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.

Next TechPitch 4.5 event:

4 July 2017, 18.30-22.00

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.

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

19.20 - Introduction of the judging panel

Charles Arthur, technology writer, ex-technology editor The Guardian
Daniel Godfrey, Founder, The People's Trust
Thilo Schneider, Partner, Pinsent Masons
Ida Telalbasic, PhD, Lecturer, Institute for Design Innovation
Miro Walker, CEO and co-founder Cognifide

The judging panel is chaired by Danvers Baillieu, COO, Cognitive Logic       @DanversBaillieu

19.25 - 3 minute Pitches

3Dealise - a 3D printing service focusing on low-volume complex and relatively large industrial parts       @3Dealise
Emsol - a platform providing Emissions Management as a Service enabling interventions to reduce road transport pollution       #Emsol
ERNEST - a Personal Banker for All powered by Artificial Intelligence: a chatbot that answers questions, gives insights and forecasts issues       @meetErnest
Job Squad - online platform helping hospitality venues to access temporary staff on demand from any agency in the UK       @JobSquadTeam
OneVisage - a digital identity platform provider that helps financial services and identity management providers to reduce identity theft and improve digital user experience       @onevisagesa
Swytch Mobile - a platform that provides multiple mobile numbers that can be used on one mobile phone       @swytchapp
Three Sisters Care - social care services to elderly and disabled people in their own homes across London and Essex       @3sisterscare
Tweepforce - a platform that enables businesses to sell products and services inside Twitter Direct Messages and Facebook Messenger       @Tweepforce

20.45 - Networking drinks & pizza

22.00 - End of event

Tickets - 4 July 2017

A two-tiered pricing structure allows qualified (and cash-strapped) startups to attend techpitch 4.5 at a reduced rate. 2Pears reserve the right to approve ticket purchases and refuse entry if incorrect category is stated.

Early bird tickets are available until 2 June 2017

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Apply to pitch at TechPitch 4.5:

DEADLINE to apply at the next event is 2 June 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 by 2 June 2017.

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


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