Next TechPitch 4.5 event:
31 January 2017
The Auditorium, Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES Map
The evening will feature a keynote presentation followed by eight tech startups will present their business ideas and revenue models during a three-minute pitch followed by a five minute Q&A by a panel of judges. A winner will be scored by the judges, and there will be a general vote to pick the audience favourite.
Pinsent Masons, as part of its Bootlaw initiative, is offering a consultation free of charge to each of the pitching startups to discuss their legal needs. eOffice is offering all pitching startups a GBP 200 voucher they can use for any eOffice services.
The winner of the Judges and the audience vote will get:
-a free growth clinic with Netleadz
18.30 - Registration and networking
19.00 - Introduction followed by keynote presentation
Keynote speaker: Ian Betteridge, Editor, Alphr.com, Dennis Publishing
Prior to the pitching, Ian Betteridge, the editorial director of Alphr.com, the newest launch from Dennis Publishing into the tech sector, will provide tips and insight into how tech startups and entrepreneurs should engage with journalists, and consider their PR strategy in order to get noticed
19.20 - Introduction of the judging panel
Ian Betteridge, Editor, Alphr.com, Dennis Publishing @
Anna Björnemark, Advisor to the Director for Sweden, Iceland and Estonia; Board of Directors, EBRD @
Una Carney, Planning Director, Creative and Integrated Marketing, Viacom @
Xaver Matt, Founder & CEO, Netleadz @
The judging panel is chaired by Danvers Baillieu, COO, Cognitive Logic @DanversBaillieu
19.25 - 3 minute Pitches
Endorse Social - a booking platform for brands to book models and influencers according to their audience demographics @Nick_TheKeys
Flexciton - a platform that improves the efficiency of rotating equipment #Flexciton
LabCore/iShake - a mobile app platform for authentic and transparent ratings by shaking your smartphone @ishaketorate
Makerble - a mobile app that works offline so that a charity's staff can collect impact data wherever they are in the world about any of the people they work with @makerble
ReactAI - a complete robotic assembly solution on demand #ReactAI
SoundVault - a global market place for music licensing @SOUNDVAULTtv
Wevolve - a solution for changing work behaviour and deliver it via mobile technology to all employees @WevolveWork
Zap Waste - an on-demand waste collection service for households focusing on disposable nappies to divert them from landfill to recycling @nappyzap
20.45 - Networking drinks & pizza
22.00 - End of event
What is TechPitch 4.5?
TechPitch 4.5 is a platform for tech startups and entrepreneurs to show-case their business idea to a wider audience, including investors, journalists, potential partners and peers.
It takes the form of an evening pitch competition which brings together tech startups, investors, entrepreneurs, as well as business and technology experts, to see the latest tech business ideas receive productive feedback on their proposition and pitch from a panel of judges with mixed business, technology, marketing, investment and financial expertise. .
TechPitch 4.5 provides an opportunity for potential investors to observe and learn about the latest tech startups, as well as new technology business trends. Some of the startups presenting at TechPitch 4.5 will have profited from the 2Pears pitch-training workshops organised with the support from UK Trade & Investment, UKTI. .
For entrepreneurs and tech startups, TechPitch 4.5 has proven fertile ground for networking and making useful connections with potential investors, business experts and advisors, journalists, as well as peers, potential partners and users. .
TechPitch 4.5 and the pitch-training workshops, which to date have trained over 750 tech startups to pitch, are established and well-respected fixtures on the London tech startup scene. The winning companies most often go on to big and bright things, including funding, incubation, and successful growth, following the spotlight being shone on them at TechPitch 4.5 .
The inaugural TechPitch 4.5 event was held on 10 February, 2011, and ever since TechPitch 4.5 has been held every couple of months in London drawing a high-calibre crowd and generating a lot of interest.
Apply to pitch at TechPitch 4.5:
DEADLINE to apply at the next event taking place on 31 January 2017 is 6 January 2017.
By getting up on stage and pitching your business idea and model, in this case to the panel of experts we have put together for TechPitch 4.5, you will gain exposure and interest from both potential users and potential funders, as well as from media in general. And you get to practise and receive immediate feedback on your pitch.
The pitch session is not about achieving funding immediately, but gaining interest, making connections, and hopefully starting relevant discussions, so if you like the idea of pitching you will be good!
Pitches at 2Pears events are free-of-charge for the pitching companies, which means that the person pitching receives a complimentary ticket for the event. All other company members and interested parties will be required to purchase tickets at best available rate, to attend the event.
What we need from you in order to confirm you are eligible to pitch and to make a fair selection of companies for TechPitch 4.5 is for you to download the application form and complete all questions on this form and submitting it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 January 2017.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM
Please ensure that it is 1 page only and that it is in Word format, as nothing longer and no other format will be considered. Please also ensure that you save your application as COMPANYNAME_4pt5.docx where the name of your startup replaces 'COMPANYNAME'.
Q1: What is the market problem?
Q2: Your solution?
Q3: Your business model?
Q4: Your competitors?
Q5: Your team?
Q6: What you are looking for?
Q7: What would the upside for an investor investing in you be?
Remember: one page only, in Word...
Who to send it to?
Email your application to email@example.com
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM