Yes You Can £20k Pitching Competition

A platform for women entrepreneurs, from across Northern Ireland, to pitch their business idea. Designed to support new and fledgling business owners, the competition allows 6 finalists to be in with the chance of winning £3,000 for their business.

Finalists will then be invited to take part in a final live pitch, at the Women in Business All Island Entrepreneurs Conference | Fri 16th June where they will have the opportunity to win a further £2,000 and press coverage on their success!

Dates you need to know
  • Applications open on Mon 3rd April
  • Applications close on Mon 15th May | 5pm
  • Shortlisted applicants will be informed on w/c Mon 22nd May
  • Shortlisted pitches will take place on Tue 30th & Wed 30th May
  • The 6 finalists will be announced on Mon 5th June
  • Finalists will pitch live at the All Island Entrepreneurs Conference | Fri 16th June - Slieve Donard Hotel
Categories to enter
Pre-start | Pitch date: 30th May 9.30am - 1.30pm
No sales to date/developing idea – must have made significant progress to show viability and intent of starting a business e.g carried out market research, have relevant skills set, attended start up or other programmes.

Trading Product | Pitch date: 30th May 2.00pm - 5.30pm
Product based business; early stage - trading less than 3years OR less than £30,000 turnover.
Trading Services | Pitch date: 31st May 9.30am - 1.30pm
Service based business; trading early stage – trading less than 3 years OR less than £30,000 turnover.
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