In the past two years Innovate UK EDGE has supported 113 businesses to become investment-ready as part of the intensive Pitchfest offering. To date a collective £31.73 million in investment has been raised by these companies.
Innovate UK EDGE Pitchfest supported high growth, innovation-led businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Over 750 businesses applied to take part in the two-day training on how to create a top-quality pitch deck, present to investors and prepare for an investment round. Each of the 15 regional Pitchfest events ended with a pitch presentation to a panel of investors, with critical feedback.
Pitchfest participants benefited from ongoing one-to-one support from experienced Innovation and Growth Specialists, to help them leverage the investment preparation training. Feedback from participants was 99% positive.
"Excellent, really glad to be part of this having been given the opportunity to take part. Really appreciate it - I think it’s game changing."
“Pitchfest was pivotal to our business. There was a great mixture of encouraging positive feedback and genuine insights for improvement. We added the feedback into a subsequent pitch and won the competition!”
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“It’s a great experience and I would recommend it to every entrepreneur looking for investment. It provides a wealth of information and a good insight into the investment world.”
Innovate UK EDGE’s help with messaging has been crucial at our early stage. Engagements with investors and customers have been positive as a result.