What’s the pitching all about then?
We’re inviting great people from across Somerset who either have a great idea for their pre-start business or have already been trading for up to 2 years to come and tell us about it. Four minutes of your time to tell us about it in any way you choose – no rules about power point, jugglers or dancing. Just be yourself, be passionate and show your self-belief.
Why would you want to do that?
Well, one of the most important things for any business is getting the right publicity. With all the Social Media channels available today, that’s easy right? Wrong! They are busy channels, so the more support you have behind you, the better chance you have of creating an audience.
So when we say ‘tell us’, we’re talking about an invited audience of really key business influencers from across the county. People who have been there themselves, who have launched successful businesses themselves. Or people who are looking to invest time or money into new business ideas. People with networks and connections. People who want to support great new businesses.
The Big Prize?
We’re not just offering you exposure though. We have put together an investment package worth over £6000 for the winning pitcher. The package is designed to offer you time with some of the County’s most successful business people; we’ve got legal advice, one-to-one mentoring, HR advice, an accounting package, even a complete branding package so that your business can look the part too! Oh and there’s some cash!
How do you get your hands on it?
We know there are a lot of great ideas and businesses in our great county, but we’ve only got room for four this time, so we need you to tell us why you should be one of them. We know your time is precious, so we’re not making the application too complicated, we just want to hear about you and your business. Jump over to the application page to have a look.
We will need to hear from you by 14th August.
When’s it all happening?
We’re holding our event at the amazing Company Spaces in Taunton. It’s a space created by creatives for creatives and perfect for the Launch:Somerset event.
The date is 19th September @ 6pm – 8pm.
You really don’t want to miss this opportunity do you?