Premier pitching competition invites businesses and investors

April 23, 2020

Premier pitching competition invites businesses and investors

The established premier pitching competition of the West Midlands is back with a new name – Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up – and is inviting ambitious business owners and potential investors from West Midlands to register for an introductory webinar on Wednesday 29th April.

Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up is a pitching competition that provides training and practice for business owners who want to improve their ability to win investment.  The competition culminates in a final event where businesses pitch to a live audience of investors, who get the chance to view some of the best up-and-coming talent in the West Midlands from a wide sector of industries. As part of the programme, we also deliver an introduction to early investing for those interested in finding out more.

Previously known as Pitchfest WM, the competition was created by the Centre for Growth at Aston University, the Bizzlnn business incubator at the University of Birmingham and Minerva at the University of Warwick Science Park more than five years ago.

Since then, Pitch Up has put over 125 entrepreneurs directly in front of investors and helped bring more than £3,000,000 of investments to the region’s small businesses.

The webinar, which is suitable for investors and businesses, will cover:

  • The support to be provided to the programme by the institutions
  • What companies should expect, how it will work, and how to apply
  • Why come along as an investor and get involved
  • Q&A
  • Next steps

The webinar will run from 2.00-3.00pm on Wednesday 29th April, and is free to attend. Registration is on Eventbrite. Following registration, we will provide you with an invitation to the webinar with call-in details. The meeting will be hosted using the software provided by Zoom (


For further media information, contact:

Alex Toft, Head of Minerva Business Angels