Pitch your brilliant business to win £10k top prize at the #VFS22: Festival of Innovation

Date: July 18, 2022

Catax has partnered up with Venturefest South to launch its brand new Battle of the Pitches competition with a huge £10,000 prize to help the winning innovation fly.

Established businesses looking to grow through the deployment of new ideas and innovation are invited to enter stage one of the Battle of the Pitches competition by submitting a one-minute video pitch explaining why their innovative business is a winning one.

Shortlisted businesses will be invited to pitch live at the #VFS22: Festival of Innovation on 17 November 2022, as well as being given a coveted innovator spot to showcase their business throughout the event.

The live pitch event will be judged by Venturefest South partners and industry leaders who, together with the VFS audience, will decide who takes home the £10,000 prize plus an invaluable business support package from VFS sponsors which includes a year’s membership to Innovation Connect.

There will be support packages and promotion for all the runners-up and one-on-one coaching will be given before the final.

Venturefest South Board Member and Creative Director Ed Gould said:

“Anyone who knows Venturefest South knows it’s all about providing early-stage businesses with the opportunity to turn good ideas into great businesses.

 “That’s why this year we’re launching the Battle of the Pitches – it’s a brilliant opportunity to help your business boom.

 ‘You’ll get a chance to pitch in the Venturefest South spotlight and there’s a fantastic cash prize incentive. So get your cameras out and send us your video pitch to kick off your entry.”

John Challen​, Regional Development Director at Catax said:

“We help businesses uncover their commercial hidden value and after sponsoring Venturefest South last year, we quickly realised how important it was for us to engage further with the vast innovation community in the south.

 “We’re thrilled to be supporting the Battle of the Pitches competition this year and can’t wait to hear all of the pitches, and most importantly give one lucky business a £10,000 investment.”

Open to any business in the south, the competition is easy to enter. Terms apply, see the Venturefest South website for full details.

All entries must be received by Sunday 4th September.

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