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|KEY DATES & MILESTONES for CANDIDATES||DATE / ACHIEVED BY|
|Applications open||12 July 2022|
|Deadline for companies to submit application form attaching their 1-page executive summary and logo||09 September 2022, 9.00am|
|Companies to engage with local centres/EIR||w/c 12 September|
|1st Online Panel Selection Session with external investor panel + internal observers||27, 28 and 29 September|
|2nd Online Panel Selection Session with external investor panel + internal observers|
|3rd Online Panel Selection Session with external investor panel + internal observers|
|Written feedback & notification to inform companies about the outcome of the selection (up to 25 companies) following online panel selection sessions. Information Pack||w/c 3 Oct|
|Investment Programme: Webinar – Investment Campaign, Impact & Perfect Pitch – Compulsory||w/c 10 Oct, 4 hours – 2 dates|
|Investment Programme: Pitch Practice sessions – In person – Compulsory||01, 02, 03 November|
|Written feedback & notification to inform companies about the outcome of the final selection (up to 20 companies) following Pitch Practice sessions||w/c 07 November|
|Deadline for updated company 1-page summary||07 November|
|Investment Programme: Envestry session – Online – Compulsory||08, 09 and 10 November|
|Investment Programme: Presentation refinement & Coaching session – Online – Compulsory||11, 16 and 17 November|
|Deadline for submitting electronic presentations for use at the showcase||21 November|
|Investment Programme: Webinar – How to get the most out of the event – Compulsory||23 November, 14.00|
|Final Information Packs sent to exhibiting/pitching companies along with draft Delegate List||24 November 2022|
18.30 – 21.30 : Setup and dress rehearsal of presentations, London
|30 November 2022|
08.30 – 17.00: 20th Anniversary Showcase and Exhibition, London
|Thursday, 1 December 2022|
STAGE 1: Date: Application deadline for companies 09 September, 09.00
Once applications are validated, companies will be invited to attend an online pitching session. A maximum of 45 companies will pitch online (if applications exceed this number, applicants will be selected on a first to apply basis).
At the online selection session, each company will give a 5-minute pitch to a panel of external investors and experienced entrepreneurs. A 10-minute Q&A from the panellists will follow each pitch.
The aim is to select up to 25 companies to go forward to the second stage: Investment Programme & Campaign Part A
STAGE 2: Selected companies will be given further support to hone their pitching skills via their local incubators. They will attend an online Perfect Pitch and Investment Campaign session and an in person Pitch Practice session.
Following the Pitch Practice sessions, the aim is to select up to 20 companies to go forward to stage 3: Investment Programme & Campaign Part B
STAGE 3: The final selected selected companies will need to continue engagement with their local centre, attend a webinar and one-to-one pitch refinement and investment campaign sessions.
All companies selected to pitch at the showcase on 1 December will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on the evening of the 30 November in London ready for the showcase on 01 December.
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:
If you have any questions regarding the selection process or investment programme please email [email protected] or call Emilie King on 07415 666896.
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