TechPitch 4.5 is a platform for tech startups and entrepreneurs to show-case their business idea to a wider audience, including investors, journalists, potential partners and peers.

It takes the form of an evening pitch competition which brings together tech startups, investors, entrepreneurs, as well as business and technology experts, to see the latest tech business ideas receive productive feedback on their proposition and pitch from a panel of judges with mixed business, technology, marketing, investment and financial expertise. .

TechPitch 4.5 provides an opportunity for potential investors to observe and learn about the latest tech startups, as well as new technology business trends. Some of the startups presenting at TechPitch 4.5 will have profited from the 2Pears pitch-training workshops organised with the support from UK Trade & Investment, UKTI. .

For entrepreneurs and tech startups, TechPitch 4.5 has proven fertile ground for networking and making useful connections with potential investors, business experts and advisors, journalists, as well as peers, potential partners and users. .

TechPitch 4.5 and the pitch-training workshops, which to date have trained over 750 tech startups to pitch, are established and well-respected fixtures on the London tech startup scene. The winning companies most often go on to big and bright things, including funding, incubation, and successful growth, following the spotlight being shone on them at TechPitch 4.5 .

The inaugural TechPitch 4.5 event was held on 10 February, 2011, and ever since TechPitch 4.5 has been held every couple of months in London drawing a high-calibre crowd and generating a lot of interest.

Eventbrite - TechPitch 4.5 (7 July 2015)

Next TechPitch 4.5 event:

7 July 2015

The Auditorium, Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES   Map


The evening will feature a keynote presentation followed by eight tech startups will present their business ideas and revenue models during a three-minute pitch followed by a five minute Q&A by a panel of judges. A winner will be scored by the judges, and there will be a general vote to pick the audience favourite.

Pinsent Masons, as part of its Bootlaw initiative, is offering a consultation free of charge to each of the pitching startups to discuss their legal needs.

The winner of the Judges and the audience vote will get:
-a meeting with AngelsCube to discuss potential investment opportunities
-a free digital marketing workshop with Netleadz

18.30 - Registration and networking

19.00 - Introduction, start of programme and keynote presentation

Keynote speaker: Steve Tyler, Head of Solutions, Strategy & Planning, RNIB

What comes to mind when you think about how technology has affected our lives? Better, faster communication? Easy access to a wealth of information? Your favourite music at your fingertips?

And how would you answer that question if you had a disability? What has technology done for those who are, for example, partially sighted? And what more can be done? Did you know that designing and developing accessible digital services makes usability and user experience better for every one?

We are thrilled to announce that Steve Tyler, Head of Strategy, Solutions and Planning for RNIB will be the keynote speaker at TechPitch 4.5 on 7 July 2015. Steve has worked in the sight-loss sector for over twenty years and has been successful in leading the strategy for new services and products for blind and partially sighted people globally. He has been directly involved in the creation of many life-changing technology based products, including disabled access to mobile devices and TV.

Users across the disability spectrum are consumers of products and services. Steve's keynote speech will explore the crucial issue of integrating the disabled user experience when developing tech startups, as well as illustrate that designing and developing products for the disabled inclusively benefits the non-disabled as well.

19.20- Introduction of judging panel

Sophie Goossens, Auguste Debouzy
Rob Johnson, Mercia Fund
Paul Murphy, Founder editor, Financial Times Alphaville
Steve Tyler, RNIB
Rebecca Wellby, Vodafone Innovation

The judging panel is chaired by Danvers Baillieu, COO, Privax

19.25 - 3 minute Pitches

ArtHome.London - a subscription service that allows people to enjoy different art in their home every month       @ArtHomeLondon
Loyalzoo - a loyalty app for independent retailers and businesses that replaces traditional loyalty cards       @loyalzoo
Moteefe - a peer-to-peer clothing e-commerce platform that enables creative individuals to design their own everyday wear and market these       @moteefe
PensionMandate - an event-driven infobase for asset management firms that identifies, monitors, extracts and filters the relevant actionable data about the institutional investor activity using automation and big data tool       @pensionmandate
Snaptivity - a technology platform that accurately identifies individuals in the photos and notifies them about new photos taken       @Snaptivity
Snugs Earphones - custom fit earphones that never fall out, are really comfortable, shut noise out and deliver high sound quality       @Snugsearphones
Tailify - a marketplace that connect social media influencers, where can work together with brands in a very easy and smooth way       @tailify
Upgrade Digital - a B2B travel industry platform providing booking technology, data mining and audience segmentation that allows them to compete on a global scale.       @upgradedigi

20.45 - Networking drinks & pizza

22.00 - End of event



Tickets - 7 July 2015

A two-tiered pricing structure allows qualified (and cash-strapped) startups to attend techpitch 4.5 at a reduced rate. 2Pears reserve the right to approve ticket purchases and refuse entry if incorrect category is stated.

Early bird tickets are available until 5 June 2015.

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If you have questions about purchasing tickets/attending the event, please contact petra(at)2pears(dot)com.

We are running a series of pitch workshops so if you are in the process of applying or have already applied to pitch at TechPitch 4.5, why not sign up for one of the workshops? Click here for more information... or email roberta@2pears.com.

Apply to pitch at TechPitch 4.5:

DEADLINE to apply at the next event taking place on 14 October 2015 is 4 September 2015.

By getting up on stage and pitching your business idea and model, in this case to the panel of experts we have put together for TechPitch 4.5, you will gain exposure and interest from both potential users and potential funders, as well as from media in general. And you get to practise and receive immediate feedback on your pitch.

The pitch session is not about achieving funding immediately, but gaining interest, making connections, and hopefully starting relevant discussions, so if you like the idea of pitching you will be good!

Pitches at 2Pears events are free-of-charge for the pitching companies, which means that the person pitching receives a complimentary ticket for the event. All other company members and interested parties will be required to purchase tickets at best available rate, to attend the event.

What we need from you in order to confirm you are eligible to pitch and to make a fair selection of companies for TechPitch 4.5 is for you to download the application form and complete all questions on this form and submitting it by email to roberta@2pears.com by 4 September 2015.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

Please ensure that it is 1 page only and that it is in Word format, as nothing longer and no other format will be considered. Please also ensure that you save your application as COMPANYNAME_4pt5.docx where the name of your startup replaces 'COMPANYNAME'.

Q1: What is the market problem?
Q2: Your solution?
Q3: Your business model?
Q4: Your competitors?
Q5: Your team?
Q6: What you are looking for?
Q7: What would the upside for an investor investing in you be?


Remember: one page only, in Word...

Who to send it to?
Email your application to roberta@2pears.com

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

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