The Pitch provides a stage for startups to tell the public and investors about what they do. We help founders create a kick-ass pitch and give them the platform to use it.
Enter The Pitch to win:
- A chance to pitch to seed investors
- Mentoring from industry-leading entrepreneurs
- Coaching and community building
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?
The top 50 startups get to work with our pitching coaches for free. Founders then compete in a live event, giving a 90-second pitch to investors. There’s a people’s vote too, so fans can get involved.
After the session, 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 compete for a money-can’t-buy package of mentoring and support at The Pitch Final in November.
- Work with a pitching coach
- Pitch to investors in front of a live audience
- Get detailed feedback on your pitch
- Profile and video on The Pitch leaderboard
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 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?
Want to wax lyrical about your startup or send us a song recommendation? Try Chris@ThePitch.uk.