The Pitch startup competition

The Pitch 2018 final

Watch 15 startups compete to be crowned The Pitch 2018 champion. They have beaten 500 other businesses to get this far. Now they have three minutes to pitch their idea to our all-star panel.

The event is on Thursday 11 October 2018 from 14:00 to 20:00 at Shoreditch Studios in London. A limited number of early bird tickets are available for £9.99.

We’ve got talks from the front line of raising investment, pitching and more. Plus there’s free drinks and pizza afterwards. 🍕🍻🍷 The event’s aimed at people launching or scaling startups.

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Our judging roster:

  • Starling Bank founder Anne Boden
  • Trunki founder Rob Law
  • Creative England CFO Mehjabeen Patrick
  • Moneypenny founder Ed Reeves
  • Perkbox co-founder and CMO Chieu Cao
  • Propel technology lead Gemma Taylor

We’re working hard to make sure the audience is packed with journalists, investors and other contacts that can help your business.

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Talk one: Hustling to build businesses

Ed Reeves ran three fledgeling businesses before launching outsourced communications provider Moneypenny. The business now has over 700 employees. Rob Law dealt with copyright infringement, manufacturing setbacks and the infamous Dragons’ Den strap breaking incident. Today Trunki has 80 employees and £10m in turnover. The pair are sitting down to discuss what it’s like to build a business.

Talk two: The highs and lows of fundraising

Perkbox co-founder and CMO Chieu Cao, Creative England CFO Mehjabeen Patrick and Propel technology lead Gemma Taylor provide an invaluable look at funding. Chieu’s secured over £10m investment, Mehjabeen’s listened to hundreds of startups pitch for support and Gemma’s supported them through the process. Listen to their frank take on navigating the process.

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The Pitch is an annual programme of events to support startups. It’s completely free to take part. You can sign-up to our mailing list if you’re interested in competing in 2019.

We couldn’t run the event without our amazing partners Propel by Deloitte. They provide real-time accounting and analytics to support ambitious startups as they grow. Check out their site here.