How would you fancy pitching your business idea to none other than Sir Richard Branson? You have the opportunity to do just that! We wanted to share with you VOOM Pitch 2018 - UK and Ireland's pitching competition which gives you the chance to pitch your business for a share of £1M in prize. We think this is pretty exciting stuff!


VOOM Pitch 2018 is open to anyone who is aged 18 and over, lives in the UK or Ireland, and has an amazing business idea they want to pitch. There are many categories to choose from Spark & Startup for small businesses; to Scale & Grow for larger businesses who want to take their brands to the next level.


VOOM Pitch 2018 allows your business or brand to get noticed in the eyes of the public, as well as potential investors. Utilise social media and advertising to bump up your presence and tell everyone about your pitch - you'll be surprised how much exposure you can gain! Read our tips on how to use social media when crowdfunding your project for ideas to help you. You can also raise money from your pitch page on the VOOM website!


Those businesses who are in the finals will travel to London to pitch for Sir Richard Branson and have the opportunity to leave the day with a share of the £1m in prizes; and an invite to the FastTrack 100 Conference dinner with a chance to win over mentoring and funding.


If you want to enter VOOM Pitch 2018 you must hurry as entries close on 8th of May - head over to Voom Pitch 2018 and upload your video pitch which captures the passion and innovation of your business; then shout about your pitch to the world so everyone votes for you (our social media crowdfunding tips will definitely help you with that!); and make sure you're in the Top 40 of your category.


We would love to support your business idea - so tag us on social if you have entered and want us to vote for you! Or if you think you need more product development in place before entering the awards, we would love to help. In fact, as a new inventor you can save yourself some money with our fantastic offer - check it out here.