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The Pitch 2023 Leaderboard

Over 500 startup founders from across the UK entered The Pitch 2023. We chose the top 60 to pitch at our regional semi-finals, where they had just 90 seconds to convince a panel of investors that their business deserved to make it to The Pitch Final.

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Our finalists took to the stage for The Pitch Final on 19th October in London. Ideas ranged from an edtech platform that improves English teaching to cutting-edge electric motors that will transform aviation.

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The Pitch 2023 finalists

EdenFiftyOne

EdenFiftyOne is improving the experience and outcomes of English education by monitoring, teaching and tracking the 51 universal skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Elifinity

Elifinity are creating a world of people free from debt through their end-to-end customer engagement platform that connects in-debt households, creditors and debt advice agencies to work towards financial health, together.

Shroot

Shroot offer letter-box friendly, plant-based gifts and kits that are simple to use and put together with sustainability in mind.

Twinn Health

Twinn Health want to increase the number of healthy years of life. They utilise AI and MRI scanning to gain personalised insights into patients health. It can detect preventable disease earlier than ever before.

Flux Aviation

Flux Aviation want everyone to have access to low-cost and zero-emission transportation options and are developing battery electric propulsion systems for aviation.

Fodilicious

Fodilicious make gut-friendly snacks. Their products are free from the top 14 allergens and hand baked in their dedicated allergen-free bakery so that customers can eat with confidence.

Three Robins

Three Robins are on a mission to provide all the fuel that families need for life’s adventures. Their plant-based alternative milk is filled with natural goodness to reassure parents that switching to plant-based doesn’t mean missing out.

KEVRI

KEVRI is a collaborative software platform for finding partners, funding, and team members for projects, while streamlining reporting processes and impact pipelines.

Bristol regional final

Discovry

Discovry is an AI content marketing tool for businesses, encompassing content creation tailored to your brand’s audience, social media scheduling and analytics.

Good With

Good With is an app focused around building financial confidence and competence in young adults in a stress-free way. A financial wellbeing app built by psychologists.

Hello Stranger

Hello Stranger produce simple statement and introduction cards to help people overcome social anxiety, start conversations and learn communication skills.

Human Beauty

Human Beauty is a disabled-owned cosmetics brand with the mission to make cosmetics accessible for all, through adaptive design and inclusive advertising campaigns.

KEVRI

KEVRI is a collaborative software platform for finding partners, funding, and team members for projects, while streamlining reporting processes and impact pipelines.

PANDEK

PANDEK provide coaching, training and facilitation workshops for teams, designed to break habitual thinking and showcase skills while having fun.

Jumbl

Swoop is an AI-powered search engine that makes it easier to discover and buy pre-loved fashion from independent retailers and resale platforms, contributing to a more sustainable future.

Shroot

Shroot offer letter-box friendly plant based gifts and kits that are simple to use and put together with sustainability in mind.

YEET Aerospace

YEET Aerospace makes super-advanced drones that can fly extremely fast, far, and for long durations. Their vision is to develop the ‘plane-o-copter’ – a scalable, electric, vertical take-off aircraft, which can be flown either by a pilot or on full autopilot.

London regional final 1

ArcX Technology

ArcX design and create wearable technology, making it easier to control music and other devices during exercise using a micro joystick.

Big Sister Swap

Big Sister Swap is the world’s first and only personalised clothes swapping service, using AI technology to save clothes from landfill.

BondGeek

BondGeek allows you to invest in bonds issued directly by US/UK/EU governments, sell them in secondary markets and earn a yield better than the interest at your bank.

CLIP Energy

CLIP is a device which shows you how much electricity each of your household devices uses, and gives you personalised advice to reduce your energy use and lower your bills.

Elifinity

Elifinity are creating a world of people free from debt through their end-to-end customer engagement platform that connects in-debt households, creditors and debt advice agencies to work towards financial health, together.

The Gut Feeling

The Gut Feeling is a three-week programme and accompanying app to help people struggling with gut issues. The programme features personalised yoga, meditation and mindfulness, as well as recipes.

MyArc

MyArc is a mobile platform for fitness creators and influencers to train their followers at scale, allowing you to build training plans, upload videos, with personalised stats and community features.

The WIP

The WIP is a digital membership platform that supports eco-aware SMEs and founders to grow their businesses and create a positive impact.

Yendy

Yendy creates ethical beauty products using African superfood ingredients that are traceable from farm to bottle using blockchain technology, supporting small-scale farmers while providing conscious consumers with natural and sustainable products.

London regional final 2

Electric Sheep

Electric Sheep is dedicated to accelerating the Visual Effects (VFX) industry with cutting-edge AI technology. The software can remove video backgrounds to Hollywood standards (including individual hair strands).

Fluffy

Fluffy provide affordable pet insurance and wellbeing plans, with access to rewards and exclusive offers

Grazer

Grazer is a dating and friend-finding app for the meat-free community, acting as the connector to ignite and accelerate the vegan revolution.

