Plastics Circular Economy Pitchfest 2019

Posted on: 15/02/2019

UKCPN & KTN’s Access to Funding and Finance Team present Pitchfest 2019.

Apply today to be part of the Plastics Circular Economy Pitchfest 2019.

From 28th March to 1st May 2019 the UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN) with KTN’s Access to Funding and Finance Team are running an Investment Readiness Programme for companies working in the field of plastics circular economy.

Pitchfest is a pitching competition presenting a unique opportunity to raise the profile of the plastics circular economy in front of a national audience of investors.

It‚Äôs preceded by a dedicated Investor Readiness Programme which prepares companies for a rigorous selection step. The Investment Readiness Programme provides the skills for developing and presenting a strong business pitch to investors and possible business partners. This program targets companies looking to become investor ready, providing them with three days of training spread over a month. We will cover communication skills, and background information on the various types of funding, and insight into the investors’ perspective.

If selected, businesses are exposed to investment opportunities through a pitching competition where they are invited to present their ideas, pitch for investment and take part in a showcase event.


Expected outcomes

At the end of the programme, companies will be able to better prepare an investor pitch and be more confident in delivery of their ‘story’. Companies that are successful on the selection day will pitch to a national audience of investors.



Here is a summary of what to expect throughout the programme:

28th March: Investment Readiness Programme Day 1, Birmingham

4th April: Investment Readiness Programme Day 2, Birmingham

Days 1 and 2 form a coherent package and provide delegates with theory followed by practical experience of making a pitch.

23rd April: Selection Panel, Business Design Centre, Islington, London

Companies arrive for designated time to pitch to a panel of stakeholders including those from industry, a friendly investor and supporting organisations.

1st May: Plastics Circular Economy Pitchfest, Keltie LLP, 1 London Bridge, London SE1 9BA, UK

Selected companies will present their opportunity to a room of investors.



APPLY FOR A PLACE TODAY. 15 companies will be selected from interested registrants to attend the training event, practice event and selection day. The companies chosen to present at the showcase day will be selected from these 15 companies. All applicants must be able to attend all four events.

Application deadline: 27th March 2019.

Apply now


**Please note: In order to apply you must be a member of the UK Circular Plastics Network. To find out more about UKCPN please click here. To become a member of UKCPN please click here.

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