Please note – and due to large application numbers – priority will be given to teams whose pitch matches our requirements as set below under Pitch Requirements .
All ideas must be original work or an improvement upon an existing idea without infringements.
We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female”, and we welcome transwomen, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who identify as gender-nonconforming, female, and/or woman.
Download the pdf that shows what we ask for in your application so you can prepare before submitting it online.
For startups post-seed, make sure to have ready the following documents:
Fees: 5% of notional is charged for investment below £1,000,000 and 3% for those above. The 200BnClub Initiative is a social enterprise and fees will be used to finance the next cohort while the remainder will be re-invested in scaling up the initiative.
There are no hard rejections, we aim to reply to all submissions with constructive criticism and you are always welcome to apply to the next cohort!
Guide to your pitch deck submission:
We read every pitch that is sent to us.
However, in order to facilitate processing please follow the below steps in your pitch creation:
We will then either get back to you with request for a more detailed pitch or with pointers on what your business is missing (in particular for seed projects)
Rule of thumb for pitch decks
In a nutshell keep it simple!
- Context or trend
- Problem/opportunity – 3 slides : What is the problem, Why hasn’t it been solved, How you plan to crack it
- Product/Service 3 slides : What is the value proposition – short and simple, How (demo of product), Why : testimonial, why users/clients love the product)
- Target/Market: What is the initial and future target, How you compete, and Why you will succeed
- Execution/data: Go to market/distribution , business model, key performance indicators
This is a brief summary of what we expect and is actually credited to Jean de La Rochebrochard, partner at Kima Venture and our co-founder Amber’s first internship boss. Since her move into entrepreneurship Amber has dutifully and successfully followed his notes on how to write the best pitch deck.