Voom Pitch

Are you ready to #VOOM?

Welcome to the UK and Ireland’s biggest pitching competition. It’s your chance to pitch a business idea to Richard Branson and win a share of £1 million (€1.2 million) in prizes to make your business #VOOM.

And there’s a whole lot more too. The Voom Tour 2017 is rocking the UK and Ireland with a bus full of business experts, cash prizes, and fun. It’s your opportunity to unlock the power of digital marketing with free workshops, tutorials, and 1-on-1s. Voom Fibre gives you all the connectivity you need. And you can network with like-minded people and practise your pitches with confidence. With a high-octane publicity machine, it really is the taking part that counts. 

Is Voom Pitch for you?

Yes. All you need is an idea. If you’re over 18, live and work in the UK and employ fewer than 250 people, go for it. Even if you don’t have an idea there are still plenty of ways to get involved. Visit us on the tour; follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter. And who knows? Inspiration could strike at any time.

Are you ready to #VOOM?

Whether you’ve got a business idea in your head, heart or hard-drive, it’s time to unleash it. We’re accepting entries now.

Share the #VOOM:


Until November, our big red bus is on the road, making pit stops all over the UK and Ireland. Click the box below to see where we’re heading

Room 2017

How it works… 

Choose a category


This is open to anyone with a bold and brilliant idea, regardless of actual business experience. If you are already trading, you won’t have been doing so for more than three years. It’s all about potential. But be warned. This category is always hotly contested!


This is for established businesses that have been trading for more than a year and are ready to take things to the next level. Scale is the name of this game. 

Then what?

To enter, you’ll need to distil your idea into one perfect elevator pitch and make a video to blow us away.
We can help you nail these things on tour, and there’ll be useful tools (and people!) popping up on this website, too.

At this point, you’ll need to campaign your heart out – and seize the opportunity to start crowdfunding, too.
If you finish at the top of the table (or close to it) you'll get to pitch to the boss at #VOOMFest:The Grand Finale.

Limber up on tour

Choose a Voom Tour date and book a pitch slot to practise your pitch.


Enter a pitch

Set up your profile and add your pitch to enter the competition.


Official Voom Partners


#VOOM is coming for you

We’re on the road. Don’t miss the #VOOM party when it
sweeps into your city.


The news feed

Bringing you the latest from the Voomisphere…



Vibe Ticket is a fan-to-fan ticket exchange, that has outed the tout. "It's given me the leverage to communicate to thousands of people we wouldn't have had the time, money or expertise to reach..."

Luke Massie.



Arthur Kay co-founder of BioBean talks with broadcaster Nikki Bedi about his success…


#VOOM helped to take MacRebur from concept to fully-fledged business, today valued at £7m.



What’s stopping you?
See you on the road.

Why enter Voom Pitch?

We asked last year's entrants...
… and 77% of semi-finalists said they’d 
do it again. Let them tell you why.


"Voom Pitch really gave us a new platform. So many more people heard about the work we were doing and wanted to get behind us and support us."

Iseult Ward, Food Cloud


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