17th November 2016

We are pleased to enter two teams of students into the regional ‘Perfect Pitch’ event with students from schools and colleges across the south at St Mary’s Stadium on Friday 18th November. The event is part of Global Entrepreneurship week and the team from the college are competing for the overall ‘Perfect Pitch’ Award for the best business concept and presentation. The event will consist of an inspirational talk from a budding local entrepreneur and is focused around giving students the chance to pitch their business ideas to a live audience of fellow entrepreneurs and local businesses.

RTSFC students won their place in the competition at our recent Enterprise Academy Day with Unloc. They will pitch their business ideas with the chance of winning a ‘trial fund’ of £200 (to help cover the basic expenses of starting their businesses), support from an Unloc Enterprise Ambassador, help with starting their website, as well as a collection of other prizes donated by local businesses.

Our teams are ‘Go G-Women’, a business created by students to help women and young girls affected by domestic violence, and ‘Studyou’, a platform to help photographers and artists break into the creative industry.
Students will pitch to a live audience filled with a range of professionals including the Federation of Small Businesses, local entrepreneurs and businesses, giving them the opportunity to grow their ideas and take their businesses to the next step.

Helen Grace, Careers Advisor at RTSFC, said:

“Following two successful social enterprise days at the college in October, the Pitch Perfect Event will offer a wonderful opportunity for the winning teams to take forward and develop their ideas. Our students have embraced the challenges set and we are confident they will represent the College well. The teams have chosen to base their social enterprise businesses around issues close their hearts and which would benefit the wider, local community. We are delighted to be able to support them in this venture.”

The Manager Director of Unloc, Hayden Taylor, said:

“We are excited to see the students’ ideas in action. The Unloc Enterprise Academy is delighted to be bringing our network together for this event and give the students the opportunity to test-run their pitches in front a live audience of supportive business people and entrepreneurs.”