The razor sharp amongst you have probably noticed that this year we have taken particular interest in all the news / goings on from The Pitch small business competition. `It came to the forefront of our mind during our Bristol Startup Month (since the competition itself is a product of this great and wonderful city) and we of course vowed to follow its every move as it hurtled towards the grand finale. We are delighted to say, that time has finally arrived.
It's been a long and challenging road for the 30 startups who now remain, having done battle with a grueling programme of pitches and boot camps, to be rewarded with a hard earned spot in the limelight of the final event.
The competition, which has been described as ‘Britain's biggest small business competition’ will come to a dramatic finish this Thursday (23rd October) as the 30 remaining entrepreneurs go head-to-head for the highly acclaimed title, as well as a substantial package of business goodies guaranteed to get some entrepreneurial pulses racing.
Contents of the package include; a year's mentoring from Karen Darby, internet security services from AVG, a Nokia tablet, free access to business lounges around the world, PR consultancy, free taxi travel and web design advice...Phew!
If the prospect of 30 startups in a head-to-head pitch were not exciting enough, the organisers of the final event are making doubly sure attendees get bang for their buck through a whole day's worth of events. These will include include talks by entrepreneurs Mark Pearson (MyVoucherCodes), Andrew Mulvenna (Brightpearl) and everyone's favourite red-trousered independent mayor, George Ferguson.
Attendees will also be able to attend free workshops on subjects including business planning and digital marketing, plus book appointments for one-on-one advice from an online branding expert.
All rather fab I’m sure you’ll agree!
Events will be taking place across the day on 23rd October, pop over to its Eventbrite page for tickets and details!
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Mi-IDEA Manchester Networking Event
27th Sep 2016
The teams from CISCO and Manchester Science Partnerships have teamed up to create Mi-IDEA, a post-accelerator designed to foster and nurture digital innovation in the North West of England.