The UK’s “biggest pitching competition” VOOM 2017 is back with a new twist – The Voom Bus will be touring the country for the first time in search for the best new business idea.
Launched earlier this month by Sir Richard Branson, the Voom Bus will give regional start-ups the opportunity to pitch their business ideas at each tour stop and win a prize of £5,000.
Entrepreneurs will also be able to meet and receive advice from Sir Richard Branson himself, as the tour bus travels throughout UK and Ireland over the next six months.
The Voom Tour schedule includes Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Dublin, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Winchester.
The national pitching competition returns back in March 2018 and will give small businesses the chance to win a share of £1 million in prizes.
Branson said: “The Voom Bus is going on tour to seek out brilliant British entrepreneurs and to help them break down the business barriers in their way.
“We’re bringing the Voom Tour into communities and challenging people to put aside their fears and pitch their business ideas as we travel across the UK.
“The Voom Tour is a fantastic way for people to get started on what could be the most significant journey of their business life.”