The fashion and beauty publisher IMAGE Media has once again teamed up with Samsung to launch The Pitch 2019, a competition which is open to entrepreneurs and start-ups who have been in business for at least two years.
The judging panel for this year’s competition includes Jo Malone CBE, founder and creative director, Jo Loves, Bobby Kerr, broadcaster and founder of the Insomnia Coffee Company, Linda Nolan, Marketing Director, Samsung Electronics Ireland, Clodagh Edwards, CEO, IMAGE Media and last year’s winner Jennifer Rock, founder of the Skin Nerd
This is the second year of the competition and the winner this year will receive a possible career-changing prize worth up to €100,000.
This year the competition is open to both women and men, according to IMAGE Media’s CEO Clodagh Edwards.
“Building on the success of last year’s competition, we are delighted to extend entry to both male and female business owners. The Pitch provides inspiration for emerging leaders and offers a unique platform for finalists to build their professional profile, plus a truly career-changing opportunity for one lucky winner. Above all else, we want to push the next generation of business owners out of their comfort zone and support them to realise their true potential,” she says.
According to Linda Nolan, Marketing Director of Samsung Ireland: “The Pitch is one of the most inspiring and exciting campaigns to be a part of. This year we are inviting women and men who own their own start-up companies to enter. We have the same amazing prize and the same line up of judges, with the addition of last year’s winner and one of Ireland’s leading beauty influencers Jennifer Rock. It’s going to be really exciting and I can’t wait to see our finalists on September 5.”
Applications are open until midnight on Monday, Aug 5th and those who make it on to the shortlist will be invited to a venue in Dublin to take part in a live pitch on September 5th.
For more information go to https://www.image.ie/thepitch