What is Pitch For Purpose?
Pitch For Purpose is an event being held on the 31st August 2017 that gives entrepreneurs who have started mission-led businesses an opportunity to pitch their idea to investors. The format is similar to 'speed dating', where each entrepreneur will pitch to a room of investors and once all of the pitches have been made, the entrepreneurs will be spending a bit of time answering Q&A and collaborating with each table of investors.
Why should I join?
Not only is this an opportunity to make great impressions and valuable connections with investors, but 3 entrepreneurs will be selected to receive a slot to pitch at VentureFest. For more information about VentureFest click here.
Let's not forget the Cash Prize!
In addition to the slot at VentureFest, one entrepreneur will be receiving £1000!
How do I apply?
Applying is as easy as clicking the 'Apply' button below, answering the questions on the application and sending the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 31st of August 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 29 Glasgow
Address: 29 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AJ
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about this event
How does Investor Speed Dating work?
Here's the rundown...
On the 31st of August we’re packing a room with investors, intermediaries, advisors and just all around good people to know. After pitching, you will have the opportunity to sit and discuss your business (either start-up or established) for roughly 5 minutes each. You’ll have the attention and potential interest of investors who can help your venture reach new heights!
Social Enterprises and Mission-Led Businesses
Both qualify for consideration for this event, but what's the difference?
Mission-Led Businesses are ventures that aim to achieve both social and economic impact through innovative business models. These for-profit businesses may not have an asset lock, but do have some form of mission lock.
Meanwhile, Social Enterprise businesses also aim to make a social impact, but are non-profit and have an asset lock.
Do I qualify?
Are you a social entrepreneur? Are you looking to use your business to make the world a better place and seeking funding in the next 12-18 months? Is your business a for-profit company with a high social impact or a social enterprise looking to fund growth? If so, you qualify for consideration.
What is the format?
The pitch will consist of a 4 minute pitch and 5 minutes of Q&A and collaboration with each table of investors and stakeholders.
Who are they?
This group is comprised of a wide range of investors from private equity, angel investors, to investment fund managers interested in investing in the mission-led space.
Social Investment Scotland
Established in 2001, Social Investment Scotland is a charity and social enterprise that provides flexible, tailored investment to charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs across Scotland.
Our mission is simple. We aim to make a lasting, sustainable, social and environmental impact, by helping social enterprises realise their ambition with appropriate investment and support.
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