Are you a founder looking to pitch your business to one of the World’s most experienced entrepreneurs?
Pitch-it easy offers City, University of London Entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch to easy® founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou for the chance to win £10,000. Included in the prize is an opportunity to access exclusive mentoring and guidance directly from Sir Stelios himself plus you will be given an opportunity for your business to partner with the easy family of brands to help your business scale.
Who can apply?
This competition is only open to City students and graduates (that have studied a full-time or part time undergraduate or postgraduate programme).
You must be a founder or co-founder of an early stage business. There are no restrictions on which sector you operate in however we expect you to be beyond the idea stage and ideally at a product-market fit level ie selling products, delivering services, raising funds, generally operational.
When can I apply?
See an outline of the timeline below:
- Applications open - 21st November 2019
- Deadline for Applications – 10th February 2020
- Shortlist is selected and reviewed by judging committee – 24th Feb
- 6 finalists are invited to Pitch to Sir Stelios and judges – Early March
- Pitch training for Finalists – Mid March
- Pitch it easy® final - Early April
What do I win?
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has kindly donated the prize fund for the competition:
- 1st prize will win £10000
- All 5 runners up will win £2000 each.
In addition to this, Sir Stelios is generously offering his knowledge and skills to help you build and develop your business. This is a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of one of the world’s most notable entrepreneurs know how and experience in building successful companies and brands.
There will also be an opportunity to partner with the easy® family of brands, in addition to discussing further investment opportunities with Sir Stelios and his network.
How do I apply?
Please complete the application form online.
The deadline for applications: 10th February 2020, 1pm.
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