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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. 
This event will be live streamed on November 9th on YouTube. The show begins at 6:00pm! 

The event is finished.

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.

How To Enter the Competition

Step 0:

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

Step 0:

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.

Step 0:

Submit your Pitch! Fill out the "Submit Your Pitch" form below or email your pitch to info@bedc.bm.

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 26th – 27th.  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

Make Moments Matter: Business Ideas that are related or contribute to the Food & Beverage industry in Bermuda. Must be 18yrs+ to enter. 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 Form: The Deadline to Submit Your Pitch has now passed. Please try again next year.

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.