Have you got an amazing product or game-changing business idea? We want to hear from you! The Pitch is a competition that aims to give you the advice, support and inspiration you need to build your business.
How does The Pitch work?
We choose 300 startups to take to our business boot camps, where you’ll learn key startup skills and have the chance to perfect your pitch. The top 15 will go on to pitch it out in front of an audience of entrepreneurs, journalists and investors in a live London finale.
What do I get?
Our winner gets exclusive mentoring and support from industry-leading names like Crowdcube’s Darren Westlake and Jimmy’s Iced Coffee’s Jim Cregan.
As a contestant, you’ll have the opportunity to meet investors through The Pitch network, develop your pitch and build your confidence. Everyone that enters gets access to exclusive deals from Microsoft cloud computing credits and reduced crowdfunding fees to 20% off MOO printing.
When do applications close?
Applications close on 31 July – we have less than 30 days to find the best 300 startups in the country. We’ll be in touch to let you know what happens next in mid-August.
How much does it cost?
Thanks to our incredible partners, The Pitch is completely free!
Who’s judging this year?
We’ve got a brilliant lineup on our 2019 judging panel. The Pitch judges have extensive expertise in building and growing companies and understand what you’re going through. They’re really frank about the challenges they’ve faced and have pledged to spend time mentoring The Pitch winner.
Jimmy’s Iced Coffee co-founder Jim Cregan
Runway East founder Natasha Guerra
Crowdcube co-founder and CEO Darren Westlake
Oddbox co-founder Emilie Vanpoperinghe
Grind founder and CEO David Abrahamovitch
What The Pitch community thinks
An amazing community has sprung up around The Pitch over the last decade.
“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. We will benefit from the mentoring package we’ve won.”
Oddbox co-founder Emilie
“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
“The opportunity to pitch alongside 49 other startups and receive authentic feedback throughout the boot camp was absolutely invaluable.”
BizGive co-founder Louise