The annual Cranfield Investor Day and Pitch Competition event is an opportunity for selected Entrepreneurs affiliated with Cranfield University to present their business ideas to receive feedback from a senior panel of industry experts, seasoned entrepreneurs and investors.

We will hold two separate events on the same day:

  • Investor Day, intended for investment-ready businesses and
  • Pitch Competition, more suitable for promising business ideas in need of further development

Category 1: Investor Day pitches

Who can participate?

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

How to participate?

Specific entrepreneurs will be approached by the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship to take part in this event. Details of the application process will be available nearer to the time.

This category is limited to 10 businesses.

Category 2: Cranfield Pitch Competition – 2 minutes to showcase your business idea

On the day, you will present a 2-minute Elevator Pitch to a panel of judges.

Who can participate?

Entrepreneurs affiliated with Cranfield University who are looking for feedback on their business idea. There will be cash prize pool of £5,000 available for those who deliver the best, the runner-up and the most memorable pitch.

How to participate?

Details of the application process will be available nearer to the time. 

This category is limited to 15 businesses.

You should submit your application by 14 June.  Please send a teaser (up to 2 pages) and a slide deck to bettanycentre@cranfield.ac.uk (Re: Investor Day / Pitch Competition)