VOOM: bio-bean crowned winner

VOOM: bio-bean crowned winner

Richard Branson chooses bio-bean as winner of crowdfunding competition

The three-month-long pitch is finally over, and 750,000 votes later, headline judges Sir Richard Branson, Tyra Banks, Sara Blakely, Marcus Butler and Virgin Media Business managing director, Peter Kelly chose bio-bean as the winner of the ‘grow’ category. The competition, previously known as Pitch to Rich, aims to reward the brightest and most innovative start-ups from across the UK and Ireland.


The six finalists had just two minutes to pitch their business to the judges, with a portion of the £1 million prize fund, business mentoring, and marketing support at stake.


‘I love seeing entrepreneurs pitch an idea to me which they are incredibly passionate about and it was both a difficult and inspiring task to choose just two winners,’ Richard Branson, Virgin founder said in a statement today. ‘All the finalists of the Virgin Media Business VOOM competition showed they have the dedication and intense desire to take their business to incredible heights and I believe they will all do so.’