What is TechPitch 4.5?
TechPitch 4.5 provides a platform for tech start-ups across all verticals to present their business idea to a panel of expert judges and our savvy audience of investors, journalists, angel investors, professional service providers and analysts.
How does it work? At each event, eight start-ups are selected to spend three minutes pitching their business plan, followed by a brief Q and A with the judging panel. A winner is selected by both the judges and the audience.
Post-pitches, our ever-popular networking portion gives start-ups the opportunities to interface with like-minded individuals, fellow entrepreneurs, potential investors and partners.
For investors, TechPitch 4.5 events are a chance to witness first-hand the innovation, disruption, and emerging trends in the UK tech scene. Start-ups that have graced our stage have gone on to award-winning heights, with investment from angels, incubators, accelerators, and partners.
Over the past five years, we have introduced vertical-specific events in response to the growth, innovation and disruption in these areas. In addition to our established Music TechPitch 4.5, we also host Sports TechPitch 4.5 and Fashion & Luxe TechPitch 4.5.
We run several events per year and are always open to applications from start-ups. Many have pitched more than once, returning with honed skills and a refined proposition based on feedback from previous events.
Upcoming TechPitch 4.5 events:
TechPitch 4.5: Sports & Health
18 October 2016 - 18.30-22.00Lewis Silkin offices, 5 Chancery Lane, London, EC4A 1BL
Apply to pitch deadline: 16 September 2016 DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM
TechPitch 4.5 PLAY in collaboration with Hasbro
22 November 2016 - 18.30-22.00Irwin Mitchell offices, 40 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1N 2PZ
Apply to pitch deadline: 21 October 2016 DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM
31 January 2017 - 18.30-22.00The Auditorium, Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES
Apply to pitch deadline: 6 January 2017 DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM
How to apply to pitch to a TechPitch 4.5 event: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 email@example.com by the stated deadline.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM
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