Win the chance to pitch to Luke Johnson: enter MT's Pitch It! competition

A national contest for MBA students which recognises and celebrates the creativity, discipline and skills needed to concisely and convincingly sell a new business idea.

Last Updated: 02 Jun 2014

Do you have an amazing business idea? Want to be the next big Richard Branson? Enter our Pitch It! competition and you could be pitching your idea to an audience of the UK’s top chief executives and directors at MT Live 2014 in London on June 25th. Speakers at the conference include Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King, Facebook’s European boss, Nicola Mendelsohn and serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson.

Three MBA students will be selected as finalists to present their business ideas in just five minutes.  And the winner will receive a feature story in Management Today, press release and advice from Four Colman Getty and an hour’s worth of mentoring and coaching from experienced and successful entrepreneurs.

To enter, simply tell us your business idea in no more than 500 words.  Your 500 words should include answers to the following questions: What is the problem you are solving? How are you solving the problem? Who are you solving it for? How is your solution different from what is already available? And why you?

Email your 500-word document to by midnight on June 7th. We’ll let you know by June 14th if you are one of our three finalists.

Good luck – we hope to see you at MT Live 2014 on June 25th.


Terms and conditions

1. All entrants must be currently enrolled MBA students at a UK-based university or business school. 2. All preliminary entries must be submitted electronically by 11.:59pm on June 7th, 2014. 3. Concepts pitched must be the original work of the entrants and be for a new business idea or innovation. 4. Prize is: an opportunity to do a five minute pitch at MT Live. 5. Open to UK residents only aged 18 or over. 5. No cash alternatives. Prizes are non-transferable. 6. Only one entry per person. 7. The judges’ decision is final 8. Full terms and conditions click here. 10. All presentations must be live. 11. Finalists may use PowerPoint® slides, video, flip charts, Internet displays, show cards, whiteboards, exhibits, posters to complement or help clarify their presentations. 12. A maximum of five minutes will be allowed for each pitch. Presentations will be stop-watched and presenters will have a digital clock countdown for a real-time reference. 13. Haymarket Media Group’s Privacy Policy: Your personal information will only be used as set out in Haymarket Media Group’s privacy policy. Submitting your details indicates your consent, for the time being, that we and our partners may contact you about products and services that will be of interest to you via post, phone, e-mail and SMS. You can opt-out at ANY time using the contact details in our privacy policy should you not enjoy the great offers we have for you and we will NOT contact you again until you ask us to do so. 14. MT Live takes place on June 25th, 2014 at 200 Aldersgate, London EC1A 4HD.

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