Norwich’s first startup pitch night – money up for grabs!

SyncNorwich are holding their inaugural SyncConf ‘one day agile and tech’ event on the 15th of February and if that wasn’t enough to put Norwich on the UK map for startups they are donating the profits from the event at a live pitch event to the most promising Norwich startup.

Startups interested in getting their hands on this seed funding (likely between £5k and £10k) need to create their own 3 minute video response to the Youtube video (embedded below but you will need to click through) which describes the criteria and application process.

In short we’re looking for teams of  2+ peeps (no one-person outfits) who have a software based startup with at least one user / customer – that is there is a built product that someone is using / paying for. We don’t want to just invest in an idea as everyone has those and they have no value unless you execute on them.

More details for cut off date and when / where this Dragon’s Den style event will be will follow. Keep watching this space!

Richard Patey

Comments

  1. choudhuryroy says:

    Great words of wisdom from Brad Feld, co-founder of TechStars on how to build an entrepreneur community. For him it’s not so much about getting the VCs (although doing so creates a positive feedback loop where capital follows success) or even requiring a great University spinning off lots of companies like Stanford in Silicon Valley – it has to be lead by the local entrepreneurs who need to be in it for the long-haul where people pay-it-forward and are passionate about helping each other rather than seeing it as a zero-sum game such as poker. We need to make it easy for the new kids on the block to get involved as SyncNorwich is doing.