Companies working in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence (RAI) are being invited to take part in an investment readiness programme to provide an overview of what is expected when raising cash and how to put forward a strong proposition.
Pitchfest will span four events between January and March 2018 and will culminate in a pitching competition where businesses will have the opportunity to present their projects to an audience of national investors.
The first two days of training on 16-17 January 2018 takes place in Sheffield, where participants will be trained on how to develop, structure and present the perfect pitch to give them the best possible chance to secure investment, plus insight from the investor’s perspective, business valuation tools and what kind of financial due diligence will be undertaken.
The programme moves to London on 1 February where companies will practice delivery and refine their seven-minute pitch with the programme cohort in a no-pressure environment.
On 1 March they will pitch to a panel of stakeholders including those from industry, a friendly investor and supporting organisations.
The panel will select the best candidates to go through to the final Showcase Day on 15 March to pitch to the investors.
At the end of Pitchfest, companies will be able to better prepare an investor pitch and be more confident in delivery of their ‘story’.