While Pitch to Rich may roll off of the tongue quite easily, Richard Branson has rebranded the £1m entrepreneurial challenge named after him VOOM 2016 as the competition returns for its fifth year.
Fourex is on a mission to provide what the company founder calls “currency exchange on steroids”. The tagline certainly is a memorable one and it worked wonders in 2015 as the company secured the praise, and capital, of Richard Branson – as well as a place in our Everline Future 50 2016.
Following the grand finale of the three-month Pitch to Rich competition, which saw JustPark, Fourex and Kino-mo scoop the big prizes, Real Business has rounded up the founders to determine how you pitch to a billionaire tycoon like Richard Branson and walk away with his money.
The Virgin Media Business Pitch to Rich 2015 competition finale has taken place in Shoreditch. On the judging panel, which included the likes of Richard Branson and Jo Malone, sat international male model David Gandy.
We meet Pitch to Rich 2015 semi-finalist Lisa Sohanpal, who is set to take her healthy ready meals for children to the shelves of Ocado and Selfridges – and hopes to foster a new generation of healthy eaters.
UK startups and entrepreneurs have been invited to claim their stake in a £1m prize by showcasing their business ideas in a Pitch to Rich as Richard Branson, Virgin Media Business and LinkedIn come together to support British innovation.