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Innov8 2016- 100 Startups Doing Battle

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In April 2016, a new global stage for tech innovation is coming to Manchester, with a huge pitch opportunity for Startups! 

Business RocksTechnology, Music, and Investment summit offers a fantastic opportunity for aspiring tech start-ups to accelerate their growth and showcase their innovations to a wide and relevant audience.

Innov8 2016

Innov8 2016- 100 Startups Doing Battle

Innov8 PITCH-BATTLE is coming to Business Rocks in Manchester for 2 days this April.

100 Start-ups from all over the world will go head-to-head across 3 stages, trying to make their way past 20 formidable judges in the hope of being named winner of the dramatic startup battle.

Equally impressive is the collection of prizes at stake which include cash, free office space, complimentary business services and lots more useful stuff.   

The Winner Will Get

  • £50,000 Cash

  • 1 year free Virgin Media Ultra Fast Business Broadband

  • High profile PR / Media coverage

  • CEO wins place on London Stock Exchange Elite programme

  • 1 year free web/cloud hosting

  • 1 year free legal & IP services

  • 1 year free office space in Manchester

  • 1 year "big 4" tech / business consulting /strategy advice

  • 1 year free small business accounting software

  • Free accounting software training

  • 1 year's membership to TechUK

  • FREE Start-Up Black Belt & Business Scaling Advance Package from Startup Booster

  • FS6 card including startup discounts

    Innov8 2016

On day one 100 aspiring start-ups will be whittled down to just 10, who will then be put through their paces on day two, with a semi final and grand final event.

The Grand final will take place on the Business Rocks headline stage, with an audience of 1000 people, and a live stream all over the world, so even your granny in Bratislava can watch you swoop to victory!

For the first time Innov8 PITCH BATTLE will take place under the eagle-eyed scrutiny of an all new panel of tech judges, making sure that every technical aspect of your business is sound before allowing you to progress to the next stage.

Application Details


The Innov8 PITCH BATTLE is open to all Startups under 3 years old that have purchased a ticket to the 2-day Business Rocks event.  We took a look at Business Rocks last week, find out all about it here.

You can apply now to take part via F6S.   Innov8 will close for entries on February 29th.  

Startup Zones

If you have got a tech Startup that is working within the spaces of VR, IoT, SAAS, FinTech, Gaming, EdTech, MediTech, RetailTech, AdTech, Analytics, BigData, FoodTech, ConsumerTech, AI, SocialTech, NanoTech, or Security, then exhibiting in the Business Rocks Startup Zone could be a nice opportunity for you.

As a self-professed global stage for startup connections the team at Business Rocks can help you to connect with a vast range of  global VC investors, pitch-battles, world-class mentors, thought leadership sessions and fun after parties.

Find out more about how to apply to have your Startup showcased in the startup zone here.Innov8 2016

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Published on: 17th February 2016

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