Chiswick man given one minute to pitch for £100,000
Inspired business plan caught the eye of top corporate judges
We can exclusively reveal that Mr Alan O’Brain from Chiswick has been shortlisted to the last 10 entrants hoping to win £100,000 in the One Minute Pitch competition run by mortgage company The One account and The Sunday Times.
The competition invited entrants to pitch, in one minute or 100 words, a life-changing idea that they would pursue if they had the financial freedom to follow their dream.
Thousands of entries were received from across the UK and covered three different categories: new business venture, self improvement or social responsibility.
Mr O’Brain’s business idea is to develop a service through one phone number which would be the first and only national cab company in the whole of the UK. This caught the attention of a judging panel which included Martha Lane Fox (founder of Lastminute.com), Peter Jones (from TV's Dragons' Den) and Jayne-Anne Gadhia (MD, The One account).
The judges now have the job of selecting 1 finalist from the 10 who pitch to them in a live final on 5 September and the winner is due to be announced on 11 September.
September 1, 2005