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Launch of VOOM 2016 - Business Competition

Voom 2016 is a business pitching competition for the UK and Ireland’s entrepreneurs, with £1 million (€1.2 million) in prizes.

Over 14 weeks, the competition will include a public vote and a 29-hour ‘Pitchathon’, culminating in a Live Finale, in which 6 finalists will make their pitches to Sir Richard Branson.

There are 2 categories: Start-up and Grow, so you will need to select the one that best reflects your business. The 2 main Voom 2016 winners will receive:

  • A cash prize of £50,000 to help business growth
  • mentoring from Virgin StartUp and Voom professionals
  • a £250,000 marketing campaign
  • a Virgin Media Business broadband package
  • financial advice from the Institute of Chartered Accountants

There will also be 2 runners-up named from each category. They will each secure a £20,000 cash prize, broadband, mentoring, financial guidance and brand support.

Crowdfunder is also providing firms the chance to raise capital through crowdfunding during the process of the competition. The company most successful will be crowed Champion Crowdfunder and secure £50,000 in cash, as well as a unique media campaign.

The deadline for entries is 10 May 2016.

Further information can be accessed at the Competition website.

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