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

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.