9th March 2006
HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT PITCH
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An audience of undergraduates heard two former participants on the BBC programme ‘Dragons’ Den’ talk about their experiences on the show and give insights into starting up a new business.
Dr Paul Thomas, who convinced the BBC panel to invest in his truffle farming business, and Gayle Blanchflower, who since the show has made a success of her outdoor promotional leisure furniture business, were the guest speakers.
marked the launch of ‘Perfect Pitch’, a new project organised by the
Investors Lindum Group and Nicholsons Chartered Accountants were at the event, which was sponsored by Sparkhouse Studios, to talk to students about their business ideas.
“The launch was a great success in bringing together students with business ideas and the investors who may be able to help them turn their ideas into reality,” said university spokesman Jez Ashberry.
“I’m sure the students learned a lot from our two speakers who come from very different backgrounds and who are running two very different types of business.”
After a rigorous selection process no more than five students will pitch their business ideas to the panel of potential investors at the end of April.
university is seeking successful, high-profile
business would like to get involved contact Kevin Blanchard at the
Caption: Left to right: Andrew Tomlinson, Chief Executive of Nicholsons Chartered Accountants, Lyn Wakefield of facilitators Sunfish (UK) Ltd, John Cawdell, a Director of Lindum Group, Gayle Blanchflower of OutABox Ltd, Kevin Blanchard from the Lincoln Business School and Dr Paul Thomas from Micorrhizal Systems Ltd
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