Pitch Up


Pitch Up improves businesses’ ability to win investment while simultaneously boosting their profile. Over the last 3 years, Pitch Up – which is run by the Centre for Growth at Aston University, BizzInn at the University of Birmingham and Minerva at the University of Warwick Science Park – has put 90 entrepreneurs directly in front of investors and helped bring over £2.75M of investment to the region's small businesses.

Venturefest will be host to the Pitch Up final where the best business pitches will compete in front of a live audience of investors and entrepreneurs to win:

•    The Best Pitch Award
•    Golden Ticket to access Minerva’s professional network of Business Angel Investors
•    Potential future investment


Applications for Pitchfest at Venturefest WM 2019 are now closed. For future Pitchfest competitions and apply or find out more, click here. 


Pitchfest 2019 Headline Sponsor: TBC 
If you are interested in sponsoring this year's Pitchfest awards please get in touch via the form below.



Pitchfest 2018 Finalists Include: 

Beacon Innovation ltd
Burning Barn Ltd
Fregnan Limited
Green Sisters Ltd
Culture Cake
NUJ Limited
Medstars Ltd


Pitchfest 2018 Winner: 




Venturefest West Midlands 2021 will provisionally take place on Thursday, 28 Jan 2021 at a central Birmingham location