Applications open for the first PitchItValleys event

Applications are now open for the first PitchItValleys entrepreneurship competition.

The event is a collaboration between BeTheSpark, Angels Invest Wales, Development Bank of Wales, Welsh Government and Our Valleys Our Future.

It’ll give entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch in front of an esteemed panel of investors and secure up to £75,000 of equity investment, as well as investor readiness support and expert mentoring.

Modelled from last year’s PitchItWales competition, this is a first-of-the-kind event to be held in the Valleys. The first round of pitches is set to take place on  June 20th at Coleg Y Cymoedd, Aberdare Campus.

“At this event in June, 5 entrepreneurs will be selected for the pitching final that will take in November 2019,” said BeTheSpark in an announcement.

“PitchItValleys captures BeTheSpark’s vision of creating a more visible, simple and connected ecosystem and enabling Welsh businesses to win and grow faster by linking you to the brightest minds in Wales.”

Entrepreneurs looking to apply for the competition are being asked to send a business one-pager to hello@bethespark.info, with applications closing on May 25th.