We are delighted to welcome back Cranfield’s Investor Day in 2022 as an in-person event and are very excited about the prospect of seeing what our Cranfield University affiliated Entrepreneurs have created in this time.

In previous years we have held our Investor Day competition, for businesses that are ready and searching for investment, at the same time as our pitch competition for earlier stage businesses still finalising their business models.

For 2022 however, we have decided to change it up!

Cranfield Elevator Pitch Competition – 7 July 2022

Based on a strictly enforced 3-minute Elevator Pitch format, businesses will pitch to a panel of judges in break out groups.

The top two performing businesses from each cohort will then pitch again to a combined panel of judges from which the winners will then be chosen.

Courtesy of our friends at Santander Universities there is a cash prize pool of £5,000 available for those who deliver the best, the runner-up and the most memorable pitch on the day.  Details on the breakdown will be provided on the day.

Who can participate?

Entrepreneurs affiliated with Cranfield University who are looking for feedback on their business idea as well as those that wish to participate in the full Investor Day competition (see below).

Pitch Training?

Once you have registered, we will contact you to book a training slot which will be available as follows:

  • In person – CMRI Gallery - 27 June 2022 – 2pm until 4.30pm
  • Online – Zoom – 30 June 2022 – 2pm until 4.30pm

We will also be holding an in person drop-in clinic for teams to work for 30 mins with our faculty on Monday 4 July 2022, details of which will be made available at the training days.

Please note that entrepreneurs that do not attend a training session or drop-in clinic may not be selected to present on the day and a maximum of 20 ideas will be selected to present to our judges.

Closing date for submissions is midday, Monday 27 June 2022. 

How to participate?

Fill out the following form and see below for details of the training days and investor day: 

Cranfield Investor Day – 21 September 2022

Who can participate?

Entrepreneurs affiliated with Cranfield University who have a business idea which is ready for external investment.

How to participate?

Winners of the Pitch Competition will be guaranteed a spot alongside specific entrepreneurs selected by the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship to take part in this event.

Details of the application process, training sessions and drop-in clinics will be available nearer to the time and this competition is limited to a maximum of 10 businesses.