The Big Pitch

The Big Pitch

Our aim is simple: we want to find passionate entrepreneurs with exciting, imaginative business ideas and give them the chance to pitch for the money and support they need to make it happen. Entrants do not need to be a business expert to participate; all they needs is good idea. CEDAR provides the business mentoring and support necessary as the competition progresses.

  • Round 1
    The Video Pitch: All entrants submit a 1 minute video pitch.
  • Round 2
    The Bootcamp: The best 25 entrants attend a 3 day training Bootcamp where they take part in a variety of interactive seminars in business planning, financial planning, marketing and presentation skills. Following this, entrants deliver a 5-minute pitch to a panel of judges followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.
  • Round 3
    The LIVE pitch: The best of the best will pitch their business idea to an invited panel of judges in front of a live audience.

The three best entries will each receive a cash prize of £10k, £5k and £3k respectively along with FREE business mentoring, professional advice and access to The StartupLab™ Anglia Ruskin’s student enterprise incubator.

If you have any queries please contact the competition organiser on the following details:

Greg O'Shea
Senior Lecturer, LAIBS and Academic lead for The Big Pitch, CEDAR

Tel: 0845 196 2845

Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR)
Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge Campus, LAB 310
East Road


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