The Wave reaches semi finals of Pitch to Rich

Votes Needed to Make it to the Final 3

The Wave Bristol has been shortlisted to make it to the semi-final #Voom: Pitch to Rich.

The semi-finalists were shortlisted from the top 250 pitches, which received the most public votes since the competition launched in March. There are just 10 businesses left in the ‘Start-Up’ category and The Wave Bristol now has until 10am on 16 June to get as many votes as possible, in order to make it to the final three – and the chance to pitch to Richard Branson himself.


#Voom: Pitch to Rich 2015 is a nationwide competition run by Virgin Media Business to find the country’s most exciting and innovative businesses. Virgin Media Business is offering an unprecedented £1m business accelerator prize fund to support three winning businesses – whether it’s just an idea, a promising start-up or a company with huge growth potential.
Nick Hounsfield, Founder of The Wave, comments:

“We are buzzing to have made it to the final 10! It’s down to the incredible support we have had from the people of Bristol and beyond. If we were to get to the final and win, the prize of full marketing support from Virgin Media Business would allow us to concentrate on the delivery and construction of what will be an amazing project, whilst knowing that our marketing is in the hands of experts. They will support us to deliver a marketing plan and provide ongoing business support.”

“The vote tally now gets reset to zero and we need people to get behind us again, so that we make it to the final. It’s easy to vote – simply visit and click Vote Now. A huge thank you if you’ve voted to get us to this stage, but remember you will still need to vote again to get us to the final!”

As an added incentive, Virgin Media Business is offering a prize of £10,000 to one of the people that votes between now and 16 June.

The competition is the latest Virgin Media Business initiative to support small, growing UK businesses – the disproportionate drivers of the national economy. This has included the introduction of specifically-designed broadband services and the creation of free expert resources to help entrepreneurs make the most of the opportunities created by the digital world.

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