Pitching for Equity Finance Competition

Closing date – 5th September at 5pm

SME2017 is collaborating with BizBritain, Entrepreneurial Spark and Silicon Canal to bring you this exciting pitching for Equity Finance competition.

Entrepreneurial Spark

Biz Britain


Silicon Canal

Time: 3:00pm, date: 4th October 2017, where the funding seminar theatre.

Our aim is to support and encourage innovative startups and growth / scale-up businesses to pitch for finance. We will bring some of the best investors and lenders to the show to help take your business to next level.

What you need to do…

Submit your application to pitch before close of business on 5th September 2017. PLEASE NOTE. You MUST be willing to participate in pitch development activities as detailed below *, or your pitch application will NOT be accepted. 

Successful applicants will be invited to present live to an audience of investors and lenders looking for their next investment opportunity**. Could it be you? Submit your pitch here to find out..  Could it be you?  Submit your pitch here to find out.

* Pitch development activities include: Pitch Development on the afternoon of 7th September and Piranha Pit on the afternoon of 21st September, both in Birmingham city centre, at Entrepreneurial Spark, c/o RBS, 2 St Philips Place Birmingham West Midlands B3 2RB. 

The Pitch Development workshop will help you take your current pitch to an acceptable minimum level expected by investors. The Piranha Pit activity will stress test your pitch so you can refine and ensure you make the maximum impact. Investors will appreciate you focusing on their needs, so ensure that your pitch does this.

**Please note that pitches do not guarantee investment. Investors and lenders will provide feedback, guidance and potentially seek further discussions with you.

Your pitch will be shared with investors in advance, as well as on the day of the event. Do not disclose anything that will undermine your intellectual property. Seek advice from your legal or financial advisers before doing so.

To be part of the SME2017 Pitching for Equity Finance

Please submit the following form

  1. First name

  2. Surname

  3. Company Name

  4. Phone Number

  5. Email

  6. Where are you on your business journey?

  7. What level of investment are you seeking?

  8. Which Industry are you?

  9. Are you willing to take part in Pitch Development? ** YesNoNeed more detail

  10. Tell us what your business will be achieving with investment in a couple of lines?

  11. I will be able to supply pitch deck &/or other business information by 28th August 2017? YesNoNeed more detail