BizGive at the pitching competition final.

The Pitch: We’re looking for Britain’s best startups

The Pitch is a national pitching competition that helps startups create a kick-ass pitch and gives 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 around 10 minutes to complete.

What do I get from entering the competition?

  1. The Pitch winner gets an exclusive mentoring package with industry-leading entrepreneurs and PR
  2. Finalists compete with the best startups in the country, meet investors and get a prize package from our partners
  3. 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

Everyone that enters the pitching competition gets access to exclusive offers from our partners.

How does The Pitch work?

The top 250 applicants go to free, day-long boot camps. You’ll get to work with a pitching coach, pitch your business and build your network in the local area.

The top ten pitchers go to The Pitch Final in November where they pitch it out in front of an audience of journalists, investors and business leaders.

How much does it cost?

Thanks to our incredible partners, The Pitch is completely free!

Who’s judging this year?

The Pitch judges have extensive expertise in building and growing companies.

Luke Lang, Crowdcube co-founder

Crowdcube co-founder Luke Lang

Heather Frankham - Origin

Origin founder and investor Heather Frankham

Jenny Tooth - UK Business Angels

UK Business Angels CEO Jenny Tooth

What The Pitch community thinks

The Pitch is a pitching 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

Need help with your application?

Read our FAQ if you want help – we’ve tried to cover everything – or email

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