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Investment Showcase at Global Corporate Venturing
Key Dates & Milestones


Applications open Mon, 06 March
Deadline for companies to submit application form attaching their 1-page executive summary and logo Wed, 05 April, 09.00
Online Panel Selection Sessions with external investor panel – Attend one of these sessions 18, 19 and 20 April
Written feedback following online panel selection sessions for forwarding to ventures – Final selection: up to 20 companies forward to Investment Programme Mon, 24 April
Investment Programme: Welcome & Introduction Webinar  Thu, 04 May, 14.00 – 14.45
Investment Programme: Your confident compelling pitch Webinar Wed, 10 May, 10.00 – 11.00
Investment Programme: Position your Company for Impact Investment Webinar Tue, 16 May 11.00 – 12.00
Investment Programme: One-to-one Presentation Refinement & Coaching session with Trainer – Online

*Submit presentation to [email protected], 48 hours prior to allocated one-to-one session

w/c 22 May (30 mins)
Deadline to complete Exhibition Requirement online form Mon, 22 May, 12.00
Portfolio Company Onboarding – GCV Symposium & Brella Mon, 22 May, 15.30 – 16.30
Deadline to complete GCV Symposium Brella Company Profile Wed, 31 May, 12.00
Deadline for submitting electronic presentations for use at the showcase  Mon, 12 June, 09.00
Investment Programme: End of Investment Programme Webinar Tue, 13 June, 14.00 – 14.45 
Final Information Packs sent to exhibiting/pitching companies Tue, 13 June

Setup and dress rehearsal of presentations, London

Mon, 19 June, 19.00 – 21.00
Event: GCV Symposium

07:30 – 13:30 Investment Showcase & Exhibition Stands (lunch 12:30 – 13:30)
13:30 – 17:30 Exhibition Stands & GCV Symposium
17:30 Event Closes & stands pack down

Tue, 20 June 2023

Selecting the companies to exhibit and pitch (all stages are compulsory):

STAGE 1: Date: Application deadline for companies 05 April, 09.00

Once applications are validated, companies will be invited to attend an online pitching session. A maximum of 45 companies will pitch online.

At the online selection session, each company will give a 5-minute pitch to a panel of external investors, corporate venturers and experienced entrepreneurs. A 10-minute Q&A from the panellists will follow each pitch.

The aim is to select the final 20 companies to go forward to the Investment Programme & Campaign.

Please note, all companies chosen through the online selection panel days are required to actively engage in the Investment Programme. This is mandatory to part take in the main event in London on 20 June.

STAGE 2 – Investment Programme & Campaign

This programme is an opportunity for the selected pitching companies to hone their pitching skills, gain feedback from real investors and experienced entrepreneurs and promote their opportunity to over 1,500 angel, venture capitalist and corporate investors and will be showcased on the SETsquared website. There will also be an opportunity to receive further one-to-one pitch refinement and Envestry sessions to perfect their presentation and investment profile ready for the Showcase in London.

All companies selected to pitch at the showcase on 20th June will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on the evening of 19th June, so will require accommodation for the night of 19th at their own cost. Each company will need to bring 1 additional member of their team to the event.


5-minute Pitch Guideline:

What are they looking for in a pitch and what questions do they want answered?

In general, the audience is looking for an overview/snapshot of your value proposition in the time allocated. They are not expecting huge amounts of detail about how your solution works but are interested in the overall business opportunity that you are presenting. As a guide it is recommended that you cover the following questions:

  • The Problem
    What is the problem that you are trying to solve?
  • The Solution
    What is your solution to that problem?
  • The Opportunity
    What is the market opportunity for your solution?
  • The Business Model
    Explain how the business model works? How are you going to make money and what investment are you looking for? What social and environmental impact your company will have?
  • The Team
    Who are they and what is their relevant experience?
  • The Ask
    What do you need in terms of investments?


If you have any questions regarding the selection process or investment programme please email [email protected] or call Lea Ediale on 07449 087138.

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