About us

The Pitch gives purpose-led businesses the tools they need to change the world. Over the years, we’ve developed one of the UK’s largest startup competitions into a comprehensive programme, providing founders with a friendly, accessible environment to help them build confidence, hone their pitch and get investment ready.


It started as a competition…

The Pitch was launched in Bristol in 2008 as a traditional pitching competition. Since then, it’s evolved into a complete programme of support and has helped founders raise tens of millions in investment.

Now it’s a community

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The Pitch alumni

The Pitch brings together startups with fresh, exciting ideas who go on to become industry leaders. From innovative edtech solutions to pioneering plant-based products, we’re incredibly proud of everything our past Pitchers have achieved.

Alumni investors

Every year, we get to work with many successful entrepreneurs and investors to help us judge the finalists and choose The Pitch winner. Our judges have provided invaluable advice, support and investment to our finalists.


What our community members think…

Latest advice

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Are you ready to enter The Pitch?

The Pitch is a free nationwide programme that provides advice, support, mentoring and investor introductions to ambitious founders across the UK. 

Take your startup to the next level – submit your application below!