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National Library of Scotland to hold ‘Business Slam’ in January

Posted: 21st December 2017

On 22nd January the National Library of Scotland will be holding its first ever Business Slam (think Dragon’s Den meets poetry slam).

Following the format of our research and poetry slams, this rapid-fire knockout competition is for the business and enterprise community.

Contestants will have two minutes in round one to explain what their product or service is, and two minutes in round two to explain their use of the Library’s collections to help them in their business or product development.

The top three will have three minutes in the final to pitch their vision for how they would use the Library’s buildings or digital presence to launch their product.
Throughout the competition a panel of three judges will score “slammers” on the three criteria of what they say, how they say it, and audience response. Why not take a punt? Air and share your amazing idea, get some free feedback and publicity on the night, and develop your pitching skills.

If you would like to take part, all you have to do is email e.simpson@nls.uk by 5.00 pm on Monday 15th January and say that you would like to be a slammer. You don’t need to say what your pitch is or otherwise justify your right to slam – everyone is welcome.

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