The Pitch: Live at Edinburgh fringe

The Scotland heat of The Pitch 2011took place on 18 August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Five entrepreneurs pitched their ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win £50,000 of support and advice in BusinessZone's entrepreneurial competition. The judges included:

  • Carl Hopkins - "The Secret Millionaire" star and entrepreneur - Read more
  • Karen Darby, social entrepreneur - Read more
  • Amanda Boyle, entrepreneur and founder of Bloom VC and non exec Director at Young Enterprise Scotland

Competing for the prize were the following business people:

  • Ross Dickinson, Kibosh Emergency Pipe Repair -A re-usable temporary repair device for burst pipes.
  • James Varga, miiCard -A 'digital passport' for online identification.
  • Louise Guinda, Safe Dreams -Producer of innovative breathable safe sleeping products for babies.
  • Kim McCann, Planet Tots -Provider of environmentally friendly products, services and advice to assist child development.
  • Cheryl Ryder, Dribble Delights-Range of dairy free baby and toddler food.

Visit BusinessZone's live blog to see how they fared.