Over 500 startup founders from across the UK entered The Pitch 2023. We chose the top 60 to pitch at our regional semi-finals, where they had just 90 seconds to convince a panel of investors that their business deserved to make it to The Pitch Final.
Our finalists took to the stage for The Pitch Final on 19th October in London. Ideas ranged from an edtech platform that improves English teaching to cutting-edge electric motors that will electrify aviation.
Are you a startup founder looking for advice and tailored support for your business? The Pitch competition is closed for this year, but you can still book a free mentoring call with Vodafone V-Hub’s expert advisers.
Winner of The Pitch 2023
|EdenFiftyOne – Winner 👑||Watch video||65|
|Shroot – People’s Choice winner 👑||Watch video||61|
|Twinn Health||Watch video||64|
|Flux Aviation||Watch video||64|
|Three Robins||Watch video||60|
Thanks to our fantastic judging panel who decided this year’s winner:
👉 Sherry Coutu CBE, entrepreneur and angel investor
👉 Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go
👉 Kirsty Macdonald, Principal at JamJar Investments
👉 Gabbie Swycher, Investment Manager at Redrice Ventures
Watch The Pitch Final 2023 live stream:
Throughout September, we had our regional finals across the country. Here are all the details for each regional final:
Bristol regional final
On Tuesday 5th September, the most exciting startups in the South West gathered at Origin Workspace in Bristol to pitch to three top investors.
The judges were angel investors and entrepreneurs from the area:
|Good With||Watch video||48|
|Hello Stranger||Watch video||32|
|Human Beauty||Watch video||47|
|Shop with Swoop||Watch video||43|
|👑 Shroot||Watch video||50|
|YEET Aerospace||Watch video||43|
London regional final 1
Our London regional finals took place on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th September at Runway East Borough Market.
Judging the first London regional final were:
|Big Sister Swap||Watch video||39|
|CLIP Energy||Watch video||44|
|👑 Elifinty||Watch video||46|
|The Gut Feeling||Watch video||43|
|The WIP||Watch video||34|
London regional final 2
The judges for the second London regional final were:
Birmingham regional final
The Birmingham regional took place at The Jointworks on Tuesday 12th September. Judging the event was:
|10mg Pharma||Watch video||30|
|👑 Flux Aviation||Watch video||48|
|Meka Toys||Watch video||29|
|Rest Space||Watch video||38|
|Tweak Life||Watch video||34|
Manchester regional final
The Manchester regional final took place at UseSpace on Wednesday 13th September. The judges were:
|👑 EdenFiftyOne||Watch video||51|
|Health List||Watch video||41|
|Xana Medtec||Watch video||34|
Edinburgh regional final
The Edinburgh regional final took place on Thursday 14th September at The Melting Pot.
Judging the Edinburgh regional final were:
|👑 Fodilicious||Watch video||51|
|Sunsave Solutions||Watch video||45|
|👑 Three Robins||Watch video||50|
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