Oppo healthy ice cream shortlisted in Vigin's Pitch to Rich 2015.

Oppo shortlisted in Pitch to Rich

Like a young Colin Jackson, Oppo has leaped over the first hurdle and we’re thrilled to announce we’ve been shortlisted in the Pitch to Rich ‘Grow’ category. From all the team at Oppo HQ we want to say a big thank you to all of you who voted and helped spread the word.

We’re busy refuelling with copious amounts of Oppo to ensure that we’re ready for round two, because now the hard work really begins.

Oppo will undergo an SAS-esque regime of tests, examinations and experiments to whittle the 50 shortlisted companies down to just ten semi-finalists. Well, it might not be quite SAS-esque, but there are definitely interviews and workshops conducted by Virgin judges and we will be doing our utmost to ensure that we’re listed among the semi-finalists on May 19th.

If we’re announced as a semi-finalist the votes will be reset back to zero and the public vote will open up once again from 19th May – 2nd June. If we reach this stage we will need to call on all our fans for a big Oppo favour… the three companies with the highest number of votes will go through to the final so we will need your help through voting again and sharing to spread the word far and wide. Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch in a live event to a panel that includes Sir Richard Branson, so this is a massive opportunity for us!

We really want to be pitching in the final on 26th June, allowing us to showcase Oppo and be in with a chance of winning a £250,000 marketing campaign. The only way we can get to this stage though is through all of your support and help spreading the word.

Last week to celebrate reaching 1000 votes we did 1000 leapfrogs across Clapham Common (have a giggle at our expense in the video below). If we get through to the second public vote we want you to decide what our next challenge will be, so get your thinking hats on and #ChallengeOppo. The wackier the better…try us!

Until then, thank you and enjoy your tub of Oppo!