Innov8 is back for #BR2016 and this year we are taking the PITCH-BATTLE to the next level.

100 global tech start-ups do battle over 2 days
20 world-class tech judges
7 judging criteria
3 battle stages
1 winner awarded on headline stage, broadcast globally

Innov8 PITCH-BATTLE Bumper Prize:

£50,000 Cash
1 year free Virgin Media Ultra Fast Business Broadband
High profile PR / Media coverage
CEO wins place on London Stock Exchange Elite programme
1 year free web/cloud hosting
1 year free legal & IP services
1 year free office space in Manchester
1 year “big 4” tech / business consulting /strategy advice
1 year free small business accountancy software
Free accountancy software training
1 year’s membership to TechUK
Free Lifetime platinum membership on the BizzleIt website & app
FREE Start-Up Black Belt & Business Scaling Advance Package from Start-up Booster
The winner will be considered for pre-seed investment from Seedcamp, the First Round Fund.The Winning team will be invited to speak with the Seedcamp investment team.

Innov8 is back for #BR2016 and this year we are taking the PITCH-BATTLE to the next level by doing something a bit different. We have listened to start-ups and the problems they have with other competitions.  We have designed the judging criteria based on what you are doing and plan to do, not your traction.  If you know your stuff and you pitch well, it won’t matter if you have been founded for 5 week or 5 years, you could win.

Day 1 (Thursday 21st April) will see 100 start-ups doing 5 minute pitches and 5 minutes of questions. At the end of the day our elite panel of judges will decide the best 10 start-ups that will make the semi-finals on Friday morning. The semi-finals are more detailed 10 minute pitches and 10 minutes of questions.

The top 4 start-up’s from the semi’s will progress to the grand final on Friday afternoon. This will take place on the headline stage in front of 1000 people and will be broadcast round the world via web stream.

To add to the pressure there will be a brand new panel of tech judges for increased scrutiny on the start-up’s. The winner will be selected live by the panel and the award will be presented by the #BR2016 headline sponsor’s CEO.