“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 13 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.
Wednesday 13 February, 5:00pm
The Big Pitch will launch live across Facebook at 5pm on the 13th of Feburary. Visit the Startup Lab page here to watch the launch.
Friday 22 March, 5:00pm
Deadline for ALL video submissions. Voting closes.
Saturday 23 March, 5:00pm
10 most popular videos that will progress to Round 2 are selected.
22 March – 28 March
Judging – Round 1 judges decide on the 15 best remaining business ideas.
Friday 5 April
All 25 successful individuals and / or teams notified and invited into Round 2 of the competition.
ROUND TWO – THE BOOTCAMP
Thursday 11 – Thursday 18 April
Successful individuals and teams attend a residential business planning and pitching boot camp event hosted at The Møller Centre
Thursday 11 – Saturday 13 April Bootcamp
Sessions include: business planning, marketing, pitching skills and finance.
Thursday 18 April, 5:00pm
Finalists decided and announced.
ROUND THREE – THE GRAND FINAL
Wednesday 24 April
Finalists submit a 2 page business plan and financial forecast.
Thursday 25 April
One to one consultations on the final pitches and business plans
Tuesday 30 April, 5:00pm
Dress rehearsal for the Big Pitch Final
Wednesday 1 May, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
BIG PITCH FINAL hosted at Cambridge campus.