PitchMe! allows startup founders the chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of experienced 'pitch listeners' : to get feedback, advice and questions to help them to hone both their business ideas and their pitches.
Each session we have founders pitching for up to 10 minutes each, followed by insight and advice from our panel of pitch listeners : for this session, the fabulous Charly Patrick , Entrepreneur Development Manager at NatWest, our very own Lucy Paine, who's currently developing the Tech Swindon Ecosystem, Richard Spilsbury, from Linkstone Advisory & pitch expert Martin Barnes from Mountains of Imagination.
This week our founders are :
Mert from 3Cell working on "elipptic" a fully autonomous end-to-end drone inspection solution, providing insights for telecomms providers to maximise coverage for 5G rollout
Olivia from Daptablade whose mission is to make sure that every engineer has access to simulation workflow automation that scales.
Keith from TMA who are using Augmented Reality (AR) to provide a fresh and new way for children to gain real ‘key stage’ learning experiences.
Nicola from Views For Change: a web platform that makes giving back easy and effective for businesses by rewarding audience engagements with donations to charity.
Timelines as follows :
12.30-1.45pm - Introductions & Pitching Session
1.45pm - Networking and Pitcher Meets
Extra info for potential future pitchers :
Have you got a great business idea that you’d like to pitch to some experienced entrepreneurs? Perhaps you’ve already got an established business that you would like to be able to present to investors or customers and just need a bit more practise!? Maybe you want to trial a new approach to your age-old pitch? Or would you just like to watch others pitching this time and see what feedback they get?
This is an informal and friendly event where you can pitch your business idea, hone your existing pitch, or come and see other business’s pitching. Whether you just want to showcase your product, or you are about to start your investment round, this is the perfect practise environment!
We'll have some experienced 'pitch listeners' and network leaders in the session to ask you questions and give you feedback, on both your pitch and your business idea, and we can also take questions and feedback from 'the crowd' aka the audience.
You can pitch for up to 10 minutes and we'll allow a further 10 mins for questions, feedback and advice to ensure you're pitch ready when it comes to the real deal.
We have 3 slots for pitching in each session, so if you'd like to pitch just email email@example.com and we'll be in contact about the next events. That’s it! Easy!
This is part of a series of events, which we are developing throughout the year as part of the wider Investment Activator Programme (check out https://invest-southwest.com/ for more activities and tips) , plus if you have any feedback about what else would be useful, do let us know!