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Gecko made it into The Pitch 100 businesses!

The Pitch 100

So, some awesome news hit the Terrarium last week, we made it through to The Pitch 2014 top 100! In a record number of entries for The Pitch we scored very high and are onto the next stage of the competition, WHOOP! The Pitch is Britain’s biggest small business competition, with an impressive prize package, including:

  • Two years of CloudCare services from AVG;
  • Mentoring from award winning serial entrepreneur Karen Darby;
  • 12 months free access to Regus business lounges around the world;
  • Ecommerce website and email services for a year from ekmPowershop;
  • Two press releases and a PR masterclass from 10 Yetis;
  • A Nokia Lumia 2520;
  • £1,000 of business advice services from ICAEW;
  • Exclusive Gold Card membership from Huddlebuy;
  • £250 of free minicab journeys from Minicabster;
  • 500 branded promotional pens from Senator;
  • Creative web support from Sift Media;
  • Online advertising with Sift Media;
  • LinkedIn Business account;
  • Lifetime membership of UK Business Forums;
  • A year's UK Business Forums membership;
  • Interview with BusinessZone.co.uk;
  • Special prize package for businesses with a social or environmental benefit!

 

Not bed ey? So the next stage is Boot camp ‘intensive, hands on events to coach you through to the next level of The Pitch 2014… Working with some of the business world’s leading experts we’ve designed a programme of intimate, interactive workshops, which everybody taking part in The Pitch 2014 boot camps will get to attend.’ These workshops, a prize in themselves, will run consecutively throughout the day, followed by ‘quick fire’ 90 second pitch sessions! Contestants will pitch straight after each other for 90 seconds. Each pitch will be filmed and the judges will select the final 30 contestants who will make it through to The Pitch Final. Live pitching is not my strong point (demonstrated below...). I have a lot to learn, but at least I will be in the right place to do so!

 

 

Each of The Pitch 100 have their own profiles live on The Pitch website. In addition to all of this running between now and Sunday 28 September is The Pitch Digital Marketing Award. The contestant who conducts the most innovative campaign will be crowned the winner of The Pitch Digital Marketing Award at The Pitch Final on Thursday 23 October, and will be awarded a UKBF Ad package, profile piece and interview by Sift Media editorial published on UKBF and mentoring and marketing products from Constant Contact > > WE WANT, MUCHLY.

So, to kick start our bid for this crown we are asking you to finish this sentence: "If you help us secure votes and win The Pitch Digital Marketing Award we will..." Example: Eat copious amounts of chocolate in celebration…

Top 3 answers will win some free Gecko gear: A choice of kids, or adults t-shirt each, a keyring, personalised hang tag, a seed paper tag and the winner will win a choice of hoodie. Closing date: 1st September.

Only answers that would not see us breaking the law or being disrespectful to people/the planet will be considered. The more innovative the better.

Oh yes and please take 1.2 seconds to vote. *Disclaimer this is a possibly inaccurate guide time, but it is just a clicking of box and not a submitting of personal details.

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