Pitching Opportunities – Live Presentations

University of Essex – Enterprise Zone – Space to Grow – Investment Readiness Webinar 

  • Wed 23 Sep 20

    14:00 - 15:00

  • Online

  • Event type


  • Event organiser

    Research and Enterprise Office

Live presentation: Nitin Patel, Entrepreneur in Residence

Nitin Patel is a General Management Executive and CEO with operational and commercial skills gained from several turnaround situations with Glen Dimplex, a privately-owned business based in Dublin. He has experience of working in a multinational business having worked with General Motor in various capacities, including European Powertrain Manager, leading design innovation and manufacturing excellence in the UK and internationally.

He is now an independent consultant and lecturer on business transformation, with experience of change and scale-up in global corporations up to £100bn.

Live presentation: William Millar, Entrepreneur in Residence

Previously a business growth adviser within the New Anglia Growth Hub, with a special responsibility for innovation and digital support in Suffolk. As part of the team, I provided personal contact and face to face meetings with clients to understand their growth plans and direct them to sources of detailed support that can help them achieve their plans. Prior to that I have held various positions in large enterprises where I have been responsible for developing and launching new products and services, undertaking specialist sales and consultancy and designing new process solutions leading to cost reduction.

About the webinar

Today’s webinar focusses on entrepreneurs with innovative and market disruptive ideas that seek investment, covering topics such as;

  • Evaluating live pitches from entrepreneurs with innovative products or services
  • How do investors view your pitch
  • What makes a good pitch
  • How to impress investors and win investment

And forms one of a series of webinars in the Investment Readiness programme of support for growing businesses.