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£10k Pitchathon Business Challenge


Cost: Free

Now in its third year, the £10k Business Start-up Challenge is a competition developed by Derry City and Strabane District Council to:

  • Reward creativity and innovative business ideas that will benefit the local economy
  • Inspire, encourage and develop the spirit of entrepreneurship and enterprise in the council area
  • Provide assistance both financially and via specialised business support to entrepreneurs that have demonstrated the ability to create jobs and export their products into new markets

Seven businesses have now been shortlisted to pitch their ideas in front of an audience and judging panel to be in with the chance of winning:

First Prize - £2,500
Second Prize - £2,000
Third Prize - £1,500

Runner up prizes (x3) - £1,000 each

Student Prize - £1,000

Come along and vote for your favourite pitch on the day!

Light refreshments will be provided on the day.

Dates and venues

7 March 2019 - 30 March 2019, 14:00 - 17:00
Foyle Theatre, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 7AL

Cost: Free

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We reserve the right to cancel or amend the timings of this event.

Event organiser

Derry City and Strabane District Council
98 Strand Road
Derry - Londonderry
BT48 7NN
United Kingdom: Northern Ireland

028 71253253
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