BizGive pitch at The Pitch 2018

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

You just missed out on The Pitch 2019, but we’ll be opening applications for The Pitch 2020 soon. Want to be the first to know? Join our email list and we’ll send you a message as soon as they are open.

Have you got an amazing product or game-changing business idea? We want to hear from you! The Pitch is a nationwide startup competition that aims to give you the advice, support and network you need to build your business.

How does The Pitch work?

We take 300 of the best Pitch applicants to day-long boot camps. At boot camp, you’ll learn key skills in business workshops and give a 90-second pitch of your business on stage. There’s also food, networking drinks and the chance to get one-on-one advice with experts. Win win.

The top startups will go through to The Pitch Final in Bristol, where they’ll pitch it out in front of an audience of journalists, investors and business leaders. Only one startup can be crowned champion…

What do I get?

Our winner gets a tonne of great PR, plus exclusive mentoring and support from industry-leading entrepreneurs through The Pitch network.

As a contestant, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other startups, build your network and develop your pitch.

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, and understand what you’re going through. We’re still finalising this year’s judging panel but stay tuned!

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

An amazing community has sprung up around The Pitch in the last decade. Many of the startups stay in our network and contribute as speakers and experts at future events.

“All the sessions in the programme were extremely useful. It’s a great opportunity to get inspired, to 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 Want to wax lyrical about your startup or send us a song recommendation? Try