Pitching for Management offers entrepreneur led businesses the chance to find the senior people they need to to help them achieve their next stage of growth.
Hundreds of businesses have already pitched at our events and have employed talented individuals as a result. They have also made amazing contacts that have helped them, particularly in giving them solutions that help them to grow sales, e.g. great introductions to real customers. We know this because we have pitched and seen great results for ourselves. You can read what people say about us HERE and HERE!
These are the types of entrepreneurs and companies we help:
If you have not even started your company, we can introduce you to people who will get you going. Ranging from mentors to co-founders, the difference between our audience and others is that our people HAVE DONE IT ALL BEFORE and WILL ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES AND GIVE YOU PRACTICAL HELP, not just advice.
Do you want a co-founder who has credibility with your future customers, suppliers and funders AND who will roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty? If so, come to us. We lots of them in our audiences..
Maybe you have your product or service ready to go, but need someone who will kick start your sales? Or you may need someone who will help you to raise funding from Venture Capitalists, business angels or the bank? All the people who come to Pitching for Management are DOERS, who will get the results you need.
The difference about the business angels that come to Pitching for Management is that they can really assistance on a day to day basis. They will help you improve your plan, get the customers, prepare and deliver the budget and more... Great teams can always raise money; with our angels on board you will be on the way to building that great team; and suddenly the financial pressure will ease and the business will become more manageable.
One of the things about the people who come to Pitching for Management is that they have the know-how that can take a business from one stage on to the next, bigger one. They won't just tell you how to get there, they will stand by your side and do it with you. It may be growing the supply chain, winning the really big customers or just growing revenue per customer by a factor of 10x or more. Whatever the challenge you will be able to find someone who can deliver for you.
Pitching for Management people deal with VCs and other funders such as banks, all the time. Having them in your team will add the credibility and practical experience you need to raise that next big round of finance quickly and successfully. Many of our people will put their money where there mouths are in the next funding round too.
Lots of the people who attend the events have real experience in taking a business into global markets.
This is bread and butter to us. Pitching for Management people are used to being effective at board level. You will meet everyone from cashed out entrepreneurs to FTSE directors at our events. They will be able to take you from where you are today to the exit you want, whether it's a trade sale, a float or just into the largest privately owned company in your sector!
Increasingly owner managed businesses are choosing Pitching for Management to find sympathetic individuals who can join the management team with a view to giving the founder a profitable exit whilst keeping the values and ethos of the business and giving the more junior members of the team continuity and opportunity. A less blunt solution than a trade sale, a Management Buy-Out or a Management Buy-In, bringing in Pitching for Management people in this way creates a win:win:win for the new team members and existing shareholders & employees alike.
It can happen. A key member of the team disappears. Tragedies like the death or the critical illness of a founder or key member of the management team risk destroying a very sound business. We have people who can move in quickly and take over day to day operational responsibility - maybe on a temporary basis or perhaps permanently. They will save jobs and give shareholders the chance to preserve and even create value over the short to medium term.
Steffan Aquarone, CEO, Droplet