Why Enter The Pitch 2021?

The Pitch helps founders create a kick-ass pitch and gives them a platform to use it. Submit your application today, for the chance to:

  1. Pitch to seed investors
  2. Get coaching and mentoring from industry-leading entrepreneurs
  3. Meet other amazing founders

We’ve helped hundreds of startups raise investment over the last decade. And, this year, we can help your business get funding.

Apply here

The application process takes about 10 minutes to complete. We ask for basic details, such as when your startup launched and how big your team is, and why you should be shortlisted for the competition.


Why do founders enter The Pitch?

Don’t just take it from us. Here’s Tersha Willis of Terrible Merch, who won The Pitch 2020, to tell you why you should be entering right now.

Tersha Willis, The Pitch Winner 2020 with Terrible Merch, on why you should enter today!

The Pitch offers the advice, support and network you need to take your business to the next level. From free one-on-one coaching sessions to exclusive insights from leading investors, The Pitch programme has a wealth of resources to tap into – and that’s just the start.

The top 50 startups will work with our pitching coaches, before giving a 90-second pitch to investors and journalists at our live regional semi-finals. There’s a people’s vote too, so fans can get involved.

After each semi-final, we’ll share the judges’ feedback with detailed scoring to help you improve your pitch. Videos of the pitches and the scores will be added to our leaderboard, which will be seen by thousands of people, including investors, journalists and potential customers.

The top 10 startups will compete in The Pitch Final in November, where they will pitch to a room of top investors 🏆

  1. Work with a pitching coach
  2. Pitch to investors in front of a live audience
  3. Get detailed feedback on your pitch
  4. Profile and video on The Pitch leaderboard

What The Pitch community thinks

Here’s Luke Lang of Crowdcube, who is a partner of The Pitch and an investor himself, to tell you why you need to enter today!

The Pitch is a competition that cares about the startups involved. An amazing community has sprung up around the events over the last decade, with lots of founders sharing advice and speaking at events.

All the sessions in the programme were extremely useful. It’s a great opportunity to get inspired, learn from others and to share our experience.

– Oddbox co-founder Emilie Vanpoperinghe

The Pitch was a fantastic opportunity to network and learn. We found the workshops really helpful. We met Crowdcube there and went on to raise £250,000.

– Rockit co-founder Matt Dyson

“I’d never stood up in front of that large of an audience. It was a big crowd at The Pitch Final. But it really felt like The Pitch team were there to support us – at other startup competitions, you just feel like you’re being analysed all the time. That was quite unique.

– The Moment Device founder Lucy Jung

Who’s taken part in The Pitch in the past?

The Pitch brings together startups with amazing ideas who go on to become industry leaders.

We’re incredibly proud of everything our past Pitchers achieve – here are just a handful of the brilliant businesses who have taken part in the last few years.

  • 3D holographic business HYPERVSN has been backed by Mark Cuban and has over 100 employees
  • Food delivery service EatFirst now delivers nationwide and has raised over £6m in funding
  • Small Robot Company has raised £3.2m with The Pitch partner Crowdcube

Need help with your application?

Read our FAQ if you want help – we’ve tried to cover everything – or email Applications@ThePitch.uk.

Want to wax lyrical about your startup or send us a song recommendation? Try Chris@ThePitch.uk.