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PITCH-UP


HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IN THE GLOBAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY?


APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

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THE PITCH-UP COMPETITION


Welltodo are looking for the most exciting wellness start-up to join us at Balance Festival 2020.


Be in with the chance to get your business in front of thousands of consumers, industry leaders and press, and win a prize package worth £8,000+. APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED.


This competition is for you if....

  • You are an entrepreneur or Founder
  • You have a wellness product or service that is ready to go to market
  • You are UK registered company
  • You are less than 2 years into the business
  • You have never had an exhibition stand at Balance Festival
  • You are available to join Balance Festival, 17th - 19th April 2020 (see prize details below)
  • You want to make an impact on the global wellness industry
  • You have a product or service in one of the listed sector categories:

>> Fitness >> Athleisure >> Food & Drink >> Festivals & Clubs >> Supplements >> Yoga

>> Wellness Travel >> Natural Beauty >> Technology >> Corporate Wellness

THE PITCH-UP SCHEDULE


Welltodo has gathered the wellness industry's thought-leaders, experts and pioneers from across sectors to help identify the next best wellness business.


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Monday 2nd December 2020

Applications open.

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Friday 7th February 2020

Applications close at 5pm!

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Monday 17th February - 10th March 2020

Top 10 applicants will be invited to share their product or service with the judges.

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Friday 13th March 2020

Our panel of industry experts will select the winner!!!

APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

THE JUDGING PANEL

Lauren Armes

LAUREN ARMES

WELLTODO

Founder & CEO

Adrienne Herbert

ADRIENNE HERBERT

FIIT Master Trainer & ADIDAS Global Ambassador

Rory Gibbs

RORY GIBBS

PIPER

Investment Director

Ludovic Rossignol

LUDOVIC ROSSIGNOL

BALANCE FESTIVAL

Founder

Emma Green

EMMA GREEN

BIRD & BIRD

Associate, UK

Kate Sandle

KATE SANDLE

B Lab, UK

Director Programmes & Engagement

Al Overton

AL OVERTON

PLANET ORGANIC

Buying Director

Pippa Murray

PIPPA MURRAY

PIP & NUT

Founder

Phil Coxon

PHIL COXON

MINDBODY UK

Managing Director, Europe

WIN THE ULTIMATE START-UP PRIZE

Welltodo have brought together the industry's very best, to help you take your business to the next level! You've got to be in it, to win it!




EXHIBIT AT BALANCE FESTIVAL, APRIL 2020

Bring your business to the masses! Balance Festival, are offering you the chance to win a stand in Balance Festival 2020’s Futureminded Startup Village, a space for progressive and exciting wellness brands. As the UK’s leading fitness and wellness festival, the event attracts industry buyers, investors, influencers and aspirational consumers, over the course of three days. Balance Festival takes place on 17 - 19th April 2020 in London.


Value: £1,450 (+ VAT)



BUSINESS CONSULTATION WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS, WELLTODO


In this 1.5hr intimate consultation, the experts at global news and insights platform, Welltodo will address any challenges you are currently facing, help you get clarity on your business strategy, and support you in navigating those all important next steps. Also included is Welltodo's 2020 Consumer Wellness Trends Report.


Value: £1,149 (+ VAT)



90 MINUTE LEGAL CONSULTATION WITH BIRD & BIRD


When it comes to protecting your brand there really is no better place to start then with the expert team at Bird & Bird. With experience in fitness, nutrition, food & beverage, technology, hospitality, fashion and beauty sectors, the Bird & Bird team can support you on IP and brand management, retail, manufacturing and collaboration agreements, investment preparation, consumer law (including advertising and marketing), innovation in product design, nutritional and labelling claims, data management and much more.


Value: £1,500 (+VAT)



2 x VIP TICKETS TO THE WELLTODO SUMMIT, JUNE 2020


Join the wellness industry's thought-leaders, innovators, experts, investors and more at the Welltodo Summit 2020. The London conference attracts 300 of the industry's best to discover new ways to grow, innovate and succeed in the global wellness industry. Read more about the event here.


