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UKTI - Pitching Opportunity at Global Corporate Venturing Symposium

Win a slot to present to worldwide companies

As part of UKTI's Venture Capital Unit's work in linking the UK's early stage ecosystem to overseas sources of capital, they have been able to secure 20 slots (5 each in Life Sciences, CleanTech & Energy, ICT & Financial Tech, Robotics and Autonomous Systems) for start ups to pitch to around 200 global Corporate Venture Companies at Global Corporate Venturing's London symposium in London on 21-22 May.

A competition, which closes on the 22nd April, is being run for the 20 slots.  

 

The application form and eligibility criteria can be found on the UKTi's website here.

 

Successful businesses will pitch to the likes of: 

  • Bright Capital Partners,
  • Qualcomm Ventures,
  • Monsanto,
  • 3M,
  • Intel,
  • Takeda, and
  • Unilever.

Winners of those 20 slots will be announced the week commencing 29th April.

Pitch training to those selected will be available on 13th May.

The length of each pitch will be 3 minutes and will be part of a rolling Pecha Kucha style presentation.

 

The Symposium itself is over two days 21-22nd May -  (depending on the sub-sector that the company is in they will be doing their pitch on either the 21st or 22nd but will be able to attend both days if they so wish)

 

Not just 3 minutes

As well as a pitching slot, each winning company will receive:

  • Access to the full conference for 2 people, which would otherwise cost £4,000
  • Access to the meeting app to be able to book one to one meetings with the delegates attending
  • A page of information on their company that will form part of the delegates pre-conference information.

The event is best suited to companies who already have some revenue and have, or are about to raise a Series A round of funding.

 

The application form and full eligibility criteria can be found here on the UKTi website: http://www.ukti.gov.uk/export/howwehelp/event/469141.html

 

 

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