Virgin Media competition Pitch to Rich closed on 6th May and 50 projects with the most votes in each category (Start-up, New Things, Grow) gained the opportunity to be assessed, with the top 30 later to be chosen as the lucky semi-finalists. It seemed that the chance to fight for the opportunity to present to Sir Richard Branson was over for hundreds of others…
BUT then the unexpected happened. Virgin announced they would reopen voting for three days to compensate for the votes lost due to the technical website interruptions!
Maybe this means they want to give everyone a fair chance or they’re just not happy with the top ranking pitches and are keen to see what else is out there?!
Who cares, we see this as a chance to get back to voting to push the northern startup Tipit up the rankings!
Tipit is the only platform in the world that lets you send and receive tips directly to and from a bank account via mobile. So if you have ever been concerned about where your tips go and if staff actually keep the tips worry no further, with Tipit your gratuities will go directly to individual bank accounts.
Why do we care so much about this competition? Well, besides the chance to win £50,000 cash prize there is this desired recognition to be associated with the Virgin brand and Branson himself. For a startup business, any recognition, any bit of funding, any glimpse of success is like a sugar rush that gives you energy to push things further.
When you have given all your weekends, evenings, mornings to an idea and product you nurture, a team needs a little extra to get the start-up to the next level. That’s why this competition is so important to Tipit!
We see it as a second chance to complete what we’ve started and seal the deal.
You have a chance to become one of the 310 votes that Tipit needs. You will be a part of our future. Without your help we can’t get any further!
Vote for Tipit in the New Things category now! Don’t delay, the voting ends on 20th May 5pm. To vote
- Click on the link here
- Click vote
- Enter your details
- Go back to your email inbox to confirm your email.
No one keeps your data, it’s safe.
Founder Renate Kalnina, and technical partner Lee Hazlehurst
Twitter @just_tipit and we will celebrate everyone who joins us in a mission to make #tipping fair.