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Sam Zawadski wins The Pitch 2012

Sam Zawadzki wows judges with his service aimed at streamlining the property sector, and wins a package of business support that includes mentoring from crowdmission.com founder Karen Darby, £6,000 worth of marketing services from hibu and a 500-piece stationery set from printed.com.

After a 10-month search, The Pitch – an annual contest to find Britain’s entrepreneurial superstars – reached its conclusion at the Ministry of Sound nightclub, with Sam Zawadzki, founder of AdvancetoGO, crowned winner. 

Pitching as the Scottish finalist, Edinburgh-based Zawadzki wowed the judges with AdvancetoGO, a service aimed at streamlining the property rentals sector and saving landlords time and money.

It allows them to upload information about their properties which generates adverts that automatically post to multiple sites such as Right Move and Gumtree. AdvancetoGO also provides template lease agreements, guarantor forms, and inventory statements as well as storing information such as meter readings, security codes, insurance certificates and warranties, which can be accessed through any computer. 

Zawadzki took the top prize of a package of business support worth £50,000 including mentoring from serial entrepreneur and CrowdMission.com founder Karen Darby, £6,000 worth of marketing services from hibu and a 500-piece stationery set from printed.com.

The Pitch was organised by BusinessZone.co.uk in association with digital services provider hibu and sponsored by Crunch Accounting and ICAEW. printed.com acted as a supporter, promoting the contest and providing marketing materials.

Zawadzki has generated some impressive testimonials including one from legendary entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson who said the company is "fun, creative and will challenge the property industry".

Dan Martin, editor of BusinessZone.co.uk and founder of The Pitch, commented: "Sam truly deserves to be our champion. His passion and innovation impressed our judges and it just goes to show that dedication to a cause can bring you huge rewards."

 

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