Pitch Perfect – a call for applications

By Nick Batten on 28 October, 2021

Digital Wonderlab is working with The Studio in Bath to run Pitch Perfect, an opportunity for early-stage creative tech businesses to hone their pitching skills in front of an expert panel from the world of business, innovation, technology and education.

The panel is on the hunt for innovative creative technology ideas. The winning proposal will receive a grant of £500, a 12-month Residency at The Studio – Bath Spa University’s city centre Enterprise and Innovation hub – where they will be able to access specialist support from the panel, and free co-working space, to help realise their idea.

Business ideas should meet the following values: 

  • Sustainability: Purpose-led projects that will have a lasting impact in the world
  • Creativity: Ideas that explore how technology can support creativity
  • Collaboration: Ideas that utilise co-creation and/or collaboration

Eligibility: 

You need to:

  • Be based in the Bath and North East Somerset area
  • Be a fledgling/early-stage business or start-up (having started your business within the last two years). You may be a student, graduate or embarking on a second career.
  • Have an idea that focuses on creative technology. By ‘creative technology’ the panel means interdisciplinary projects that work creatively with technology across digital, arts and culture, science and the humanities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for early-stage businesses to gain expert feedback and expand their networks and potentially win the package of support below. 

Prize: 

A grant of £500 to support the development of your idea along with a Residency at The Studio which includes:

  • Access to a supportive network of innovators, thinkers, and entrepreneurs
  • Free coworking desk space (including utility costs) in a city centre location for up to 12 months
  • Free WIFI access
  • Bookable meeting rooms, maker space and breakout spaces
  • Free workshops, events, and access to specialist support

How to Apply:

The application is straightforward and flexible. You can either submit a 500 words statement, a mind map, or a one-minute video/audio recording of your idea and submit online using this form.

If you have been successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to pitch your idea to our panel. Think ‘Dragon’s Den’ except these dragons are a lot more soft and friendly – they will be there to help you. The pitch will involve a five-minute presentation and time will be allocated at the end for questions. Further details of this pitching session will be sent in advance to help you prepare.

Key Dates:

  • The deadline for applications is the 29th October.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified on Thursday 4th November
  • The Pitching Event will be between 10am and 3pm on Tuesday 16th November at The Studio

Contact: 

Should you have any queries then please contact Abigail Branagan, The Studio Manager on 01225 876785.