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

Investor Day comprises of two separate pitching sessions, one for those that are investment-ready and also the 'Cranfield Pitch Competition’.

Category 1: Pitching for Investment 

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 5 businesses.

 

Category 2: Cranfield Pitch Competition - 90 seconds to showcase your business idea

On the day, you will present a 90-second Elevator Pitch to a panel of judges. As part of this, you are permitted to use a maximum of 3 slides (although this is not compulsory).

Who can participate?

Entrepreneurs affiliated with Cranfield University who are looking for feedback on their business idea. There will be cash prizes available for those who deliver the best and most memorable pitches. 

How to participate?

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

This category is limited to 15 businesses.


If you are successful in either category, you will be invited to attend a 'Pitch training day'  In addition to this, you will be offered individual mentoring sessions to help you prepare for Investor Day.