Fashion & Luxe TechPitch 4.5

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.

Fashion & Luxe TechPitch 4.5 event:

11 May 2017, 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 - Introduction of the judging panel

Carmen Alfonso Rico, Associate, Felix Capital
Thomas Andersson, StyleIntelligence
Jonathan Chippindale, Chief Executive, Holition
James Paton-Philip, Partner, Irwin Mitchell
Alison Wiltshire, BT Global Practice lead for Retail & Consumer Goods
Chair: Adam Glass, Partner & Head of Retail and Fashion, Lewis Silkin

The TechPitch 4.5 Fashion, Luxe & Retail panel of judges encompasses a broad range of skills and expertise across retail business investment, fashion and luxe innovation, fashion-technology, as well as consumer behaviour. Prior to the pitching by the startups, the judges will discuss their perspectives on the latest developments in the fashion, luxe and retail technology and business landscape.

19.25 - 3 minute Pitches

Favour Up - a web app that allows brands to manage their exposure from influencers       @favourup

Freakloset (Wandercolours Unipessoal) - a customisation footwear company that reinvented the most iconic shoe models ever made through customisation, minimal design and sneaker-like comfort       @Freakloset

FutureFit - a technology company that uses a proprietary digital design and manufacturing system to enable mass-market shoe makers and brands to sell bespoke shoes at retail prices       @deez_i_bry

Genostyle - a fashion styling AI and data analytics solution to profile shoppers and brands' style DNA, offer dynamic personalization       @genostyle

OptiMonk - an onsite retargeting platform, which helps ecommerce sites recover lost leads, turn visitors into customers and boost conversions       @optimonk1

Solely Original - a platform that provides personalised design choice and fit of made-to-measure female shoes online       @solelyoriginal

Streamoid - a fashion platform that offers various services to retailers that mimic a stylist       @piqitfashion

Wearisma - a platform that matches your brand with the right influencers, at the right price, who have the right audience to best represent you       @wearisma

20.45 - Networking over drinks & finger food

22.00 - End of event

Tickets - 11 May 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 7 April 2016.

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

DEADLINE to apply at the next event 7 April 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 Fashion & Luxe 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 7 April 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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