Aviation guidance technology, EV marine propulsion and soup attract the attention of Investors at Monday’s DBA pitch event

Monday evening 4th October saw the welcome return to face-to-face events for Dorset Business Angels (DBA). Investors, sponsors and the DBA team gathered in Bournemouth to watch 5 pitches delivered by entrepreneurs.

16 expressions of interest were registered during the evening, with the most interest shown in the aviation guidance technology, EV marine propulsion and vegan and free from ready meal sector pitches. The pitches delivered by these entrepreneurs were clear, engaging, and informative.

Our thanks to everyone who attended in person on Monday, the questions put to the entrepreneurs and the private discussions afterwards were outstanding and contributed so much to a fantastic and well-received evening overall.

Furthermore, all the pitches were videoed and are now available to view on the DBA website’s Pitch Portal enabling those who signed up for the ‘video ticket’ or members who couldn’t make the event to watch them in the comfort of their own home. We’re confident that our online offering of the pitch videos will be just as well received.

If any one of our wider subscriber contacts would like access to the Pitch Portal to watch the videos, this can be arranged. We need you to answer some questions which are contained in the email button link below. Don McQueen, Chairman of DBA said “what a delight it was to be back in the room with our members, sponsors and DBA team. We’ve overcome many challenges over the last 18 months in running pitch events, but we’ve overcome them and learnt from them which has altogether made us stronger, I’m looking forward to the January 24th event already!”

To book for our January 24th 2022 pitch event, please visit our Eventbrite page. The event will follow a similar format with 3 ticket options available including one to watch the videos online afterwards.

Mark Kilbey, Hannah Dampney, Simon Veale
Kate Brooks, Ashley Faull, Steve Berry
Max Wright, Steve Royffe

Our Pitch Events

There are four pitch events per year, held in February, April, June and October. Usually hosted at the Bournemouth Carlton Hotel or virtually via Zoom.

At each pitch event there will be 5 business presentation pitches of 10-15 minutes, to suit all investor appetites. These will be selected by the Dorset Business Angels directors nearer to the event. Short summaries will be posted to our Events page and distributed via our newsletter ahead of the event. Each pitch includes a Q&A session and is followed by a investor debate, held privately.

These pitches and our other social events are ideal opportunities for networking and learning about what is new and trending in a variety of industries. If you would like to be involved you can find out more on our Investors Membership page.

Our Next Pitch Event

Registration to our next event on January 24th 2022 is via our Eventbrite page.

From October 2021, DBA will run a mix of online and face to face events.

2022 Pitch Events

Monday 24th January - Bournemouth
Monday 4th April
Monday 20th June
Monday 3rd October