Last week marked the celebration of the culmination of our 10th 12-week Incubator programme with Pitch Day. Hatch partnered with Business Launchpad for the first time to honour the creative initiatives happening in South London.
The event was formatted in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style where participants pitched their business to a panel of judges to gain valuable insight an in the hopes of winning the coveted ‘best pitch’ award.
Our expert panel of Dragons included the Head of Ventures for UnLtd, the Fund Manager for Barrow Cadbury Trust, one of Hatch’s most successful female founders, the Director of Enterprise & Development at NCVO and the Head of Venture Development at the Young Foundation, so the quality of judging had never been higher! The Dragons gave valuable guidance and asked questions steered towards our entrepreneurs and their businesses. The day was incredibly valuable for both presenters and onlookers alike.
The well-deserved winner was Shani Page-Muir who pitched Bankra, an online platform dedicated to inspiring black millennials to connect with their homelands through travel information and storytelling. She says ‘at Bankra we believe that our narratives and experiences matter, and it is important that we tell them.’
Find out more about Bankra and how Shani intends to use her Pitch Day prize money here.
Have a business you’re ready to test and present to experts in the entrepreneur world? Book a call with our Programme Manager today!