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Move over Dragon’s Den, Pitch Circus is here to stay

No, this is not a description of a rap music video, but rather what was up for grabs at Idealog’s first ever Pitch Circus.

Pitch Circus was a part of the recent Idealog Live event, which took place on September 9 at James in Auckland’s Parnell.

Three contestants each prepared a 3 minute and 33 second presentation explaining a little about their business, where they planned to take it in the future, and why they deserved to win.The audience were then able to use a mobile app to vote for who they thought should win. The votes were displayed real time on a screen across three gauges, one for each contestant.  

The winner walked away with $1000, business mentoring from patent attorney AJ Park, and business/marketing guru Mike Hutcheson, and a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue.

Many thanks to Johnnie Walker and all our contestants for making the first Pitch Circus a success. Congratulations to Sam and Nicky from Curate.co.nz for taking the win!

Pitch Circus at Idealog Live, September 2014 from Idealog on Vimeo.

A graduate from the AUT business school with some ad agency experience, Callum takes care of Idealog's social media, the website's look and feel and even does a story here and there.

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