As in person events became possible during 2022, The Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship began their Investor Day programme by splitting the Elevator Pitch Competition from the Investor Day Event.

On 7 July 2022 the Elevator Pitch competition, generously sponsored by Santander Universities, saw 16 exciting early-stage businesses and ideas pitch to win a total prize fund of £5,000. Jan Mataró Núñez of Kreios Space walked away as the winner with £2,500 and a guaranteed place at Investor Day 2022.

Investor Day is happening on Wednesday 21 September 2022 between 14:00 and 17:30 live on campus at Cranfield. We are looking for investors that are interested in attending as well as a limited number of Cranfield affiliated investment ready entrepreneurs with amazing businesses that need early stage or growth funding.

Are you an angel investor or venture capitalist?

Are you actively investing in early stage or growth businesses at the moment? Are you interested in seeing what Cranfield has to offer?

Please fill out the form below (as an Angel or VC investor) to register your interest and one of our team will be in touch to arrange for you to join us on campus.

Alternatively, please email Martin Spiller ( to arrange to discuss your interest further!

Are you an entrepreneur actively looking for funding?

Are you affiliated with Cranfield University? Do you have a business which is actively looking for external investment to help your business grow? Would you like to pitch to a wide range of investors including Cranfield’s own seed fund?

If so, then please fill out the form below (as an entrepreneur) to register your interest, including an outline of your business and supported with a business plan or pitch deck and other supporting documents and one of the team will be in touch to discuss your entry.

What will happen on the day?

We will see up to 6 businesses present for a maximum of 10 minutes to outline their business and investment opportunity and respond to questions from interested parties for up to 20 minutes.

At the close of the event we will hold a short networking session where investors and entrepreneurs can discuss matters further!