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Pitch Competition Application Directions

Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition: How to Apply
The competition closes on Friday, October 14, 2016
All qualifying applications must be submitted by time of closing.


To Apply:
Follow the steps listed below, and k
eep this page open as step-by-step instructions must be followed to submit application.
To begin, click here to get to the Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition landing page.
Once there, it should look like the below.

Next, please setup your account. Enter your information.
Select your "Account Type" as "Entrepreneur." When finished click "Join Now."

Next, open up your email account associated with the email address input under "Account Information" during the account setup.

After you login to your email, look for an email from "Business Catapult." Click into the email.
Click on the link provided to activate your account.

A new window should appear with your new Business Catapult dashboard

Now that you are logged on to Business Catapult, close the window with the dashboard. **Make sure the Brighton EDC "How to Apply" page stays open. **

Click back to the Brighton EDC "How to Apply" page. At the top of the page, click back on the "Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition" landing page link. 

Once you've clicked on the "Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition" landing page link, a new window should appear for Business Catapult. It will ask you to confirm you'd like to join the Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition group. Click YES, make default group.

You should now be re-directed to be in the Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition group. You can confirm by looking at Step 3. -- It should state submit to Brighton Business...
**If you do not see Brighton listed next to step 3, try clicking on the "Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition" landing page on the Brighton EDC "How to Apply" page again.**

Now that you are under the Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition Group, you can begin completing your application. Start by filling out your professional profile.
Fill out:
Personal Information
Professional Experience
Professional Interests

Once you have finished the "Professional Profile, click to step 2 "Business Profile."
Fill out:
About the Company
Market Definition
Product or Service
Strategy
Capital Formation
Management
Supplemental Information
Contact Information
**Please do not fill out the Benchmark Survey or worry about the Readiness score. These are not intended for this competition and do not have any impact on your application.**

Once you have completed the sections listed above and you are 100% complete and ready to submit your application click on Step 3 "Submit to Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition."

This should have opened up the submit page. Click the blue link titled "Submit to the Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition" to submit your application for review. 

**Please note that once you have clicked "Submit to the Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition," you will not be able to modify your application.**

Congratulations! You've submitted your application for the Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition! 

Please review the timeline below.
NOTE: All qualifying applicants must attend events listed below to be eligible to participate in pitch competition and win the $10,000 prize.
 
After your application has been submitted:
The top candidates will be notified on Monday, October 17, 2016 and must be able for brief interview on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 and "pitch prep" on Friday, October 21, 2016. The top 5 candidates will then present their business pitch at the Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition on October 27, 2016 at the Brighton Armory. One winner will be announced LIVE immediately following the last presentation. Winner will receive $10,000 and additional in-kind business services! 
The competition closes on Friday, October 14, 2016!
All qualifying applications must be submitted by the time of closing.

Questions? Please contact Patrick Giron at pgiron@brightonedc.org 
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