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 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

Semi-final pitches

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.