MINERVA BIRMINGHAM PITCH UP
The established premier pitching competition of the West Midlands is back with a new look. Due to the current circumstances, this programme will now be delivered online.
Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up (previously known as Pitchfest WM) will be holding its inaugural final at Venturefest WM, the region’s most prestigious event for growth focused businesses.
The Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up competition will provide the opportunity for ambitious businesses to improve their ability to win investment while simultaneously boosting your business's profile.
Over the last five years, the competition was created and delivered by the Centre for Growth at Aston University, Bizzlnn at the University of Birmingham and Minerva at the University of Warwick Science Park. Over this period, we have put over 125 entrepreneurs directly in front of investors and helped bring more than £3,000,000 of investments to the region's small businesses.
The competition begins by attending a pitching preparation online workshop, helping to refine your investment pitch. Judging rounds follow, where you pitch to a panel of investors through a webinar, receiving valuable feedback on your presentation. Then comes the public final, hosted at Venturefest West Midlands, where the best business pitches compete in front of an audience of investors and entrepreneurs to win the Best Pitch Award. Further details to follow.