Haines Watts is delighted to announce its sponsorship of The Pitch, in support of promising young entrepreneurs from up and down the UK. The Pitch was launched in Bristol in 2008 and has steadily grown into one of the UK’s biggest startup events, supporting up-and-coming entrepreneurs and small businesses, helping them to succeed. The free to enter competition offers startups a unique opportunity to showcase their pitches in front of established business leaders.
Each year, businesses are invited to apply to The Pitch, and applicants are set to be whittled down to the top 60 entries after applications close. These applicants will then take part in regional finals during September, which are due to be held in Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, and London.
The finalists then take part in an online workshop before competing in a live event, where they have 90 seconds to pitch themselves to investors and experts. The top 10 finalists get the chance to battle for the top spot, giving a three-minute pitch to secure the title of champion.