The Pitch

 

Often described as dreamers and doers, the main characteristics our judges are looking for include: Innovation, Passion, Bravery, Resourcefulness and Risk-taking.

Business entrant(s) should be switched-on self starters with expert business acumen, who’ve developed an innovative idea (either a new product or service) from initial concept to commercial success.

Business entrant(s) should be enterprising business people who have established a start-up company since January 1, 2016. Entrant(s) must have filed accounts for at least one year with measures of success including: percentage increase in turnover; increased distribution channels, etc.

While judges will take particular note of the challenges that the entrant(s) has overcome to date, applications should also include evidence of the business’s potential growth and viability in the longer term.