The ability to pitch your business to a potential customer, funder or partner is an essential part of building and growing any business.  Pitchfest Scotland will provide attendees the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to pitch and why it matters
  • Learn how to use pitching as a means to find ideas to solve a problem
  • See how others pitch to funders and what those funders might want to know

Sessions in this theme are:

#GoDoPitch led by Entrepreneurial Spark

Do you struggle to explain your business in 60 seconds? Does the thought of pitching give you a sick feeling in your stomach, and feeling weak at the knees? Well come to the #GoDoPitch session to learn about creating the right content, using a structure and perfecting your delivery so that you can deliver a perfect pitch for any business situation!

Scottish EDGE workshop led by Scottish EDGE

This session will help innovative, potential high growth businesses looking to enter the Scottish EDGE competition.  With the deadline for the next round of funding just a week after Venturefest, this is the ideal opportunity to hear from companies who have already successfully bid for EDGE funding, and get guidance on how to complete the application and film the video pitch.

Pitch your Problem, led by Entrepreneurial Scotland

An interactive session featuring a live demonstration of the power of a strong network in overcoming barriers to growth.  SME leaders will share their current business challenges and invite the audience to work together to identify potential solutions.

Pitch for Funding – the EIE way, led by Informatics Ventures and Young Company Finance

This session will be a Masterclass in pitching best practice.  Starting with an outline of the investment landscape by Jonathan Harris of Young Company Finance, followed by examples of high-quality, real-life pitches in front of a panel of genuine investors. Audience participation is guaranteed with plenty of opportunity to quiz the pitchers and vote for your favourite at the end of the session.