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:

25 April 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

Prior to the pitching, TechPitch 4.5 judge Chris Bruce will provide tips and insight into how tech startups and entrepreneurs should engage with corporates, and what startup and entrepreneur initiatives BT in particular is involved in.

19.20 - Introduction of the judging panel

- Amanda Birkinshaw, Inventor, Angelpie
- Chris Bruce, Director, Advise for Communications Global Telecoms Markets, BT Global Services
- Sabine Eberenz, CommerzBank
- Matt Leach, CEO, Local Trust
The judging panel is chaired by Danvers Baillieu, COO, Cognitive Logic       @DanversBaillieu

19.25 - 3 minute Pitches

AfterCross Technologies - a productivity app that creates a digital business card directly from your LinkedIn and allows you to exchange it anytime, anywhere and across any device       @aftercrossapp

Cynation - a cyber security and compliance solutions firm that provides innovative automated and intelligent cyber security and information compliance solutions       @cynationltd

Euklid Ltd - a platform using AI to manage investments, with lower operational costs and improved results       @euklidco

Flex - a subscription-enabled video marketplace that leverages technology to tap into the same social drivers as personal training, group sports and gym classes       @joinflextv

Grocemania - an online market place and on-demand delivery platform for local grocery retailers       @grocemania

I'm in Diary - a social calendar app, designed to make it easier to organise events with your friends       @imindiary

Placed (Recruitment LTD) - a hospitality recruitment platform using an advanced matching system to instantly connect suitable jobseekers to the best restaurants, bars and hotels in London       @ThePlacedApp

White Water Writers - a literacy program that focuses on helping children succeed in education by improving their self-belief and confidence       @wwaterwriters

20.45 - Networking drinks & pizza

22.00 - End of event

Tickets - 25 April 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 24 March 2017

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Apply to pitch at TechPitch 4.5:

DEADLINE to apply at the next event is 24 March 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 24 March 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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