“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."
ROUND ONE – THE VIDEO PITCH
Monday 1 March – Thursday 25 March
The competition officially opens. You can submit a 1-minute video
pitch via the website. The public can provide opinions and feedback on video submissions. Open to all and can be watched and reviewed by the public.
Monday 1 March
The Big Pitch will launch on Monday 1 March 2021.
Thursday 25 March, 12 noon
Deadline for ALL video submissions. Voting closes.
25 March – 2 April
Judging - 10 most popular videos will progess to Round 2. Round 1 judges decide on the 10 best remaining business ideas.
Monday 5 April
All 20 successful individuals and/or teams notified and invited into Round 2 of the competition.
ROUND TWO - VIRTUAL BOOT CAMP
Monday 12 – Friday 16 April
20 successful individuals and teams will be judged by an expert panel. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Boot Camp will be virtual.
Tuesday 20 April
6-10 finalists will be announced.
ROUND THREE – THE GRAND FINAL
Friday 14 May
One-to-one consultations on financial forecasts and business plans.
Monday 17 May, 9am
Finalists submit a two-page business plan and financial forecast.
Tuesday 18 May
Judges deliberate their winners.
Thursday 3 June - The Final Pitches
Winners announced via email and social media.