ROUND ONE – THE VIDEO PITCH
Thursday 8 February, 5pm onwards
Competition officially opens. Entrants can submit a 1-minute video pitch via the website. The public can provide opinion and feedback on video submissions. Open to all and can be watched and reviewed by all.
Thursday 8 February, 5-7pm, MAB 221
The Big Pitch launch event – How to enter
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Thursday 8 February,5-7pm, LAB 107
The Big Pitch Launch event – How to enter
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Thursday 22 March, 5pm
Deadline for ALL video submissions. Voting closes.
Friday 23 March 5pm
10 most popular videos that will progress to Round 2 selected.
23 March – 6 April
Judging – Round 1 judges decide on the 15 best remaining business ideas.
Monday 9 April
All 25 successful individuals and / or teams notified and invited into Round 2 of the competition.
ROUND TWO – THE BOOTCAMP
Friday 13 – Wednesday 18 April
Successful individuals and teams attend a residential business planning and pitching boot camp event hosted at The Møller Centre
Friday 13 – Saturday 14 April
Sessions include: business planning, marketing, pitching skills and finance.
Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 April
Candidates deliver a two-minute pitch to a panel of judges, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.
Wednesday 18 April, 5pm
Finalists decided and announced.
ROUND THREE – THE GRAND FINAL
Tuesday 24 April
Finalists submit a 2 page business plan and financial forecast.
Wednesday 25 April
One to one consultations on the final pitches and business plans
Tuesday 1 May, 5pm
Dress rehearsal for the Big Pitch Final
Wednesday 2 May – 5:30pm – 9:30pm
BIG PITCH FINAL hosted at Cambridge campus.