Timeline

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

Sign-up now: chetbp18.eventbrite.co.uk

Thursday 8 February,5-7pm, LAB 107

The Big Pitch Launch event – How to enter

Sign-up now: camtbp18.eventbrite.co.uk

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.