Value: £600 (+ VAT)



EDITORIAL COVERAGE OF YOUR PRODUCT OR SERVICE


Reach an audience of 110k! Your product or service will be featured on welltodoglobal.com as part of a special winners article.


Value: Priceless (not normally available for purchase)



1-2-1 PUBLIC SPEAKING TRAINING WITH METASPEECH


Do you have a meeting with important stakeholders coming up? Do you have your elevated pitch nailed? Learn the art of public speaking with the expert team at Metaspeech. The winner will receive 3 private sessions designed to help you 'embody confidence (and) create connection'.


Value: £750 (+ VAT)



£100 VOUCHER TO SPEND ON PRINT AT MOO!


Need new business cards? Want to hand out a discount flyer at Balance Festival? MOO, the luxury printing company has you sorted.


Value: £100 (+ VAT)



TAKE A MOMENT WITH URBAN


If you've listened to Welltodo's podcast, The Business of Wellness, then you'll know that building a wellness business isn't an easy ride. Let Urban take some of the stress away with a relaxing at-home massage, or beauty service.


Value: £100



....PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!!!


[Prize terms and conditions apply. Prizes subject to change]


Bird & Bird

MORE ABOUT THE ORGANISER


Welltodo

Welltodo helps people build incredible businesses and careers in the wellness industry.


Through the creation of global wellness industry news and insights, an exciting and engaging calendar of events and a globally recognised careers platform, Welltodo informs and connects brands, investors, industry professionals and job-seekers to help support the growth of the global wellness industry.



Welltodo’s goal is to inspire, educate and share ideas that impact the evolution of the wellness industry globally.


Do you want to receive global industry insights, news, trends and event alerts? Sign up here

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Balance Festival is a three-day festival that connects the capital’s leading wellness brands with health-conscious consumers looking to sample the UK’s leading boutique fitness studios, athleisure labels and the latest in healthy food and beverage innovation.


London’s Balance Festival will take place on 17th to 19th April 2020 at The Old Truman Brewery. Tickets are available to purchase here.

Applications have now closed!


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Will my application or video be shown publicly? 


Your application will only be shared with the competition judges, and will not be shared publicly. If we would like to use your video for future promotional purposes, we will obtain written consent from you.


When and how will you announce the shortlisted and winning pitches?


We envisage a large number of applications and therefore cannot respond to each and every one. The shortlisted pitches will be notified personally, and will be announced in a Welltodo editorial newsletter - please ensure you are signed up to hear who has progressed to the next stage.


Will there be an in person pitch? 


No, you will not be required to pitch in person. Your video (as part of your application) should be treated as your chance to 'WOW' the judges.


Are any elements of the competition in-person?


Yes, the winner will be invited to join a panel discussion hosted by Welltodo, on stage at Balance Festival, 17th-19th April 2020. The panel discussion will be based around ‘building a business in the wellness industry’. You will be joined on stage by Lauren Armes, Founder of Welltodo, and 2 - 3 further judges. In addition, as part of your prize package, you will be provided with an exhibition space at Balance Festival 2020. Exact date, time and stand location tbc. 


Do I need to have a tangible product or service? 


Your product or service should be ready to go to market. If shortlisted, you will be asked to share your product or service with the judges so that they may experience it. The judges will have from the 17th February - 10th March to trial and test the product - please ensure you are available to provide samples or trials during this time.


My business does not fall into one of the above categories, but I think it qualifies as a wellness start up?


Please email [email protected] with information about your startup to see if you qualify. 


Can I still enter if I’m not available to attend Balance Festival 2020? 


The winner must be available to join Balance Festival, 17th - 19th April 2020. As part of the prize package the winner will receive an ‘exhibition space’ that you will be required to dress, and staff over the weekend. If you do not win, you will not be required to attend the event.

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