The second ever Idealog Pitch Circus took place on the night of November 18th at James in Parnell. Pitch Circus was part of the wider Idealog Live event where the audience also had the pleasure of hearing the Lewis Road Creamery success story from founder Peter Cullinane.
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 in real time on a screen with 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 limited edition bottle of Johnnie Walker Black. The winning team will also get a full-page profile in the next Idealog issue.
Many thanks to Johnnie Walker and all our contestants for making the first Pitch Circus a success. Congratulations to Josh and Jayden from Honest Coffee Co for taking it out!
Watch this space for the next Pitch Circus which will be in the New Year. We are planning to have one in Wellington too.
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