BEDC's Rocket Pitch Competition

Activity Description

The Rocket Pitch Competition was launched in 2008 as part of the inaugural Global Entrepreneurship Week, a weeklong celebration to inspire, mentor and engage the public around all things entrepreneurial. This Island-wide business plan competition is a chance for emerging entrepreneurs to submit a plan to launch an enterprise providing products or services to both local and global challenges of any type.

How Does it Work?
The framework of the Rocket Pitch presentation is simple, the presenter has five minutes to tell a story to potential investors and then respond to questions. The main goal of a Rocket Pitch is to illustrate a business opportunity. A pitch needs to be clear and straightforward and not overly technical. Those that enter the Competition and make it to the finals receive a cash award that has ranged from $1,500 – $3,000.

Rocket Pitch Categories
All submissions will be added into one of the six different categories below.
Pitch Green - Business ideas that have minimal negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy. 
Pitch Tech - Business ideas that contribute to Bermuda's local economy. 
Pitch Pink - Business ideas that are related to contribute to the tourism industry. 
Pitch Co-Op - Business ideas that follow a cooperative business model. 
Youth Pitch - Business ideas formulate by our youth, those 18yrs and younger. 
Pitch Town - Business Ideas that contribute to Bermuda's local economy.