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The Pitch 2023 Leaderboard

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.

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Winner of The Pitch 2023

CompanyPitch videoScore
EdenFiftyOne – Winner πŸ‘‘Watch video65
Shroot – People’s Choice winner πŸ‘‘Watch video61
ElifintyWatch video58
Twinn HealthWatch video64
Flux AviationWatch video64
FodiliciousWatch video59
Three RobinsWatch video60
KEVRIWatch video59

Thanks to our fantastic judging panel who decided this year’s winner:

πŸ‘‰ Sherry Coutu CBE, entrepreneur and angel investor
πŸ‘‰ Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go
πŸ‘‰ Kirsty Macdonald, Principal at JamJar Investments
πŸ‘‰ 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:

πŸ‘‰ Sam Simpson, CEO at FounderCatalyst
πŸ‘‰ Amy Newton, founder of Newton’s Theory and co-founder of Inclusive Angels
πŸ‘‰ Adam Watts, Mercia Asset Management

CompanyPitch videoScore
Discovry Watch video38
Good WithWatch video48
Hello StrangerWatch video32
Human BeautyWatch video47
KEVRIWatch video47
PANDEKWatch video27
Shop with SwoopWatch video43
πŸ‘‘ ShrootWatch video50
YEET AerospaceWatch video43

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:

πŸ‘‰ Ritam Gandhi, founder of Studio Graphene
πŸ‘‰ Eva Tarasova from Wharton Asset Management
πŸ‘‰ Mike Martin, Director of Investment at True Global

CompanyPitch videoScore
ArcXWatch video44
Big Sister SwapWatch video39
BondGeekWatch video43
CLIP EnergyWatch video44
πŸ‘‘ ElifintyWatch video46
The Gut FeelingWatch video43
MyArcWatch video44
The WIPWatch video34
YendyWatch video43

London regional final 2

The judges for the second London regional final were:

πŸ‘‰ Margaret Anne Coyle, co-founder and CEO of Hotbed
πŸ‘‰ Tania Rahman, Investment Manager at Praetura
πŸ‘‰ Anthony Rose, founder of SeedLegals

CompanyPitch videoScore
Electric SheepWatch video40
FluffyWatch video44
GrazerWatch video37
HoopsyWatch video39
HyperTribeWatch video43
KiDSiEWatch video43
Kind2Watch video38
KitUp AdventuresWatch video40
MiiCareWatch video47
πŸ‘‘ Twinn HealthWatch video53

Birmingham regional final

The Birmingham regional took place at The Jointworks on Tuesday 12th September. Judging the event was:

πŸ‘‰ Craig McVoy, founder of Turnkey
πŸ‘‰ Colin Weston, General Partner at NewFin Capital
πŸ‘‰ Tom Field, Business Development Team Leader at Seedrs

CompanyPitch videoScore
10mg PharmaWatch video30
Earth’dWatch video45
TheFitnessPortalWatch video33
πŸ‘‘ Flux AviationWatch video48
Meka ToysWatch video29
MEXI-KITWatch video35
Rest SpaceWatch video38
Tweak LifeWatch video34

Manchester regional final

The Manchester regional final took place at UseSpace on Wednesday 13th September. The judges were:

πŸ‘‰ Jessica Jackson, Investment Manager at Praetura Ventures
πŸ‘‰ Kiran Mehta, Investment Manager at Mercia Asset Management
πŸ‘‰ Oli Connolly, Investment Director at Fearless Adventures

CompanyPitch videoScore
BeGreatFitnessWatch video43
BodiiWatch video42
πŸ‘‘ EdenFiftyOneWatch video51
FassionWatch video42
GigMateWatch video40
Health ListWatch video41
mindcubesWatch video37
SamdaiWatch video36
ValArtWatch video36
Xana MedtecWatch video34

Edinburgh regional final

The Edinburgh regional final took place on Thursday 14th September at The Melting Pot.

Judging the Edinburgh regional final were:

πŸ‘‰ Mary Jane Brouwers, Associate at Mint Ventures
πŸ‘‰ Barry McCulloch, Senior Manager Scotland at British Business Bank
πŸ‘‰ David Saunders, Ecosystem Manager at Barclays Eagle Labs

CompanyPitch videoScore
AnsearchWatch video37
πŸ‘‘ FodiliciousWatch video51
Lokali.ShopWatch video36
MagPyeWatch video48
SleeplWatch video43
Sunsave SolutionsWatch video45
πŸ‘‘ Three RobinsWatch video50

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