Battle of the Pitches

WIN £10k for your business with CATAX

Could your brilliant business idea become the next big thing?

Battle of the Pitches is a live pitching competition to win a £10k prize from #VFS22: Festival of Innovation headline partner, CATAX to help your innovative business fly.

Established businesses looking to grow through the deployment of new ideas and innovation are encouraged to enter stage one of the Battle of the Pitches competition by submitting a PitchClip video pitch by Sunday 4th September.

The top PitchClips will then be whittled down by VFS judges to the final shortlist of the five most promising ideas. Shortlisted businesses will win a coveted VFS Innovator space and will pitch live at the #VFS22: Festival of Innovation on 17 November.

The live pitch event will be judged by Venturefest South partners and industry leaders who, together with the Venturefest South audience will decide who takes home the £10,000 prize.

Rules & Tips

  • Your video should be no longer than one minute 30 seconds. So keep your content snappy!
  • Entrants have to be an established business
  • You need to be available on the 17 November. You will also be required to attend a pitch training and briefing session in October (date TBC)
  • Your business should be from the VFS region (defined broadly Bournemouth – Chichester and up to Surrey)
  • Entrants can set out how the £10k prize money will be used in your business
  • You must agree to us using your video entry and content in promotion of Venturefest South
  • Entrants need to demonstrate why what they are doing is innovative
  • Here are some video tips

Download full details

For some inspiration check out some examples from our previous innovators on VFSTV.

Rules & Tips

  • Your video should be no longer than one minute 30 seconds. So keep your content snappy!
  • Entrants have to be an established business
  • You need to be available on the 17 November. You will also be required to attend a pitch training and briefing session in October (date TBC)
  • Your business should be from the VFS region (defined broadly Bournemouth – Chichester and up to Surrey)
  • Entrants can set out how the £10k prize money will be used in your business
  • You must agree to us using your video entry and content in promotion of Venturefest South
  • Entrants need to demonstrate why what they are doing is innovative
  • Here are some video tips

Download full details

For some inspiration check out some examples from our previous innovators on VFSTV.