The Chairman of Cornwall’s Crowdfunder, Rob Love, will head up the #VOOM: Pitch to Rich panel in Brighton, in search of the best business minds across the UK
Virgin Media Business’ Pitch to Rich 2015 competition to award Britain’s biggest ever business prize will be kick started with six events, taking place up and down the country throughout April, in association with Eventbrite.
In Brighton, the evening will be held on April 23rd at the Basement. Love joins a prestigious panel including Jonas Druppel, Dubsmash Founder, to help scout out the most innovative local talent. Three lucky entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch to Love and Druppel, and candidates will benefit from one-on-one financial advice, as well as information about business funding and mentoring from Virgin StartUp.
“As Chairman of Crowdfunder and an entrepreneur myself, it’s really exciting to be part of a competition that will award one of the biggest business prizes ever. It’s also a brilliant opportunity to be able to introduce more businesses to Crowdfunder and find out how they can validate their ideas and turn them into reality.”
“Pitch to Rich Live is all about calling on the best business minds in the country to help us seek out the UK’s most exciting business talent. As a leader with a huge breadth of experience and a reputation for his straight-up perspective, Rob Love was a natural choice and we are delighted to have him on board.”
Peter Kelly, Managing Director of Virgin Media Business, noted:
“Digital connectivity is playing a huge part in helping entrepreneurs build successful businesses, propelling the economy forward. Right now, great British businesses, like the thousands we work with, are seizing the opportunity that digital can have and shaking up their respective markets. Every strong economy needs game-changers and through Pitch to Rich we hope to inspire even more.”
The competition is the latest Virgin Media Business initiative to support small, growing UK businesses – the disproportionate drivers of the national economy. This has included the introduction of specifically-designed broadband services and the creation of free expert resources to help entrepreneurs make the most of the opportunities created by the digital world.
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