“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."
ROUND ONE – THE VIDEO PITCH
Wednesday 19 February – Friday 20 March
Competition officially opens. Students 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.
Wednesday 19 February
The Big Pitch will launch on the Wednesday 19 February.
Friday 20 March, 12pm
Deadline for ALL video submissions. Voting closes.
Monday 23 March, 5pm
10 most popular videos that will progress to Round 2 are selected.
20 March – 23 March
Judging – Round 1 judges decide on the 10 best remaining business ideas.
Friday 27 March
All 20 successful individuals and / or teams notified and invited into Round 2 of the competition.
ROUND TWO – THE RESIDENTIAL BOOTCAMP
Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 April
Successful individuals and teams attend a residential business planning and pitching boot camp event hosted at The Møller Centre
Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 April Boot Camp
Sessions include: business planning, marketing, pitching skills and finance.
Monday 30 April
Finalists decided and announced.
ROUND THREE – THE GRAND FINAL
Monday 11 May
Finalists submit a two-page business plan and financial forecast.
Wednesday 13 May
One-to-one consultations on the final pitches and business plans
Tuesday 19 May
Dress rehearsal for the Big Pitch Final
Wednesday 20 May, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
The Big Pitch Grand Final hosted at Cambridge campus.