Virgin Media wants Irish entrepreneurs to enter Voom Pitch and win €6,000

If you’re an entrepreneur with a strong pitch, here’s your chance to win €6,000 in funding and potentially share your idea with Richard Branson.

Virgin Media is calling on Irish entrepreneurs to enter Ireland and the UK’s largest pitching competition, Voom Pitch.

The competition is going on the road this year for the first time since it began in 2011 and will be travelling across Ireland and the UK in search of the next great business idea in the Voom Tour Bus.

The Irish pit-stop will be at Virgin Media’s TechConnect Live event in the RDS on May, 31st. Hopefuls who attend the event will be able to see what previous winners have done and get all the necessary information and tips on what to include in their pitch!

At this event, Irish startups can win a regional prize of €6,000 and will be in the running for one of ten spots reserved for entrepreneurs to pitch Richard Branson himself.

The programme is entirely merit based so the most innovative and original business concepts are the ones that could make it to the top and ultimately present their case to Richard Branson in person.

Following the TechConnect Live stop, the national Voom competition will return in March 2018 when it will again provide the chance to win a share of €1.2 million in prizes.

Speaking at the launch, Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder, said:

“The Voom Bus is going on tour to seek out brilliant entrepreneurs and to help them break down the business barriers in their way. We’re bringing the Voom Tour into communities and challenging people to put aside their fears and pitch their business ideas as we travel across Ireland and the UK. The Voom Tour is a fantastic way for people to get started on what could be the most significant journey of their business life.”

Anyone wishing to attend or pitch at the TechConnect Live event should register for FREE through Virgin Media at https://www.virginmedia.ie/business/events.

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