The Pitch 2019 applications are open!

Sound the klaxon… We’re now taking applications for The Pitch 2019!

At The Pitch, we celebrate startups with amazing stories. We aim to educate and enable you to take your business to the next level, whether you’re looking to build confidence or learn from industry leaders.

What to expect from The Pitch

Once the application process is closed, we pick our top 300 businesses to go to free, day-long boot camps. You’ll work with a coach to perfect your pitch, attend finance, sales and marketing workshops, and eventually give a two-minute pitch to your peers. It’s a relaxed, informal day where you’ll learn new skills and meet other founders who are in exactly the same boat as you.

The top 15 startups go through to our grand final in London, where you’ll give your pitch to a live audience of startups and industry experts. A money-can’t-buy package of mentoring and support is up for grabs for the winner, and you’ll enjoy a night of pizza, drinks and merriment afterwards.

Our past winners

The Pitch attracts an incredible mix of startups each year, spanning cities, stages and sectors. We’ve had language apps and roboteers, bakers and chilli paste creators. Startups who inspire us to eat more wonky veg and drink more rum. Entrepreneurs revolutionising how we approach advertising, rental agents and underwear. Whatever your business, there’s something for you at The Pitch.

Take a look at some of past Pitch champions:

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Kat Haylock
Kat is the lead writer at Inkwell, the company behind The Pitch. She’s worked with small businesses for the last six years, championing Britain’s startup scene and anyone who has snacks.

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