Cocktail Pitch Party

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Last night, WhiteSpace Norwich held our first funding event with a panel of judges and 6 businesses to present their start-up and catch the eye of an angel investor.

True to form – we kept our popular boozy format of cocktails and pizza to keep the energy up throughout the evening. One of members Ermine Sandler showed her appreciation on twitter, “Brilliant cocktails @TechEastUK @technorwich @eagle_labs_NWI.”

Our wonderful sponsors for the evening were Anglia Capital Group, who awarded the winner a slot at the next AGC funding event on 3rd November.

Our pitching companies Tether, Tech Marionette, Musicom, SAM, High-Street Edge and Train As One, had 10 minutes to present their business idea and plan.

The judges and audience came up with some very thought provoking and constructive comments and questions for the teams to answer.

Matthew Peek, head of SME for Barclays, said “all pitches were well received and well-rehearsed and the companies have built good backdrops to promote their story and vision.”

The winning company’s pitch was presented by CEO of Tech Marionette, Dom Davies. Hannah Smith from Anglia Capital Group said the winner Tech Marionette had a “fantastic and credible team.”

Alex Debecker of Ubisend said “Great event guys, thanks to everyone who pitched and got the courage to get in front of a crowd – takes a lot.”

We would love to continue to bring these events to WhiteSpace and promote digital tech growth in the area together with our members, community networks and sponsors. Do get in touch if you have any feedback or would like to get involved.

Events are free for Whitespace members, £10 ex VAT to non-members. Please confirm RSVP to hello@whitespacenorwich.com.
Please contact hello@whitespacenorwich.com or sarah@whitespacenorwich.com if you would like to get more details.

Whitespace Club Membership is free to everyone with a desk at Whitespace. However, you don’t have to work at Whitespace to be a member of the Whitespace Club. Membership is £50 per year for people/businesses in the creative/digital/tech sector, or £150 per year for everyone else.