Psst… in case you missed it… everyone who uploaded a pitch into Virgin Media Business‘s VOOM comp has the opportunity to “Carry on Crowdfunding” – which is brilliant news as it just keeps the VOOM coming for all the businesses across the UK looking to make their brilliant ideas a reality.
Every Friday, the five who raise the most money will be considered by a panel from Virgin Media Business and Crowdfunder for that week’s prize.
The VOOM Crowdfunder “Pick of the Week” will run for 10 weeks — until 12th August. That’s ten shots at a £1,000 cash injection for YOUR business.
This week’s business that takes home an additional pledge of £1000 on their project is Cambridge Oncometrix – a home test for the early detection of prostate cancer who have already raised £11,990 from 371 backers.
Scott Wilkinson, Head of VOOM, shares his positivity around the project, ‘Cambridge Oncometrix is an incredibly exciting proposition. Developing an accurate, early test for prostrate cancer could be a real game changer for the sector – and hundreds of millions of men across the world. The potential scale and impact is staggering.
‘The team have clearly got the bit between their teeth and are continuing to crowdfund vigorously, so we were delighted to make their project the recipient of the first £1,000 award. We’re sure it’s going to a great home.’