Initiatives

 

Our Events

Become a Mentor

Pitch Battle

 

Events

Whether you are looking for general business advice, seeking to raise money or to meet likeminded professionals, we have an event for you.

  • Monthly breakfasts / lunches / dinners

  • Workshops

  • International Investor / Fundraising Summit

  • Pitch days and battles

  • Roundtable discussions

  • Conferences

Mentorship

Why Join?

As an entrepreneur, every day is different and you are faced with countless challenges. Whilst this can often make things exciting, sometimes a little guidance can be invaluable. Our mentors have been there before, seen it all and achieved it all. Whether you need advice, motivation, direction, coaching or support towards a specific goal, our mentors will be there for you to have a positive impact on your personal growth as well as your business growth.

Eligibility Criteria

You must be a founder or co-founder of a company that is at least one years old. There are a limited number of places available each month so make sure to apply early.

Junot Diaz

Colleagues are a wonderful thing – but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done.

John Crosby

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.

John C. Maxwell

One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.

Battlegrounds

How it works?

Our bi-annual pitch battles bring exciting early stage start ups together on one stage to pitch their hearts out for a monetary prize, but more importantly for the attention of investors and wider publicity.

Twenty start ups are given the opportunity to pitch in front of a group of pre-eminent judges, as well as a live audience. Pitch battles may be live streamed in front of an online audience capable of offering crowdfunding.

Why participate

If you are looking for funding, this is the best way to get the attention of investors as well as obtain wider publicity.

People can learn about your business and you can excite crowds as well as the media. Winners will be put forward to attend a global investment summit, as part of the Centuro delegation, where they will have access to hundreds of investors from around the world.

All participants are also given a mentor who will help them work on their pitches and public speaking skills, which is invaluable beyond just the pitch battle.

Eligibility

You must be a start up with at least a proof of concept product to demonstrate to the panel or a service that is already generating revenue.

Companies that launch their business at the pitch battle may be given preference.