And all you need to do to enter is:
- Send in a 3 minute pitch video
- Fill in the AccelerateHER Awards 2020 submission form.
Name your video file as your full business name and upload via the link below by midnight on Friday 20th December 2019. Once you have uploaded your video, please enter your details on the application form.
More information and advice on the Pitch Video is available below. Please also see the AccelerateHER Awards 2020 FAQs page.
Pitch Video Advice
To help prepare your pitch content, please watch this helpful video.
The pitch video does not need to be sophisticated. You can make it on your smartphone from your kitchen table. What we are looking for is you! Not your video editing skills.
Three minutes is the maximum length of video.
The judges will be looking at the following areas:
• Market – Your knowledge of your target market and your route to market. Make sure your business model is clearly stated. Who are your competitors and how do you plan to compete?
• Scale – What is your potential and plan to scale your business? What international markets do you plan to target?
• Team – Do you have the right team to help you achieve your ambitions? Or do you know what skills you are lacking within your team and how you will source them going forward?
• Finance – Do you have a clear financial plan? Do you know your funding requirements?
• Technology – What is the technology behind your business? Do you have it protected? Can you prevent your competitors from copying you?A deep knowledge and evidence of your market; and ideally any market testing you have done.
Dates for the Diary
- Wednesday 6th November 2019 – AccelerateHER Awards Application Opens
- Friday 20th December 2019 – AccelerateHER Awards Applications Closes
- Friday 17th January – Semi-Finalists Announced and they will be asked to submit executive summary by 7th February 2020
- Early February – Pitch coaching session
- Week commencing 24th February – AccelerateHER Awards Semi Final: Finalists to submit business plans for 13th March 2020.
- Thursday 26th March – AccelerateHER Awards Final, hosted by Barclays Eagle Labs at Codebase, Edinburgh