Applications for this pitch event close 19 September.

We are pleased to announce that this pitch event will be held in Cheltenham in partnership with Hazlewoods.

We are looking forward to welcoming new investors in the Gloucestershire region.

The pitches will be followed by a panel session to allow would be angels to learn about the investment process.

There will then be an opportunity for further networking over drinks and canapes.

If you are interested in joining the network and attending our events please email for further details.

We hold five pitch events a year where high-growth early-stage companies will be invited to present their businesses to members of the network.

Applicant companies are shortlisted by an investor selection panel and four businesses will be invited to pitch.

Each business has ten minutes to pitch followed by questions from the investors.

We normally expect around ten investors to attend each pitch event, but this will vary depending on availability and interest in particular applicant companies.

Following the pitch, if applicants are in agreement, a copy of the presentations and contact details, are shared with the whole network (currently 70 members).

The MAINstream team are always on hand to answer any questions, but at this stage we leave the investors to follow up directly with the organisations of interest to them.

If you wish to apply please complete the two application forms and return with a copy of your pitch deck to

  1. Applicant Submission Form
  2. Company Application Form

Applications are open to businesses of all sectors, but subject to the following requirements:

  • they must either be based in the South West (Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire) or have a material presence or connection to the region;
  • they must qualify for SEIS/EIS relief; and
  • they must either be generating revenue or be able to demonstrate a paid for pilot.
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