We’re looking for this year’s uniquely brilliant business or bright idea.
Could it be you?


Want a share of £1,000,000 in prizes? Fancy pitching your business or bright idea to Richard Branson – for more exposure than you can shake a stick at?
You can.
Because the UK and Ireland’s most exciting pitching competition is back.
Get your VOOM on!

*£1m or € equivalent as on 23 May 2018


“We won more than £112,000 to invest in What a Melon –
and it was all because of VOOM.”

Olly Bolton, winner of the Crowdfunder Award 2016

Start with a pitch

Be creative. Convey your business or bright idea through an inventive, punchy pitch and video. And remember, the most exciting propositions solve a problem and make money.


Then go for votes & funding

Time to go all out for votes and climb that leader-board. Share your pitch with everybody you know – and use it to raise extra cash in a Crowdfunder campaign.


And you could win big

Make the leader-board’s top 80 and you’ve made it to the semi-final. Knock that one out of the park and you’ll be one of six finalists battling it out for the prizes.


Our partners


Some of the biggest names in their fields have teamed up with VOOM 2018.
Check out our partners and the amazing awards they’re offering.

Find out more


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Dates for your diary

7 March

...And we're off! This is your time: Upload your very best pitch for your chance to win.  


21 March

The VOOM Bus is in the Bullring, Birmingham, for free advice and pro tips.


4 April

Voting opens. Time to promote the heck out of your pitch. Now’s the time to start a Crowdfund too if you like.


26 April

The VOOM Bus pulls up in Sheffield city centre, for another chance to talk to the experts.


8 May

Put the finishing touches to your pitch – it’s your last chance to apply.


15 May

Be quick! The public vote closes at midnight. 


21 May

The 80 entrants with the most votes go before a panel of judges drawn from our partners, at the live semi-final where only 6 will get through.


23 May

6 pitches, 4 judges, 1 amazing day. Our celebrity judges whittle down the contenders and the two survivors will pitch to Richard Branson for a share of £1m in prizes. 


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