Pitchfest 2018 Application Deadline Looming

Pitchfest improves your ability to win investment while simultaneously boosting your business’s profile. Over the last 3 years, Pitchfest – which is run by the Centre for Growth at Aston University, BizzInn at the University of Birmingham and Minerva at the University of Warwick Science Park – has put 90 entrepreneurs directly in front of investors, helping bring over £2.75M of investment to the region’s small businesses.
The competition begins with pitch preparation, helping you develop your investment pitch. Judging rounds follow, where you pitch directly to a panel of investors. Then comes the final where the best business pitches compete before a live audience of investors and entrepreneurs to win the Best Pitch Award and a Golden Ticket to access Minerva’s professional network of Business Angel Investors.
  • Perfect your investment pitch
  • Raise your business profile
  • connect with investors, innovators and fellow entrepreneurs

By taking part you could:

  • Win a Golden Ticket to access Minerva’s professional network of Business Angel Investors
  • Gain investment in your business

“Since taking part we have secured £150,000 SEIS funding, won £20,000 in a regional Climate-KIC competition and have exceeded our early development aspirations by three times”. Karl Drage, Smart Renewable Heat Limited Pitchfest finalist

For more information visit: www.aston.ac.uk/pitchfest Get in touch: centreforgrowth@aston.ac.uk or call 0121 204 3225 | #PitchfestWM

APPLY NOW: www.aston.ac.uk/pitchfest


  • Pitch Preparation: 7/6, 26/6 & 17/7
  • Judging Panels: 5/7, 12/7 & 6/9
  • Pitchfest Final: 27/9 @ iCentrum, Birmingham