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Are you an SME seeking an opportunity to secure a minimum €1 million investment. Read about EFIB PitchFest 2016 Now

EFIB PitchFest 2016 is a programme of investor-ready support for innovative SMEs seeking an opportunity to secure a minimum €1 million investment for their business. SMEs will be taken through a programme of business mentoring and pitch training provided by their regional agency. One SME from each region will be selected to pitch to a judging panel of investors in a specially formatted session during the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) conference, 18-20 October in Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Why apply?

 

There are two phases to the process:

Phase 1    All applicants receive pitch training and investment, pitch and   business mentoring

Phase 2    One company is selected to receive a portfolio of support

 

All applicants receive:

· A programme of business mentoring and pitch training for free

 

A selected company goes through to Phase 2 and receives:

· A slot in the agenda at EFIB PitchFest 2016 to pitch to a judging panel of investors

· The potential to receive a minimum of €1 million of investment*

· A platform and exposure to around 700 business leaders and investors from around the world

· A free two-day pass to attend EFIB 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland

 

Criteria for applications

 

· A Small Medium Size Enterprise (SME) according to European Commission definition.

· Ambitious and innovative. 

· An SME committed to the bioeconomy agenda.

· Seeking a potential investment of a minimum of €1 million*.

· Willing to participate in a programme of business mentoring and pitch training.

· Willing and available to participate in the Company Showcase Session at EFIB PitchFest 2016 should they be selected on a yet to be confirmed date between 18 - 20 October 2016 in Glasgow.

 

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm Monday 20th June 2016

 

More information or to register: http://www.efibpitchfest2016.com

 

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