“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 28 February – Friday 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 28 February
The Big Pitch will launch on Monday 28 February 2022.
Friday 25 March, 12 noon
Deadline for ALL video submissions. Voting closes.
25 March – 1 April
Judging - 10 most popular videos will progess to Round 2. Round 1 judges decide on the 10 best remaining business ideas.
Monday 4 April
All 20 successful individuals and/or teams notified and invited into Round 2 of the competition.
ROUND TWO - VIRTUAL BOOT CAMP
Monday 9 – Friday 13 May
20 successful individuals and teams will be judged by an expert panel. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Boot Camp will be virtual.
Monday 16 – Tuesday 17 May
Wednesay 18 May
6-8 finalists will be announced.
ROUND THREE – THE GRAND FINAL
Friday 20 May
1-2-1 business consultation with mentor
Monday 23 May, 9am
Finalists submit a two-page business plan and financial forecast.
Tuesday 24 May
Judges recieve submissions from finalists.
Thursday 26 May - The Final Pitches
Winners and prizes announced.