May 20th 2024, Pitch Event in Bournemouth

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Our next Pitch Event for Angel Investors takes place on May 20th at the Bournemouth Carlton Hotel. DBA members, High Net Worth (HNW), and Sophisticated Investors (SI) from our wider community who comply with our requirement to deliver serious investor interest for our presenting entrepreneurs are welcome to attend. Access to pitch decks and one-page summaries will […]

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Young female founder garners significant investor interest at DBA’s February 5th pitch event

Dorset Business Angels received 27 expressions of interest from investors at their most recent angel investing pitch event held at the Bournemouth Carlton Hotel on Monday evening. On-the-go cleaning for the menstrual cup 11 of those expressions of interest went to a company led by two young female founders one of which delivered an excellent […]

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February 5th 2024, Pitch Event in Bournemouth

Our next Pitch Event for Angel Investors takes place on February 5th and will be a face-to-face event, held at the Bournemouth Carlton Hotel. DBA members, High Net Worth (HNW), and Sophisticated Investors (SI) from our wider community who comply with our requirement to deliver serious investor interest for our presenting entrepreneurs are welcome to attend. Access […]

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Honk Honk launches in Bournemouth, backed with significant investment, mentoring and technical support from Dorset Business Angels

We hear from Honk Honk CEO, Sebastien Duval and learn about the recently launched business, their vision, ambitions, journey to date and their longstanding relationship with Dorset Business Angels (DBA) and the support, commitment and guidance received to date. The newly launched business aims to revolutionise the car buying and selling experience throughout the UK, […]

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October 9th 2023, Pitch Event in Bournemouth

Our next Pitch Event for Angel Investors takes place on October 9th and will be a face-to-face event, held at the Bournemouth Carlton Hotel. Our October events also marks our 10th anniversary and we’ll be celebrating that with a champagne reception at the event. DBA members, High Net Worth (HNW), and Sophisticated Investors (SI) from our […]

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Angel Investing: The Essentials for New Investors

You’ve decided to venture into the world of angel investing. As you embark on this new journey, it’s important to keep in mind some valuable advice from experienced investors. Starting small, conducting thorough research, diversifying your portfolio, and networking are just a few key aspects that can help you navigate the angel investing landscape. So, […]

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BCP-Backed Clean Tech Company Garners Investor Interest at Dorset Business Angels Summer Pitch Event

Investors at Monday evening’s event, held at The Carlton Hotel in Bournemouth, were presented with a diverse range of pitches from entrepreneurs. ‘Disrupting retail’ The event kicked off with an enthusiastic presentation from a company providing businesses with a solution to their excess stock problems. With big companies such as TK Maxx and B&M stores […]

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June 19th 2023 Pitch Event in Bournemouth

Our next Pitch Event for Angel Investors takes place on June 19th and will be a face-to-face event, held at the Bournemouth Carlton Hotel. DBA members and High Net Worth (HNW) and Sophisticated Investors (SI) from our wider community who comply with our requirement to deliver serious investor interest for our presenting entrepreneurs are welcome to […]

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How much equity should an early-stage business give away in return for angel investment?

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The valuation of an early-stage business is often a subject for lively discussion between angels and entrepreneurs, and many consider it less of a science and more of an art form! Individual Angels cannot take more than 30% of the company’s overall shares under the EIS/SEIS scheme. The British Business Bank reports that “A lot of […]

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A diverse mix of business solutions pitched to DBA at their April ’23 event

The ‘ultimate sunscreen for sport’, revolutionising dementia care and rentable domestic EV charge points – A diverse mix of business solutions pitched to Dorset Business Angels at their quarterly pitch event at the Bournemouth Carlton Hotel. DBA welcomed entrepreneurs based across the South of England, two of them from the BCP area. The ‘Dragons type Den’ initiative […]

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April 17th 2023, Workshop & Pitch Event in Bournemouth

Our next Pitch Event for Angel Investors takes place on April 17th and will be a face-to-face event, held at the Bournemouth Carlton Hotel. DBA members and High Net Worth (HNW) and Sophisticated Investors (SI) from our wider community who comply with our requirement to deliver serious investor interest for our presenting entrepreneurs are welcome to […]

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Our Pitch Events

There are four pitch events per year, in 2024 they will be held in February, May, September and November. Hosted at a Bournemouth 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 an 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

Takes place on May 20th 2024 and is open to Members and High Net Worth/Sophisticated Investors from our wider community. 

Register now.

2024 Events

May 20th - Pitch event

September 30th - Lead Investor Workshop & Pitch Event
*The workshop is available to book now.

November 25th - Pitch event