The public voted, and the shortlists are in.

These businesses are in the running to win a share of the £1 million (€1.2 million) prize pot.

The Shortlists

The Grow and Start-Up businesses below will be coming with us to the Pitchathon.

We’ll be streaming all 29 hours of it here on the 1st and 2nd June so tune in to watch your favourites pitch live for a chance to go through to the next round.

Read the Pitchathon guide [pdf 504kb]

The Start-Up Award


These are fresh and exciting businesses in their early stages, with stacks of potential. At the Pitchathon, they’ll need to explain what’s so special about their idea, and why now is the right time for them to go for it.

The Grow Award


These businesses really work. They’re already making money, and looking to make more. At the Pitchathon, these entrepreneurs will need to tell the judges about their revenue and customer base, and explain exactly how they plan to grow.