The Pitch 2019 partners

The Pitch’s partners

Our partners help make The Pitch happen. We work with organisations that share our values – people who get really excited about helping startups.

That means you can get discounts, free trials and more when you enter The Pitch. Whether it’s lower fees for fundraising on Crowdcube or thousands of pounds of Microsoft Azure cloud credits. Find out more about The Pitch partners below and enter The Pitch here.

Headline partners

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft

Microsoft Azure offers a flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform to startups. It provides the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications using your favourite tools and frameworks.

The Microsoft team is working with The Pitch to identify exciting, B2B startups. They’re offering £18,000 of free cloud credits, Office 365 Business Premium and Visual Studio licenses. All provided with support from Microsoft’s extensive partner ecosystem to help you optimise and deploy your product.

Email Microsoft@ThePitch.uk to see if you qualify (it helps if you’ve completed your application to The Pitch first).

Crowdcube

Crowdcube

Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube started with a mission to democratise investment. The team’s helped over 800 startups raise more than £625m, including Pitch alumni like Much Better Adventures and Rockit.

We’re really excited to have Crowdcube founder Darren Westlake as a judge too. The winner gets a money-can’t-buy mentoring package – including one-on-one time with Darren.

Startups that enter The Pitch benefit from lower Crowdcube success fees and dedicated account managers. The top 300 startups get hands-on help from Crowdcube’s team at the boot camps.

Interested in raising investment on Crowdcube? Email Crowdcube@ThePitch.uk and we can arrange a call with one of their fundraising managers (completing your application helps us learn about your business).

Crowdcube is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 650205).


Partners

Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is a network of small businesses and business advisers that has helped thousands of people achieve their goals. Whether you’re starting or growing a business, they have the resources, expertise, and connections to help you get it right.

Get a month’s free business support and access everything you need to start and grow a business under one roof. Claim your free month’s trial here.

Runway East

Co-working space Runway East was founded on the idea that whenever startup founders are together, energy, ideas and friendship follow.

Founder Natasha Guerra’s startup-friendly ethos has helped the business grow to four locations, hosting over 1,200 people. Natasha’s a judge of The Pitch 2019 and the team are hosting our events in London. She’s pledged time to help the winner of The Pitch, so don’t forget to enter if you want to win a money-can’t-buy package of mentoring and support.

SeedLegals

Anthony Rose started SeedLegals because he was fed up with the amount of money paid to lawyers for funding rounds. The platform provides everything you need to complete an investment round, including term sheets and share certificates. It helps entrepreneurs get advance assurance from HMRC for Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme too.

Apply to The Pitch to get their £19-per-month base plan free for three months. Use the code THEPITCH on their website or email SeedLegals@ThePitch.uk for an introduction to take advantage of the offer.


Everyone who enters The Pitch gets access to our exclusive deals. The top 300 go to free boot camps and the finalists get a money-can’t-buy package of mentoring and support.

Find out more

Interested in supporting The Pitch? We work with early-stage startups that show incredible promise. Get in touch with the team via our company Contact page to find out more about the opportunities to work with us.

Have a question about entering The Pitch? Read our FAQ – we’ve tried to cover everything! – or email Applications@ThePitch.uk.

Want to enter The Pitch 2019?

The Pitch winner receives a money-can't-buy mentoring package. The top 300 go to free boot camps to network, learn and develop their pitches.

The application process takes about ten minutes. Find out more and apply now!