February Pitches: Sheffield Science Gateway, Crowdfund Centre, Fix-My-PC.net, The Swot Team, NoodVamp

Last night February 12th, we hosted our monthly Beer, Pizza and Pitching session which brings together entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, businesses based at The University of Sheffield and anyone else interested in small business in Sheffield. We had some top pitches from all kinds of organisations in Sheffield.

The evening began with a pitch from Meg Lewis at Sheffield Science Gateway who explained to the room how it is possible for businesses to engage with The University of Sheffield. She outlined the various funding streams that could be accessible, the types of collaborative work the university can facilitate with business and the best ways to engage.

Next up we had Valdis Krumins who is about to launch a crowdfund for his new and innovative product NoodVamp. NoodVamp is a tool to make eating noodle or ramen soup easier – allowing you to get both noodles and soup in one spoonful. You can read more about the project on his website (noodvamp.com) and also sign up to be notified when the crowdfund goes live.

Then we had Jonathan Frost from fix-my-pc.net, a company who provide professional IT support for small businesses. However Jonathan wears many hats as he has also been developing an app to educate kids about science and developing an attachment to wheelchairs to help them move faster with less effort from the user.

Following we had Barry James from The Crowdfund Centre and the Crowddata Centre who introduced us to their latest project Venture Funding Hubs. These will be support for entrepreneurs looking to raise funds either by traditional means or through crowdfunding. They are looking for support and interested parties in Sheffield and across the country. Keep up to date through their website (venturefundinghubs.com)

The last pitch was from Martin Manning who introduced us to the work which he does with The Swot Team and various other projects, as wide ranging as electronic dance visuals and scalable unmanned aerial vehicles.

Our next event happens to fall on Red Nose Day so we thought we’d add some fun optional fundraising activities – open to suggestions! Book Here.