Want a share of £1,000,000* in prizes?
Boost your business? Shine a light on
your bright idea? Whatever you need,
VOOM is back!
£1m* or € equivalent as on 23 May 2018
Toss your entrepreneurial hat in the ring for the chance to win cash, mentoring, free tools, pro tips – and awards, thanks to some of today’s titans of business.
And every pitch uploaded is in with a shout of the kind of publicity money just can’t buy.
What are you waiting for?
Get your VOOM on!
Some of our partners have generously created their own awards –
major-league goodies containing everything a new business needs
to VOOM and timeless recognition of your business nous.
PayPal International Award
PayPayPal will provide the winner of this award processing fees on the first £100,000 of payments made by the winner’s business account, as well as exclusive one to one executive mentorship to 5 selected businesses for a period of 6 months post-competition.
Virgin Unite Impact Award
Thanks to our friends at Virgin Unite there’s a £20,000 grant on offer to a charity, business, or social enterprise that’s making a difference to people in need.
G from Grant Thornton Award
A stellar management team is key for any business seeking investment. Leaders with VOOM recognises outstanding leadership, and the two winners will receive support to finance their growth ambitions, including 1:1 planning for finance, creation of finance-ready documentation, plus pitch coaching and much more!
The Crowdfunder award celebrates the business that has built the biggest crowd during the competition. The five businesses that crowdfund the most money during VOOM will be shortlisted and reviewed by our judging panel, with the winner being rewarded with £60,000 of extra funding and support from Crowdfunder, Crowdcube and JCDecaux.
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.