Competition

Become a partner

The Pitch is a national business growth programme for ambitious entrepreneurs. We build founders’ confidence, develop their pitch and create connections to help their business grow.

Our partners are an integral part of that work – The Pitch is an opportunity for your brand to build relationships at scale.

Build relationships with ambitious entrepreneurs
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Programme applications

The Pitch competition

The competition kicks off in spring each year, with founders across the UK pitching to judges and investors in a bid to raise seed funding.

Applicants are shortlisted to progress onto six regional competitions in the autumn, the winners of which compete at the national final in London.

Partners are given the opportunity to reach target audiences and connect their brands with founders seeking tailored advice.

Partner advice

We get to know the challenges of each partner and create a tailored partnership that addresses your objectives. This includes email marketing campaigns and bespoke co-branded content such as video, articles, guides, webinars and social activity.

This ensures that support reaches the startups who need it the most.

Throughout the competition, partners get the chance to connect with and support the growth of the UK’s brightest small business owners by offering industry-specific advice, guidance and more.

In the past, partner support has ranged from finance and accountancy advice to technology offers and recruitment insights.

More opportunities

There is also potential to get involved in other competitions with The Pitch. This year, we’ve teamed up with Tide to bring a series of pop up events and the chance to win a £5,000 cash prize.

Case Study

How Sage worked with The Pitch to connect with side hustle founders

Interested in becoming a partner?

We’re currently talking to partners about our next programme. If you want to build relationships with ambitious entrepreneurs, get in touch by filling in the form below.

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