Voom

A festival of business like
no other

In 2017, we brought the VOOM

his year we took #VOOM to the people, democratising access and inspiring the next generation of small businesses across the country. 

First, we decked out a brand-new bus, then we headed off across the UK and Ireland, running 10 regional pitching competitions, and uncovering a jaw-dropping amount of talent across the country. 

A little help from our friends

We didn’t go it alone either: Partnering up with giants like LinkedIn, JCDecaux, Crowdfunder, ICAEW and Virgin StartUp, we provided entrepreneurs with free support services, including workshops on everything from creating business plans to raising capital.

COMING SOON: Voom Pitch 2018!

Don’t miss your chance to pitch to Richard Branson – and win a share of £1 million in prizes.

Meet the winners

Lois Wilson

Saint Aymes

London

Rosanne Longmore

Coroflo

Dublin

Becca Hulme

TapSOS

Belfast

Max Haydon

Storage Shepherd

Newcastle

Alex Hinds

GoSweat

Manchester

Dan Swygart

TrekinHerd

Cardiff

Tamsin Grodon

GlitzBox

Winchester

Isatou Njai

Drink Baotic

Glasgow

Michael Harkins

Turtle Pack

Dundee

Jordan Grayson

Project Jackfruit

Birmingham

The numbers
are in

21 stops

60 pitches

10 pitch winners

£50,000 prize fund

4,875 + miles clocked up

36 judges

33 panelists

15 speakers

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Official Voom Partners

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The news feed

Bringing you the latest from the Voomisphere…

 
 

2016 VOOMER

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.

 
 
 
 

2016 VOOMER

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.

 
 
 
 

UNLEASH YOUR BUSINESS

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

 
 
 
 

Accelerate your business growth
with information, advice and more

The Voom Tour is go! 

Join us on the road for mentoring sessions, expert 1-to-1s, and free coffee.