Minerva Birmingham PitchUp Webinar

29 April 2020

The established premier pitching competition of the West Midlands is back with a new name; Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up.

Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up is a pitching competition (previously known as Pitchfest WM) which since 2015 has been staging live finals at Venturefest WM, the region’s most prestigious event for growth-focused businesses.

For ambitious business owners, the competition will provide the opportunity to improve your ability to win investment while simultaneously boosting your business’s profile.

For investors, Pitch Up offers a 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.

The competition was created by the Centre for Growth at Aston University, Bizzlnn at the University of Birmingham and Minerva at the University of Warwick Science Park more than five years ago. Pitch Up has since 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.

Whether you are a company or a potential investor, you are invited to an introductory webinar to find out more: 


• Introduction to the history & concept behind Pitch Up 

• The support to be provided by 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 

Following acceptance of the invite, you will be provided with an invitation to the Webinar with call-in details. The meeting will be hosted using the software provided by Zoom (https://zoom.us/)

The software is free and contains some excellent tutorial videos.