselves famous on social media.

Get in the money
And while you’re out winning votes, you can also raise money from your pitch page. In 2016, entrants hauled in more than £720,000 to fund their businesses. This year, you could do the same.

One amazing day
The final culminates in a pitch to Richard in London – and the chance to walk away with a share of the £1m in prizes. Plus, you’ll get an invite to the FastTrack 100 Conference and awards dinner and the chance to attract some real heavy-weight mentoring and financial support.

Ready to get started?
Simply upload your most dazzling video pitch, get the world to vote for you, and reach the top 40 in your category to face our star judges in the semi-finals.

The deadline for completing your pitch is 8 May, but the sooner you finish it, the more time you'll have to get the votes in – voting opens on 5 March. You can check out all the dates right here.

Don’t forget, head over to our website anytime for all the latest news, how-to guides, expert tips and more.  

Best of luck!

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