The Pitch 2024

Get confidence, connections and capital

We help founders raise investment with free advice, investor introductions, mentoring and opportunities to pitch at events across the UK.

Deadline for applications – August 7th

Start your application

Applying to The Pitch is free – simply fill out the form below to get started. Once you’ve completed the application you can sit back and relax whilst we get to work on shortlisting the finalists. Feel free to check out last year’s event which was recorded and streamed to over 35,000 viewers.

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Share your story and pitch your way to investment.

What is a pitching competition?

A pitching competition gives businesses the chance to take centre stage and share their story, idea and mission in front of a panel of industry experts. Founders have access to a range of resources, advice and support before they pitch – enabling them to make the most of feedback, connections and networking opportunities on the big day.

How does the competition work?

The Pitch is open to any startup based in the UK that has been trading for less than four years.

Our judges choose the top 50 applications to progress to our six regional finals, which are held in Glasgow, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol and London.

Before each event, startup founders can attend an online pitching workshop with one of our pitching coaches. They will then compete in the live event, giving a 90-second pitch to investors and industry experts, and answering questions.

Our panel of judges will rate pitchers on the following criteria:

  • Idea
  • Proof of traction
  • Team
  • Quality of the pitch

Videos of the pitches and the scores are added to our leaderboard, which will be seen by thousands of people – and more than 35k people will watch the events online.

The top startup from each regional event will head to The Pitch Final in London, where they will pitch to industry-leading investors and entrepreneurs. This is followed by drinks and networking with investors, journalists and other business owners.


Why should you apply?

Connect with investors

The Pitch is proud to be able to help startups reach a diverse investor audience with over 30 investors joining us each year.

Receive mentoring and educational sessions to help you maximise the power of your pitch before the big day.

The Pitch events will be livestreamed to an audience over 35,000 people, giving you the opportunity to put your business in front of an array of investors and fellow founders.

Read our FAQs

Still not sure whether to get involved? Take a look at our most frequently asked questions where we’ve outlined some common questions people ask about pitching, the competition process and The Pitch events. If you can’t find the answer to your question here then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we’re always happy to help!


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