Pitch your way to perfection at Venturefest Scotland.

Wanting to improve your skills at pitching for business? Hear from Project Manager Elaine Fellowes about a series of engaging workshops which will provide the skills and techniques required to pitch your business to a potential customer, supplier, funder or partner.

Venturefest Scotland is nearly upon us and this year the event will once again take place at the Glasgow Science Centre on Thursday 1st September. It is intended to attract ambitious growth businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and innovators; designed to inspire, inform and connect.

The event, which is part of the Venturefest Network, provides a platform for SMEs in Scotland to network, to learn, to share expertise and ideas, and ultimately to do business.

This year’s theme focuses on “Innovation and Design as enablers of Business Growth” and new for 2016 is Pitchfest Scotland. Through a series of engaging workshops Pitchfest will provide the skills and techniques required to pitch your business to a potential customer, supplier, funder or partner which is an essential part of building and growing any business.  Specifically, Pitchfest Scotland will provide you with 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

Venturefest Scotland is fortunate to have the support of the following leading organisations in Scotland who have developed an interactive and exciting programme of activity:

#GoDoPitch: Entrepreneurial Spark
The thought of pitching can be a daunting experience. The #GoDoPitch session will provide top tips on how to create the right content, using a structure and perfecting presentation delivery so that delegates can deliver a perfect pitch for any business situation!

Scottish EDGE Competition: Scottish Edge / Entrepreneurial Spark
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: Saltire Foundation/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 Your Problem: Saltire Foundation/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: Informatic Ventures and Young Company Finance
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.

There is an opportunity for businesses to get involved with the ‘Pitch your Problem’ session, if you are interested contact: info@venturefestscotland.co.uk for more information.

Last year’s event attracted a strong representation from the creative industry in Glasgow and across Scotland.  Registration for the event is open and spaces are limited – book your place here to be part of the largest innovation summit in Scotland.