Innovative small and medium sized enterprises in Leicester and Leicestershire that are seeking to raise significant investment are being encouraged to apply for a new programme.

Pitchfest, funded by Innovate UK Edge, will support SME’s to get investment ready and develop their investor pitch in order to raise finance.

It is for startups that are interested in internationalisation and looking to raise £500k+ for their businesses.

Successful applicants to the programme  will benefit from pitch training, access to investment experts, support from growth specialists, an opportunity to build a clear investment proposition plan, introductions to investor networks and more.

To find out more click here and the key Midlands dates are below:

Prep session:          The Pitchfest Champion will arrange a suitable date
Training day 1:        15 April 2021
Training day 2:        29 April 2021
Investor session:    13 May 2021
Applications deadline: 11 March 2021
Notification of application outcome: 18 March 2021