Unleash your business

Starting a new business? Want to jolt your current venture into a burst of growth? Get ready to #VOOM

The Voom Tour 2017 is the perfect entry point to the UK and Ireland’s largest pitching competition.

So if you want to be on that stage, pitching to Sir Richard Branson to bag your share of £1m in prizes, this is the place to start.

Want some advice on what makes a great pitch? Want to know what should you include in your video? Desperate to know the secrets of previous winners?

We're hitting the road, so join us on tour. The tickets are free, and more than 20 stops are scheduled with dates added all the time.

If you’ve got the courage to pitch your business, there’s £50,000 in no-strings prizes to be won plus ten chances to meet Richard Branson.

It’s the best possible place to get started on what might be the most significant journey of your business life.

Join us on the tour
#VOOM Tour 2017

It’s coming to you, so you can get your business out there.

We're crowdfunding Voom 17

And it’s the ride of a lifetime. 

This is your chance to pitch to Sir Richard Branson – and grab your share of £1m in prizes. 

After you’ve had the chance to join us on tour to practise your pitches, meet some of our Voom heroes and get limbered up for the competition ahead, it’ll be time to turn to the public to gather votes for your chance to grab your share of £1m in prizes.

Later this year you'll be able to crowdfund from your pitch page to get funded while you’re out there getting votes.

Last year entrants hauled in more than £720,000 to fund their businesses. And finalists – like MacRebur, Fourex, Cauli Rice  and Vibe Tickets have gone on to raise upwards of £650,000. 

Even entrants that weren’t finalists - like What3Words and Roccbox - have used Voom 16 as platform to get well-funded.

All of them were at an early stage of their journey when they entered. And this year, the impact on your business could be even greater.

The big public vote gets going in January, but the hard work starts now. So, are you ready to #VOOM?

Last year's Crowdfunder Award finalists

Want to know more about crowdfunding?

By taking your message out there and competing for public votes, you’ll grow your influence and network, increasing your chances of #VOOM. Just by taking part. But don’t stop there - get well-funded at the same time. Fill out the form and we’ll tell you how.