Events

We offer two types of pitch events...

We hold a minimum of four Pitch Presentation Evening and Investors’ Dinners each year.  The events offer extensive opportunities for networking with Dorset Business Angels, Investors, and our extended network, before and after the pitch session.

Entrepreneurs present their pitch deck in a 10 minute presentation, then a 5 minute Q & A session with them follows. Entrepreneurs leave the room and the Investors’ discuss the opportunity for a further 5 minutes, at this point interest from Investors is registered. Any interest gained during the evening is shared privately with the Entrepreneurs straight away, similarly if there is no interest, brief feedback will be given.

The events are held in Bournemouth and follow this programme:

5.30pm:      Reception drinks and networking

6.15pm:      DBA Chair welcome and sponsor presentation

6.30pm:      Entrepreneurs pitch presentations

8.30pm:      2 course dinner with wine and coffee

9.30pm:      Event closes

Note: Entrepreneurs are only required to attend for their presentation slot.

Entrepreneurs- further information can be found here

Investors – read about the benefits of membership here.

Our Virtual Pitch Events/Offers run throughout the year and offer Investors the opportunity to consider investments outside of our Pitch Presentation Evenings. We started these in response to the Covid challenge, and they were a great success. We will run them in future as an additional showcase for pitches, as well as our face-to-face Investors’ Dinners.

The Virtual Pitch Event takes place by video conference and is facilitated by a DBA Director.

We follow a similar format to our Pitch Presentation Evenings (see above); each Entrepreneur is invited to provide a 10 minute live presentation, followed by a 5 minute Q & A session with Investors, after which they leave the event and a discussion between Investors takes place, any interest is registered at this point.  Entrepreneurs receive feedback following the virtual event.

Note: Entrepreneurs need only attend the event for their presentation slot.

Entrepreneurs- further information can be found here

Investors – read about the benefits of membership here.

Self-Certification is required for these events

Please ensure you have followed the About Us page for details regarding self-certification requirements.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter these events?

Under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended 2005) investors must "self-certify" by meeting simple criteria as "high net worth" or "sophisticated" investors. Therefore any investor should read and sign the documentation linked on our About page on our website, either a High Net a worth Investor Certificate or a Sophisticated Investor Certificate, as is appropriate.

We also wish to point out that companies or individuals seeking investment through the Dorset Business Angels must ensure that the information presented to potential investors is neither inaccurate or misleading. They are, accordingly, similarly advised to seek guidance from someone authorised under the Act.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any issues booking your ticket. Email our Events Manager: Debbie Frith debbie@thepassionatepa.co.uk

DBA Pitch Event
Our next Pitch Event is on February 1st, 2021.

Self-certification is required for all these events - so please ensure you have followed details outlined on our About Us page.

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