Why should you pitch at Pitch Night?

Get pitch perfect at 2016 Pitch Night

EMA BoP Pitch Night is for anyone with an idea, already has a start-up or even an established business with big plans for growth. It is for both commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

Here are some great reasons to pitch at 2016 EMA BoP Pitch Night!

Practice makes better!
Pitch Night is a great way to practice your pitch. Pitching is a crucial part of any organisation.  From the 30 second elevator pitch to a sales proposal, we pitch our organisations more than you realise.  Entering Pitch Night gives you the opportunity to really bed down the key elements of pitches; why you exist, what pain point are you solving, wrapping it up as a story that makes an emotional connection with your audience.

Feedback
A crucial part of the Pitch Night is the feedback – both from the Judges and the audience.  Our Pitch Night has an incredible line-up of Judges.  Its not often that you get a chance of feedback from a panel of this calibre.

Great promotion of your business
Pitch Night attracts more than 100 local business people.  Its a great audience to promote and spread the word about your product or service.  Business success has an element of serendipity – connecting to the right people at the right time.  You never know who will be in the audience that may connect you with someone that will help your business really take-off.

Share ideas & learn
Its a great opportunity to meet and network with like-minded people.  Pitch Night is structured so there is time for mingling and networking. It is also an opportunity for people to learn from other people’s pitches, what’s good and what’s not.

$11,000 prize pool
There is an amazing $11,000 worth of prizes up for grabs for the Winner, Runner-Up and People’s Choice.  Prizes include a customised website from CG Design including first year’s hosting valued at $3,000, Firestation coaching and training programmes, HR advice from EMA BoP, legal advice from Mark Copeland Lawyers, financial advice from BDO Rotorua, graphic design from Red Spot and an online marketing course from Dubzz.

Our 2016 EMA Pitch Night is on Wednesday 19 October from 5.30pm at Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytech.

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