The Pitch startup competition

The Pitch: Win a money-can’t-buy package of mentoring and startup support

The Pitch celebrates startups with amazing stories. Founders with grit and vision solving problems consumers care about. We provide the stage for you to tell your story – have you got what it takes?

Enter The Pitch

The Pitch winner gets a money-can’t-buy package of mentoring and support. The top 300 founders go to free, day-long boot camps. You’ll work with a pitching coach, build your confidence and meet other entrepreneurs. Everyone who enters gets access to exclusive deals from our partners.

The application process takes about ten minutes to complete.

We’ve put together an amazing prize package. Whether you win The Pitch 2019, come to our boot camps or just complete an application, you can access deals and get support.

The Pitch judges are industry-leading entrepreneurs. You don’t just get to pitch to them, they’ve pledged time to mentor the winner

The top 300 startups go to free day-long boot camps. The nationwide programme helps build confidence and grow your network

Everyone that takes part gets access to exclusive deals, from cloud computing credits and reduced crowdfunding fees to 20% off MOO printing

The Pitch judges have extensive expertise in building companies and raising funding. They’re really frank about the challenges they’ve faced, have pledged to spend time mentoring the winner of The Pitch and are a lot of fun to work with.

Jim Cregan - Jimmys Iced Coffee

Jimmy’s Iced Coffee co-founder Jim Cregan

Natasha Guerra - Runway East

Runway East founder Natasha Guerra

Darren Westlake - Crowdcube

Crowdcube co-founder and CEO Darren Westlake

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What The Pitch community thinks

An amazing community has sprung up around The Pitch over the last decade.

Enter The Pitch - Emilie Vanpoperinghe

“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

Enter The Pitch - Louise Downing

“The opportunity to pitch alongside 49 other startups and receive authentic feedback throughout the boot camp was absolutely invaluable.”

BizGive co-founder Louise

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Need help with your application?

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