Kwikpay enters to the next level at VOOM 2016
Added: (Fri May 27 2016)
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The Pitchathon is another great opportunity to drum up some more local media interest for your story. Journalists we’ve spoken to have said they’ll be a lot more interested in writing stories now you’re a BIG step closer to the prize and - part of a Guinness World Records™ attempt! This is all part of the plan to help you #VOOM.
As before, we always recommend you create a bespoke press release for your story. But if you’re looking for a template to get you started with local media, you could try something like this. Your press release should be short and punchy, but should include some personal details about you and your business. Readers like to know the person behind the business… Make the most of your chance to #VOOM!
Date: 26 May 2016
Local entrepreneur Kwikpay to take part in record-breaking pitchathon with Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016.
Local Businessman Neeraj Bhatia has been selected as one of the 160 businesses through to the next round of the UK and Ireland’s biggest and most valuable pitch competition.
The shortlisted businesses – those who earned the highest number of public votes - will now take part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record™ for Longest business pitch marathon on 1st/2nd June 2016. The 29 hour live-streamed event will see Neeraj Bhatia pitch back-to-back against 159 other entrepreneurs to a panel of esteemed judges.
Judges will be challenged to whittle these down to just 40 semi-finalists who could go on to pitch to Richard Branson and international business heavyweights Tyra Banks, Sara Blakely and Marcus Butler, in the VOOM 2016 grand finale on 28th June. For the first time with Kwikpay, any mobile user in UK can top-up their own or any other persons mobile on any network in 3 easy steps in just under a minute.
Kwikpay is one of the first platform for online top up for any prepaid services in UK. It is the only integrated technology solution to offer an easy to use, intuitive iOS and Android app for top up of multiple operators and multiple services. The Kwikpay USP’s are ease, convenience, on-the-go, which enable top-up in under a minute for any pre-paid service. Kwikpay enables its users to not just top up their mobiles in UK but also mobile of their friends and family in 100 countries across more than 180 mobile operators.
‘‘Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016 is all about seeking out, supporting and celebrating the UK’s and Ireland’s most exciting businesses. It’s the biggest and most valuable pitch competition out there - we’re hoping everyone will find a way to get involved!’ says Sir Richard Branson.
VOOM 2016 has been a huge win for many hundreds of our entrants, above and beyond the shortlist. They've honed pitches, made videos and collectively contacted millions of people to promote their businesses.
They've also participated in THE biggest mass crowdfunding campaign in UK history. Collectively, they've raised over £675,000 to make their ideas a reality.
Peter Kelly, Managing Director of Virgin Media Business said: “I’m looking forward to hearing 160 innovative and inspiring ideas over the course of 29-hour record attempt, although I am not underestimating the challenge. Like any true entrepreneur – we never do things by halves at Virgin Media Business and achieving this record will add another level of ambition to the ‘VOOM 2016’ competition.”
To watch the pitchathon live and show your support for a local business, tune into www.vmbvoom.com. Could London be crowned as Britain’s most entrepreneurial city?
For more information, contact: Care@kwikpay.co.uk