The Pitch provides a stage for startups to tell the public, potential partners and investors about what they do. We help entrepreneurs create a kick-ass pitch and give them the platform to use it.
Have you got an amazing product or game-changing business idea? We want to hear from you!
The application process takes an average of 11 minutes.
What do I get from entering the competition?
We know business is tougher than ever right now. We also know that amazing, world-changing businesses will be built during the crisis.
So, we’ve lined up some friends to help. During May you can book free one-on-one sessions with our partners on everything from accounting and investment to marketing.
- The Pitch winner gets an exclusive mentoring package with industry-leading entrepreneurs and PR
- Finalists compete with the best startups in the country, meet investors and get a prize package from our partners
- As a contestant, you have the opportunity to build your network, work with a pitching coach and get a video and personal feedback of your pitch
How does The Pitch work?
We’re looking for the best startups in the UK. The top 250 applicants go to free, day-long boot camps across the country. You’ll get to work with a pitching coach, pitch in front of investors and build your network.
The top 10 go to The Pitch Final in November to pitch in front of an audience of journalists, investors and business leaders.
Thanks to our incredible partners, The Pitch is completely free!
Will The Pitch be affected by coronavirus?
While it’s hard to predict what will happen in the next few months, we’re optimistic the events will still go ahead as planned.
The Pitch boot camps are scheduled to run in September and The Pitch Final in November. If lockdown measures are still in place, the sessions will run virtually.
Who’s judging this year?
The Pitch judges have extensive expertise in building and growing companies.
Crowdcube co-founder Luke Lang
UK Business Angels CEO Jenny Tooth
Moneypenny founder and investor Ed Reeves
Origin founder and investor Heather Frankham
What The Pitch community thinks
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
“The opportunity to pitch alongside 49 other startups and receive authentic feedback throughout the boot camp was absolutely invaluable.”– BizGive co-founder Louise Downing
Who’s taken part in The Pitch in the past?
The Pitch brings together startups with fresh, exciting 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 raised £1.2m, after reaching their £500,000 goal within minutes of the campaign’s launch
Need help with your application?
Want to wax lyrical about your startup or send us a song recommendation? Try Chris@ThePitch.uk.