We’re helping Virgin Media Business in the search for this year’s uniquely brilliant mature business to pitch in the UK and Ireland’s most exciting pitch competition – VOOM 2018. Are you ready to take your SME, scale-up or mature business to the next level? If you have already ridden the first wave and are now looking for the fuel to scale – this is the perfect opportunity for you. What are you waiting for? Get your VOOM on!

 

Virgin Media Business provides internet, data and telephone services to more than 50,000 UK businesses. They also partner with the public sector: with local councils and thousands of schools to improve connectivity in communities and support learning, and with the emergency services to enable them to perform their life-saving skills efficiently. Virgin Media Business’ dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely available broadband speeds to homes and businesses.

 

And they’re passionate about business and supporting businesses. And when we say ‘passionate’, they support great businesses and disruptors with investment, advice, peer-to-peer support and mentoring, through VOOM.

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WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

  • The chance to win a share of £1M in prizes

  • Get noticed - gain valuable publicity

  • Expert coaching from Virgin Media Business and their partners

  • Access to network and industry knowledge

Additional criteria

  • You are a mature business, scale-up or SME businesses (20-250 employees) looking to scale

  • You have a strong company vision for sustainable growth

  • You have a compelling story, backed by a leadership team with the skills to take the business to the next level

  • You are an innovative, disruptive business with a unique service, technology or a product that is ready to be tested and implemented

  • You are based in UK or Ireland

MAY 8TH

APPLICATION DEADLINE


The applications close on May 8th at 7pm (UK time).
MAY 15th

PUBLIC VOTING DEADLINE


After the application closes, voting will be opened to the public. The deadline for this is the 15th of May.
MAY 21ST

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTED STARTUPS


The 80 entrants with the most votes will be judged by a panel, the 6 most promising startups will go through the next round and get to pitch their solution at the live finals.
MAY 23RD

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE TWO WINNERS


Leading business celebrity judges and Sir Richard Branson will select two winners for a share of £1M in prizes.
Deadline passed

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