Timeline

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."
Steve Jobs

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.

Wednesday 19 May, 9am

Finalists submit a two-page business plan and financial forecast.

 Monday 24 May

Judges recieve submissions from finalists.

Thursday 3 June - The Final Pitches

Winners announced via email and social media.