TechPitch 4.5 Fashion, Luxe & Retai

TechPitch 4.5 Fashion, Luxe & Retail is a platform to enable startups specifically within the fashion/luxe/retail-tech industry from all across Europe to showcase their business proposition to a relevant wider audience, including VCs, fashion/luxe/retail industry professionals and experts, journalists, as well as other aspiring and successful fashion/luxe and tech entrepreneurs. This pitching event is a unique opportunity to build more awareness, receive productive feedback from an expert panel, and network with key fashion/luxe/retail and tech industry players.

TechPitch 4.5 Fashion, Luxe & Retail

24 April 2018, 18.30-22.00

Irwin Mitchell offices, 40 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1N 2PZ

The evening will feature a keynote presentation followed by eight fashion/luxe/retail 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.

The winner of the judges vote will be awarded a bottle of champagne courtesy of our event partner MediaTainment Finance.

18.30 - Registration and networking

19.00 - Introduction

19.05 - Keynote presentation

The keynote of the evening will be delivered by James Allen, Investment Principal of Channel 4's Commercial Growth Fund. James will explain the investment criteria of the Channel 4 Commercial Growth Fund, the unique offer of 'media for assets', and share tips and recommendations to tech startups interested in pitching to the Channel 4 Fund.

19.20 - Introduction of the judging panel

James Allen, Investment Principal, Channel 4 Growth Fund
Charles Blake-Thomas, New Model VC
Heikki Haldre, Chairman, The Future of Retail Organisation
Howard Harrison, Founder, Knomo
Viviane Paraschiv, HAVE FA/TE
James Paton-Philip, Partner, Irwin Mitchell
Chaired by Adam Glass, Partner, Lewis Silkin

19.25 - 3 minute Pitches

Cogniquant Limited - empowers companies by delivering a prediction model of human behaviour and future purchasing patterns, using quantum mechanics and machine learning       @Cogniquant

Glitzbox - a jewellery rental subscription service where members can borrow up to three pieces of jewellery every month and only buy what they love       @glitzboxuk

Harper (formerly - fashion concierge that makes shopping for fashion online effortless       @yfrfashion

Intelistyle - an Artificial Intelligence fashion stylist and retail platform that makes exclusive 1 to 1 personal styling services available to apparel shoppers       @intelistyle

Onair Shopping - connects consumers to physical stores, driving traffic of quality to stores       @onairshopping

Personal Shop - a marketplace that connects people passionate about shopping with local personal stylists       @personalshop_

Singular Intelligence - an AI-based solution for consumer goods companies and retailers that transforms decision-making for marketing investment and supply planning       @singularinsight

Veed Studio - an automated video editing & hosting platform that makes editing product videos simple and affordable for e-commerce companies of any size      @Veed_IO

20.45 - Networking over drinks & pizza

22.00 - End of event

Tickets - 24 April 2018

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 23 March 2018

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Apply to pitch at TechPitch 4.5 Fashion, Luxe & Retail:

DEADLINE to apply at the next event is 23 March 2018.

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 Fashion & Luxe TechPitch 4.5 is for you to complete the application form and submitting it by 23 March 2018. Apply here to pitch
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