Start-ups given the chance to pitch for top senior managers

Angel News rolls out Pitching for Management service

Start-ups are being invited to pitch for the chance to attract experienced senior managers into their businesses, without the forbidding headhunters’ fees this would usually incur.

Investment website Angel News is looking for 60 companies to take part in its Pitching for Management initiative – a match-making service that connects early stage businesses with experienced senior managers.

The Pitching for Management service will be provided through a series of 17 national events, where companies will give presentations to an audience of senior executives, such as experienced investors, entrepreneurs and corporate managers, all keen to work in a fast-paced start-up environment and use their expertise to help grow the businesses.

The idea behind Pitching for Management is to enable small businesses to pitch to have top management talent join their team, with managers often taking on roles in early stage firms in exchange for an equity stake, a commission, or remuneration through a bonus scheme, rather than a salary.

According to Angel News, any type of business can pitch at its events. The audience will comprise a range of backgrounds including sales, finance and marketing, and embrace all experience levels from middle management to CEO.

The first Pitching for Management event was held in London two years ago, and the concept is now being rolled out across the country; September’s events are being held in Nottingham, Birmingham, Exeter, Cardiff and Bristol.

At each event, attendees will be asked to vote for the company with the best pitch; an overall winner will be chosen at the final event, taking place in Bristol in December. The winner will receive a prize of £2,000.

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