WELCOME TO PITCHFEST
If you enjoy programmes like Dragons Den and The Apprentice but want a glimpse of real life pitching with judges that are nice (as against rude or self serving), come and join us for PitchFest.
At PitchFest, we bring you businesses that have been through the Key Person of Influence Programme and mastered Pitching for their business with the help of our mentors and framework.
Look out for seemingly complex business models that are explained to you in 5 minutes with clarity and credibility by entrepreneurs and business owners who have industry experience and are passionate about the opportunities their business will create.
THERE WILL BE JUDGEMENT
If pitching in front of 100 strangers isn't tough enough, our contestants will be put in front of a judging panel of successful entrepreneurs, investors and industry leaders who will pick their ideas apart, in a good way! You will get some valuable insight regardless of the industry you are in.
MEET THE JUDGES
PAUL DUNN is the Chairman of Buy1GIVE1, a TEDx Speaker, and the host of Global Impact Summit amongst others. Having sold all of his businesses in 2000 to focus on mentoring his friends and clients, Paul has accumulated a wealth of experience in scaling businesses to new heights. His efforts landed him the Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2007 and he has since gone on to change thousands of lives globally through his speaking stints. Paul firmly believes that at the heart of success is the ability to deliver a powerful pitch.
SIMON KEMP is a marketing strategist and practitioner with a particular enthusiasm for all things social, digital, and mobile. He is the Regional Managing Partner for We Are Social in Asia, where he helps clients to build brands that are truly worth talking about. Before joining We Are Social, Simon held regional strategy roles with BBH, Universal McCann and Starcom Mediavest. He has also been a global management consultant, with stints at Accenture and Ascension Strategy Consulting.
PETER BROWNE combines his experience in both entertainment and business to help individuals and groups to build confidence and to develop and deliver compelling content for both formal and informal occasions. He is the exclusive presentation skills coach for the 100 days JFDI Accelerate programs – working extensively with the teams that have prepared and presented their pitch to investors from Asia, Europe and North America. Peter also coaches executives & CEOs in one-on-one and group sessions. His clients include Deutsche Bank, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, ConneXions Asia, Redmart, Smove and Verticurl.
JONATHAN O'BYRNE is the Founder of Collective Works, Chairman of the Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee at the British Chamber of Commerce and the previous Winner of PitchFest. Collective Works is Singapore's fastest growing coworking community which now comprises in excess of 90 companies and members from 20 countries. His efforts secured him the Small Business Rising Star Award in 2014. Having spent the past several years working as an entrepreneur, he can attest to the importance of a fantastic pitch.
CALLUM LAING has started, built, bought and sold half a dozen businesses in a range of industries across two continents. His company Fitness-Buffet was built almost entirely on partnerships. A serial entrepreneur, he regularly advises corporations on how to work with small businesses and is a regular contributor to many top business websites and publications. Today, Callum shares his expertise on building the right network for your business through the 40 week Key Person of Influence program.
WHO SHOULD COME?
It’s an evening designed to exalt the spirit of entrepreneurship and to support rising stars through their next phase of growth while having a good time and meeting a bunch of great people who ‘get it’. If that floats your boat, join us...
... FREE TICKETS!
For a limited time, we are giving out free tickets worth $49 each for the first 25 registrants. The bigger the audience, the more fun and demanding it will be for the participants.
Event photos courtesy of Martha Chaudhry Photography http://www.marthachaudhry.com/