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Do you have a problem you’re passionate about solving? Pitch for a chance to win £250 towards the next step for your idea!

Idea Factory is back in November 2023 – with a twist!

Do you have a problem you’re passionate about solving? And the inkling of an idea of how to solve it?

Come along to our Idea Factory Open Pitch Night on Tuesday 14th November for your chance to pitch for £250 funding towards your next step to test your idea – whether that’s market research, building a prototype, buying equipment for testing, incentives for customer research, marketing etc.

Just turn up on the night and deliver a 90-second pitch in front of our judges and audience. It’s a fun and low-stakes competition, so no prep or slides required. Everyone who pitches will receive a 1:1 mentoring session to support their idea going forwards, and 10x £250 prizes are available!

And if you don’t have an idea but want to watch some compelling pitches, then come along to support!

Pizza and drinks will be available, alongside a chance to network with other like-minded people if you’re looking for a team to work on your idea, or want to join a team.

If you want some presentation preparation or are on the fence about pitching, join our online Presentation Workshop on Thursday 9 November for some tips and tricks – link coming soon.

See the Info Pack for more information, or email with any questions.


Agenda (subject to change):

18:00-18:30 Registration/arrivals, drinks, networking

18:30-18:40 Welcome, run-through of evening

18:40-18:55 Quick fire pitching tips

18:55-19:10 Last minute pitching sign up

19:10-20:30 Pitches

20:30-20:45 Judges deliberation

20:45-21:00 Winners announcement + photos

20:45-21:30 Networking, drinks


Want some presenting and pitching tips and practice before the event?

Our Presenting with Confidence & Impact online workshop on Thursday 9th November, 5-6.30pm will help you present with more confidence and create the impact you want when you step up to speak.

Find more information here and register for your place.


If you're taking part in Enterprise Award, this counts as one of your four workshops, focused on Compel.

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