Effective business presentations
Including workshop on sales skills
So how did the first "Pitch to Win" competition go? Well, our winner has received a funding offer from one of the judges and they have been working together ever since on developing his venture. Two of the other 5 finalists have also been contacted by investors - and that is just what I am aware of!
Building on this pretty impressive story, we will run the second series of the "Pitch to Win" competition on the 19th April, with a superb panel of judges.
Competition entry fee: £20 - remember that if you win, you get this and much more back! To submit your entry simply email me!
Our confirmed competition judges:
Lois Cook, co-founded Angels Den. Lois has been helping small businesses over the last 10 years. Over the last few years she has turned her focus to what she sees as the major issue for small businesses, helping to get them funded, cheaply and easily. Lois is also involved in skill-sharing groups for SME's, coaching business owner/managers for Business Link and training business coaches.
Richard Cook, founder of the original Cash a Cheque Chain and Log Book Loans. Richard is a serial entrepreneur and investor who created and successfully sold a number of franchise businesses in the hospitality, finance and IT sectors. He is now non-executive director and investor of a number of startup companies and a Trustee of the Starlight Foundation, a children's charity.
Gregory Kris, CEO of Decibel and Director of a number of online media companies. Greg has over a dozen years experience in the online sector, where he has successfully founded and exited from two digital businesses and has grown a number of small businesses into successful organisations. Greg is is always on the lookout for partners, new opportunities and projects with game-changing potential.
Aniko Zagon, Founder-Director of Entelliz Limited, the entrepreneurial incubator and business training specialist. Aniko has managed the commercialisation of a number of innovative projects for the British National Health Service, UK universities and private ventures. She is an experienced business strategist and business coach with a broad experience in helping businesses build strong growth platforms.
For competition rules please see: http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12016408/