Digital Festival Pitch-Off!

During the Digital Festival 2018 BeTheSpark hosted a live pitch-off event within the Horizons Lounge in the Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

We offered six innovative tech entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business live in front of an esteemed panel of judges made up of Jon Wood from Innovate UK, Siwan Blockwell from the Princes Trust and Rony Seamons from the NatWest Business Accelerator Hub.

The pitch-off event facilitated by BeTheSpark was a great opportunity and platform for these entrepreneurs to showcase their business to an engaged audience of peers, potential investors and entrepreneurial support within Wales. I delighted to be asked to sit on the judging panel - I’m passionate about Welsh innovation, and thought the quality of the businesses and pitches was excellent

Jon Wood, Innovate UK


The Pitch-off was hosted by Charly Hagger (Head of Operations at BeTheSpark). Each entrepreneur was given 3-minutes to pitch followed by a 7-minute Q&A from our judges and audience. Entrepreneurs pitching included:




Signum Health

Gwedd Loudspeakers


After much deliberation our judges agreed that Ben Joakim Founder and CEO of Disberse was our pitch-off winner.

We were delighted to award Ben on behalf of GlobalWelsh with 2 hours of 1-2-1 mentoring with Tudor Brown.

Tudor is an international board member, technology investor and former business leader with over 30 years’ experience. He had a stellar career within the Cambridge technology scene, latterly holding both CTO and COO roles at ARM Holdings, one of the world’s most successful technology companies.


Space2B at the Maltings also kindly gifted Ben with one whole month’s free desk space and access to their onsite facilities as well as community. The Maltings is a unique and thriving hub located in the heart of Cardiff, offering state-of-the-art working space steeped in heritage.

Read more about BeTheSpark's presence at this years Digital Festival by clicking here.