Topical online education platform heads up Dorset Business Angels pitch event

The 1st Dorset Business Angels virtual pitch event of 2021 takes place on 1st February. Online pitch events in 2020 attracted a record number of attendees, with some 40 attendees at the previous event in October. A provider of online education will be one of the first up in a bid to seize the moment […]

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Evolve Investor Ambassador: Supernode Global’s Gina King

Gina King

Led by Creative England in partnership with the BFI and UKBAA, Evolve is a programme designed to build a connected ecosystem of investors in the UK’s innovative media and entertainment sectors. As part of Evolve, we are highlighting leading industry investors to help provide a bit of insight into what it looks like to invest in screen-based businesses. We sat down […]

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Jenny Tooth reflects on 2020 and the impact its had on the investment community

Jenny Tooth OBE

As we are now in the run up to what will no doubt be a somewhat limited festive period for many and with the final throw of the dice on Brexit negotiations underway, this seems a good opportunity to reflect on the past year for our investment community. 2020 has brought many unexpected challenges for […]

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1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2020 report released

The 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2020 report was launched in early November by the London Stock Exchange. Many of the inspiring businesses featured in the report have had angel backing to build their early stage growth and scale. UKBAA CEO Jenny Tooth gives an expert commentary on the UK’s thriving angel community on page […]

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Autumn 2020 pitch event – presentations are announced

DBA Pitch Event Photo October 12th 2020

A football talent spotting app, classic car business and an interior design technology platform will be headlining at the next pitch event by Dorset Business Angels. The virtual event, on Monday October 12, will have the same format as face to face pitch events pre-Covid. The five unique pitching businesses will each deliver a  ten […]

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Marine Systems technology business grabs DBA attention with its innovative rigging and ropes load-sensing solutions

A marine systems technology company grabbed the attention of the Dorset Business Angels with a concise and compelling pitch. Several of the Angels are keen sailors themselves and were impressed with the innovation demonstrated and the gap in the market that is being filled and the opportunities that the ambitious brand is building. The Company’s […]

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6th July Virtual Pitch Event – Pitches Announced

Neuromarketing user- testing suite, hardware remote monitoring, corrugated cardboard and marine systems in bid to grab Dorset Business Angels attention The 2nd Dorset Business Angels Virtual pitch event takes place on 6th July. The event takes place on the heels of the successful inaugural virtual pitch event in April 2020 which attracted investor interest and […]

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Bournemouth based business showcasing ‘Google maps for sailors’ grabs investor attention at Dorset Business Angels pitch event

Marine navigation equipment

A Bournemouth based business, whose marine navigation platform’s proud boast is that its innovative product is the ‘google maps for sailors’, has grabbed investor attention in their pitch to Dorset Business Angels (DBA), in a Dragon’s Den type pitch. The founder of the business, a former Google employee, is a seasoned sailor who described his […]

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Multiple businesses grab attention at Dorset Business Angels pitch event

The final Dorset Business Angels (DBA) pitch event of 2019 took place in Bournemouth. Over 20 businesses had applied for the prestigious opportunity to pitch in the Dragon’s Den type forum to the Angels. The pitch proposals were whittled down and just 5 businesses had the opportunity to impress and make their mark on the […]

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Daily Echo reports on Conker Spirit seeking investment for major expansion

Rupert Holloway

Dorset’s first gin distillery – founded just four years ago by a “disgruntled quantity surveyor” – is seeking £650,000 for a major expansion. Conker Spirit was founded only four years ago and its bid for new funding values the business at £4million. Rupert Holloway, founder of the Southbourne based brand, appeared before potential investors from […]

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Bournemouth gin company gains significant investor interest at the Dorset Business Angels Pitch event

Pitch Evevnt 24th June

The Dorset Business Angels (DBA) pitch event took place on Monday 24th June at the Hallmark Carlton Hotel in Bournemouth and welcomed along Dorset Chamber’s President Liz Willingham as a special guest. With 5 businesses pitching, it was a Bournemouth based Dorset gin brand that most successfully grabbed the attention of the savvy investors. Dorset’s […]

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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 bulletin 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 February 1st 2021 is via our Eventbrite page.

Please be aware that virtual events will run whilst social distancing is advised.

2021 Pitch Events

Monday 1st February 2021
Monday 26th April 2021
Monday 14th June 2021
Monday 4th October 2021