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 1 March – Monday 15 March

Competition officially opens. You 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 the public.

Monday 1 March

The Big Pitch will launch on the Monday 1 March 2021.

Monday 15 March, 12pm

Deadline for ALL video submissions. Voting closes.

17 March – 26 March

Judging – 10 most popular videos will progress to Round 2. Round 1 judges decide on the 10 best remaining business ideas.

Tuesday 30 March

All 20 successful individuals and / or teams notified and invited into Round 2 of the competition.

ROUND TWO - VIRTUAL BOOT CAMP

Monday 12 – Friday 16 April

20 successful individuals and teams will be judged by an expert panel. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Boot Camp will be virtual.

Tuesday 20 April

10 finalists will be announced.

ROUND THREE – THE GRAND FINAL

Friday 14 May

One-to-one consultations on financial forecasts and business plans.

Monday 17 May, 9am

Finalists submit a two-page business plan and financial forecast.

Tuesday 18 May

Judges deliberate their winners.

Thursday 20 May - The Final Pitches

Winners announced via email and social media.