Hoopsy

Hoopsy is a pregnancy test that is made of paper and 99% plastic free, while also being as accurate as leading brands.

HyperTribe

HyperTribe is the first AI music manager for musicians, helping you to find people to collaborate with, as well as offering coaching, marketing advice, and ways to get your music out to a larger audience.

KiDSiE

KiDSiE lets you shop, sell and donate your outgrown baby and children’s toys, clothing and accessories in your community and marketplace, helping families shop sustainably and save money.

Kind2

Kind2 helps people reduce their bathroom plastic with solid shampoo and conditioner bars, which are vegan, palm free, pH balanced and use natural fragrances and colours.

KitUp Adventures

KitUp Adventures is the AirBnB for outdoor equipment, allowing users to list their sporting and adventure kit in particular locations, and others to find and hire what they need.

MiiCare

The MiiCare platform supports older adults to leave hospital and continue their care and assessment at home. They can then be assessed 24/7 for their longer-term needs and empowered to self-care independently with Monica, the digital health coach.

Praeferre

Praeferre offer a range of unique approaches to data privacy management; from individual’s personal information security to corporate level data protection.

Twinn Health

Twinn Health want to increase the number of healthy years of life. They utilise AI and MRI scanning to gain personalised insights into a patient’s health. It can detect preventable disease earlier than ever before.

Birmingham regional final

10mg

10mg Pharma is a digital platform which aims to address the challenge of chronic pain management in Africa by enhancing the delivery of medications and providing financiers with access to the African healthcare market.

Earth’d

Earth’d are on a mission with their plant-based drinks to make on-the-go food delicious, nutritious and environmentally friendly, too.

TheFitnessPortal

TheFitnessPortal have created a sports performance DNA test, which uses a saliva sample to recommend diet and exercise plans that work with the individual’s genetics.

Flux Aviation

Flux Aviation want everyone to have access to low-cost and zero-emission transportation options and are developing battery electric propulsion systems for aviation.

Meka Toys

Meka Toys develop fun and stimulating educational games to help children improve their maths, art, music and more, with an app soon to be launched for use in early childhood.

MEXI-KIT

MEXI-KIT deliver authentic Mexican feasts freshly cooked by their chefs, ready to be reheated and served at home.

Rest Space

Rest Space have created the next generation of nap pods: a private, smart and self-cleaning space where people can rest and recharge during their work day.

Tweak Life

Tweak Life is a hub where people struggling with physical, mental or financial health can find and access support resources for free.

Manchester regional final

BeGreatFitness

BeGreatFitness aim to help everyone to access fitness provision by splitting accessibility into categories: ability, cost, time and location.

Bodii

Bodii make a wearable device to support patients undergoing physiotherapy for knee recovery, to aid with exercises, record progress and send data to physiotherapists.

EdenFiftyOne

EdenFiftyOne is improving the experience and outcomes of English education by clarifying, monitoring, teaching and tracking the 51 universal skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening – providing a core foundation that English curricula can be built on.

Fassion

Fassion is an app where users can discover products from and interact with independent fashion brands, as well as making purchases through the marketplace.

GigMate

GigMate is a service that matches people with similar tastes to attend live music events together.

Health List

Health List connects people with digital health solutions and self-care resources, with an AI-powered search tool enabling personalised health journeys.

mindcubes

Visual Semantic by mindcubes allows users to create, reuse and optimise their semantic database (metaset) in an industry-standard ontology.

Samdai

Samdai is an app that lets users order fashion items and have them delivered in under 2 hours, and get discounts on local food, drink and entertainment.

ValArt

ValArt is a platform which tracks the value of an individual’s art portfolio, and stores their valuable documents and certificates of authenticity. The platform will eventually turn the documents into an NFT (Non-Fungible Token) and store them on the blockchain.

Xana Medtec

Xana Medtec is a healthcare testing company providing in-clinic and at-home blood tests to check different areas of an individual’s health.

Edinburgh regional final

Ansearch

Ansearch is a search tool that connects to multiple applications, letting you search for the information you need even if you can’t remember where you stored it.

Fodilicious

Fodilicious make IBS and Gut friendly snacks. Their products are free from the top 14 allergens and hand baked in their dedicated allergen free bakery so that customers can eat with confidence.

Lokali

Lokali is Scotland’s shop local platform, enabling people to find the products they want stocked in independent shops near them.

Magpye

Magpye create plant-based, palm oil-free pies, with their flavours offering a vegan twist on classic combinations.

Sleepl

Sleepl is a sleep aid and monitor designed to improve sleep for children aged 3-8 by recording sleep using advanced technology and AI, adapting as it learns and rewarding the child for sleeping well.

Sunsave Solutions

Sunsave Solutions bring off-grid solar energy to homes without electricity in Central Africa, enabling communities to access affordable, sustainable energy.

Three Robins

Three Robins are on a mission to provide all the fuel that families need for life’s adventures. Their plant based alternative milk is filled with natural goodness to reassure parents that switching to plant-based doesn’t mean missing out.

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