TechPitch 4.5 PLAY: 2Pears - in partnership with Hasbro
22 November 2016:
18.30 - Registration and networking
19.00 - Introduction followed by keynote presentation
19.20 - Introduction of the judging panel
Harry Botterill, Head of Technology Acquisition and Open Innovation, Hasbro @hasbrouk
Elizabeth Coulter, Private Secretary to Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government @ElizabethRoseC
Simon Heap, Founder, Rugged-Interactive @designforsport @ruggedinteract
Paul Hood, Head of Digital Development, Dennis Publishing @PaulHood
Megumi Ikeda, Investment Director, Hearst Ventures @megumiikeda
Chris Kilroy, Investment Associate, Mercia Technologies Fund @kilroy_chris
Kitty Knowles, Senior Features Reporter, The Memo @kittygknowles
19.25 - 3 minute Pitches
Koski – a mixed reality board game that connects the physical and digital gaming worlds together in a new and playful way @koskigame
Live beacon – a turnkey ‘iBeacon as a product’ solution, including everything you need to transmit location-specific information @livebeacon
Lurtis – a set of multi-scale tools for the production of 3D scenarios, ranging from large geographic areas to cities, buildings and their interior decoration @lurtisrules
Maily – a platform reinventing digital communication for young kids @maily
MovieSweep – a mobile device gaming application that serves movie-related content to users through a trivia-based connections game @MovieSweep
Payload Studios – a video games company specialising in games with a high degree of customisation, construction and exploration that allows for creation of real world objects based on in-game construction @terratechgame
QuizTix – an evolving series of casual connected quizzes on mobile and TV @Quizbo
Woogie – a voice-enabled hardware device, Woogie provides interactions and relevant content tailored to the kid’s age, gender, school grade and preferences @hiwoogie
20.45 - Networking drinks & pizza
22.00 - End of event
What is TechPitch 4.5 PLAY?
Hasbro, the global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences, is teaming up with 2Pears, the team that creates opportunities and events to inform, educate and connect entrepreneurs, startups and investors in technology, to launch the new TechPitch 4.5 PLAY within the established TechPitch 4.5 series of events.
TechPitch 4.5 PLAY will take place as an evening pitching event on 22 November, 2016 at the offices of Irwin Mitchell in High Holborn. The winner receives a bottle of champagne as well as a meeting with Hasbro to discuss potential growth opportunities and cooperation, while any of the pitching participants may also be invited to have further discussions with Hasbro.
TechPitch 4.5 PLAY is founded on a cross-over perspective around the wider concept of “play”, and is open to tech startups developing technologies and platforms that can help create new play experiences. Ideas and interesting technologies are expected to come from a wide range of sectors, and applications will be encouraged from a variety industries such as music, sports, fashion, wearables, media, medical, and education.
TechPitch 4.5 PLAY will also explore existing technologies that cross-over in innovative ways from physical to digital to virtual to connected, as well as smart tech-enabled devices that could enhance a toy or a game experience, whether low tech/low cost or high cost/high tech.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families.
Venue host: Irwin Mitchell
Irwin Mitchell is unlike any other law firm. A nationally acclaimed business, the firm offers a broad range of legal services to national and international organisations and institutions, small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals. As a top five private wealth firm in the UK we support our clients through every stage of their business, personal and family life. We advise entrepreneurs, individuals and their families on the structuring of their wealth to ensure their financial arrangements are always in line with their commercial goals.
Apply to pitch at TechPitch 4.5 PLAY:
EXTENDED DEADLINE to apply at the next event is 28 October 2016.
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 28 October 2016.
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_play4pt5.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
When & Where
2Pears the team creating opportunities and events to inform, educate and connect entrepreneurs, startups and investors in music, media and technology.
2Pears facilitate peer2peer networking and collaboration, new thinking and new connections, through seminars, workshops, events, information-sharing and meetups. We work predominantly within the digital technology and media industries - bringing them together in a multitude of ways.