PitchUp @ Small is... Festival & Innovation Hub launch

Bright idea? The PitchUp competition is a unique opportunity for you to pitch your innovation to a panel of development engineering practioners and experts, with the chance of winning a fantastic internship and a cash prize of £1,000 to help make it a reality.

Two runner-up prizes of £250 will also be awarded.

For more details, please visit: www.smallisfestival.org/pitchup

Project Brief

Pitch us your idea for an innovative solution to a problem of poverty. Your idea could be an invention, a business model, a project or anything that you think solves a problem you have identified. It can be wacky, wise, novel or an improvement to an existing solution. We only ask that your idea be creative, original and that its focus aims to alleviate poverty in low or medium income countries.

How to Enter

Entrants must make a two minute video pitching their idea. The video is fairly unrestricted however it must answer the following questions:

  1. Who you are and one interesting fact about yourself.
  2. What is the problem/situation that needs to be solved.
  3. What is your solution to the problem.

This, along with any necessary supporting documentation should be sent to pitchup@ewb-uk.org. The video, supporting documents and the accompanying application form (shown to the left) should be submitted by the NEW DEADLINE of Friday 10th August 2012.

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday 10th August and will then have three weeks to refine their idea before presenting it on Sunday 2nd September at the Small... is Festival.

Judges will award the winning candidate a provide feedback to all finalists at the Small is... Festival.

The new EWB-UK Innovation Hub

EWB-UK is transforming its Bursaries Programme into a new Innovation Hub for its members and partners. This exciting new scheme will be launched at the Small is... Festival with the PitchUp competition - so please do come along to find out more!

 

 

For more details, please visit: www.smallisfestival.org/pitchup