The Pitch Final 2019

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.

Headline partners

Microsoft Azure


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 to see if you qualify (it helps if you’ve completed your application to The Pitch first).


The Pitch - MOO

MOO is an online print and design company that is passionate about great design and the difference it can make to the world. They combine professional design with the accessibility and reach of the web.

MOO has offered startups that enter The Pitch 20% off their print orders. From business cards to customised notepads, their designs are incredible. You will receive the code in our thank you email as soon as you complete your application to The Pitch.

Enter The Pitch



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 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).


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

Runway East is a group of startup enthusiasts who take joy in providing office space, support and energy to fast-growing startup teams. They host over 1,200 members in four locations in London and Bristol, who have collectively raised over £250m in funding (and multiple eyebrows).

Their locations provide startup-tailored office space, free meeting rooms, internet, tea, coffee, printing and beer on a Friday, plus regular events to create connections that truly count for our members.

Looking for office space in London? Runway East’s offering Pitch applicants an exclusive price for their first six months at their Moorgate location. Apply to The Pitch and we’ll send you the details of how to take advantage of the offer in our follow-up email.

Runway Easy founder Natasha Guerra is 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 now if you want to win a money-can’t-buy package of mentoring and support.

Have your own startup? Join us on Thursday 21 November at The Pitch Finals to get inspired by other entrepreneurs and professionals!

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

Thanks to everyone who took part in The Pitch 2019 - we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

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