Calling all entrepreneurs! Got a brilliant business idea?

Pitch It! – our crowd-pleasing live pitching contest – is back for ISLEXPO 2018 (16th May). Entry is open to all entrepreneurs both on and off-island with a cracking business idea that they want to develop on the Isle of Man.

How to enter Pitch It!

To enter, contestants will submit a one-minute video to Kate Nicholson at Bridge,

Only content included in the first minute of the video will be considered. Please make sure to give us all the glorious details - but be precise about it! The deadline for submissions is midnight Sunday, 15 April.


After the deadline closes, the Bridge Board will review and shortlist the entries to four finalists that will feature at ISLEXPO 2018. The finalists will be announced mid-April.

Professional Coaching with Sian Jones

The final four candidates will hone their presentation skills with the support of Bridge mentors and expert communications coach Sian Jones. The four finalists will also be invited to attend the Founders’ Feast set to kick off ISLEXPO 2018 on Tuesday evening (15 May).

Live pitching at ISLEXPO

All the preparation will come down to who brings their ‘A’ game on the big day. On Wednesday, 16 May in the Garden Hub Tipis, finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs, and a live audience of fellow delegates. Live in-event polling by the audience and panel will determine the winner.

Pitch It! grand prize

As well as massive kudos, the winning entrepreneur will receive:

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