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?
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.
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Dates for your diary
...And we're off! This is your time: Upload your very best pitch for your chance to win.
The VOOM Bus is in the Bullring, Birmingham, for free advice and pro tips.
Voting opens. Time to promote the heck out of your pitch. Now’s the time to start a Crowdfund too if you like.
The VOOM Bus pulls up in Sheffield city centre, for another chance to talk to the experts.
Put the finishing touches to your pitch – it’s your last chance to apply.
Be quick! The public vote closes at midnight.
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.
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.