(441) 292-5570
48 Church Street, Hamilton Bermuda
48 Church Street, Hamilton Bermuda
292-5570

Cost

Free

Date

Nov 09 2021

Time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual Event

Kelsea Williams

Organizer

Kelsea Williams
Phone
7041092
Email
[email protected]
Website
https://www.bedc.bm

1st Place Prize

$0

+ A Startup Services Package

2nd Place Prize

$0

+ A Startup Services Package

People's Choice Award

$0 Value

Champagne Brunch for Two courtesy of the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club

WEDC Pitch Award

$0 Value

Gold Room One Night Stay courtesy of the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club

*A recording of all female lead pitches will be automatically entered into the WEDC Pitch Competition to take place on Nov 19th.

What is the Rocket Pitch Competition?

What does a budding entrepreneur do when they have a great idea, but no capital to get their idea started?  They enter the BEDC Rocket Pitch Competition!

 

The Rocket Pitch Competition was launched in 2008 as part of the inaugural Global Entrepreneurship Week, a weeklong celebration to inspire, mentor and engage the public around all things entrepreneurial. This Island-wide business plan competition is a chance for emerging entrepreneurs to submit a plan to launch an enterprise providing products or services to both local and global challenges of any type.

 

Over the past eleven years, the Rocket Pitch Competition has helped entrepreneurs to launch or expand over thirty businesses. 

How Does it Work?

The framework of the Rocket Pitch presentation is simple, the presenter has five minutes to tell a story to potential investors and then respond to questions. The main goal of a Rocket Pitch is to illustrate a business opportunity. A pitch needs to be clear and straightforward and not overly technical.  Those that enter the Competition and make it to the finals receive a cash award that has ranged from $1,000 – $5,000.
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How To Enter the Competition

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Have a great idea! New ideas and current businesses are welcome.

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Download your Pitch Kit! Use it to help guide you to create a presentation that illustrates your business idea. Select the pitch category that best fits your business idea.

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Submit your Pitch! Fill out the "Submit Your Pitch" form below or email your pitch to [email protected]

Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 24th by 11:59pm.

Rocket Pitch Bootcamp: Monday, November 1st.

Coaching & Preliminary Rounds:

All submissions are reviewed and entrepreneurs are asked to participate in the preliminary rounds. Preliminary Rounds: BEDC Offices, October 25th – 29th.  Entrepreneurs are asked to pitch their ideas in a closed door preliminary process that determines if you make it to the Rocket Pitch Finals. Finalists will then participate in the Rocket Pitch Bootcamp to help them level up their pitch. 

Rocket Pitch Competition Finals:

The Competition Finals will be held on Tuesday, November 9th. Finalists will have 5mins only to pitch their idea in front of  a panel of judges made up of industry experts and potential investors. Winners will be announced and awards will be presented.

Rocket Pitch Categories

All submissions will be added into one of the categories below.

Pitch Pink

Business Ideas that are related or contribute to the tourism industry in Bermuda. Sponsored by the Bermuda Tourism Authority.

Pitch Green

Business Ideas that have minimal negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy.

Pitch Tech

Business Ideas that are related or contribute to the tech industry in Bermuda.

Pitch F&B

Business Ideas that are related or contribute to the Food & Beverage industry in Bermuda. Sponsored by Bacardi Ltd.

Pitch Town

Business Ideas that contribute to Bermuda's local economy.

Pitch Co-Op

Business Ideas that follow a cooperative business model.

Youth Pitch

Business Ideas formulated by our youth, those 18yrs and younger.

Submit Your Pitch

  • Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • Please pick the category that you feel your business is best suited for. Please note that if we feel that your pitch fits best in another category we may place you in a different category.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Hourly Schedule

Pitch Submission Deadline

October 24th - by 11:59pm
Submission Deadline
Don't forget to submit your pitch! Any pitches submitted after the deadline will not be accepted into the competition.

Coaching & Preliminary Rounds

TBD - TBD
Pitch Pink Preliminary Rounds
TBD - TBD
Pitch Tech Preliminary Rounds
TBD - TBD
Pitch Town Preliminary Rounds
TBD - TBD
Pitch Green Preliminary Rounds
TBD - TBD
Pitch Co-Op Preliminary Rounds
TBD - TBD
Pitch Food & Bev Preliminary Rounds
Oct 28 - 6pm - 8:30pm
Youth Pitch Preliminary Competition

Rocket Pitch Competition Nov 9th

6:00pm - 6:10pm
Welcome & Opening Remarks
6:10pm - 6:15pm
Explanation of Rocket Pitch Competition
6:15pm - 6:35pm
Competition Time: Youth Pitch Category
6:35pm - 6:55pm
Competition Time: Pitch Tech Category
6:55pm - 7:15pm
Competition Time: Pitch Pink Category
7:15pm - 7:35pm
Competition Time: Pitch Green Category
7:35pm - 7:55pm
Competition Time: Pitch Town Category
7:55pm - 8:15pm
Competition Time: Pitch Co-Op Category
8:15pm - 8:35pm
Competition Time: Pitch Food & Bev Category
8:35pm - 8:45pm
Judges Deliberation/Finalists Selection & People's Choice Awards Voting
The Judges will go off to deliberate on who will will first and 2nd place in each category. Meanwhile, the audience will vote live on which pitch will receive the People's Choice Award!
8:45pm - 8:55pm
Rocket Pitch Winners Announced
8:55pm - 9:00pm
Closing Remarks

Our Sponsors

The Rocket Pitch Competition has become an annual event that people look forward to every year and it continues to create opportunities for new ideas to be realized. This cooperative effort is made possible through public and private partnerships that lay the foundation for new young entrepreneurs.