TechPitch 4.5 brings together tech startups, investors and entrepreneurs for an evening of business idea pitching by startups and productive feedback from experts. It is an evening pitch event to showcase the latest tech startups out there, some which have taken part in the 2Pears/UKTI pitch training workshops.
The inaugural TechPitch 4.5 event was held on 10 February 2011, followed by further techpitch 4.5 events held every 2-3 months in London. To view photos and coverage from past events, please click here.
The next techpitch 4.5 will be held on 20 May 2013 at Pinsent Mason's Auditorium in London. We are no longer accepting applications to pitch at this event.
Next TechPitch 4.5 event
20 May 2013The Auditorium, Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A Map
The evening will feature a keynote presentation followed by eight music-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.
18.30 - Registration and networking
19.00 - Introduction, start of programme
19.05 - Keynote presentationAlex Shebar, Yelp - head of communities - speaking about the connection between online technology and the offline community and how to use both to grow your business.
19.25 - Introduction of judging panel- Ran Carmon, Chelsea Corporate
- Thilo Schneider, Pinsent Masons
- Alex Shebar, Yelp
- Padideh Tosti, Mirus World
- Diane Henry Lepart, The Rare Fund
- Itxaso del Palacio, EC1 Capital
The judging panel is chaired by Danvers Baillieu, COO, Privax.
19.30 - 3 minute PitchesPitching companies:
Altonova - serious games for agile and top performance development.
Get Lunched - location based social networking platform bringing people together over lunch.
Ingenia - a software-as-a-service automated text classifier, powered by innovative, proprietary machine learning algorithms, and fully tailored to each client
InputDynamics - software that makes smartphones and tablets SMARTER by transforming the casework into an input surface
Nutrino - food recommendation platform that learns your eating habits and preferences and provide you with a personalized healthy meal plan for you and your family.
TSQER - a real-time code writing and execution platform for developers and those who need to work with code interactively
wegetquotes.com - online platform that allows a business to request multiple quotations on any product they need for their business.
Woowave - changes the way video is views and shared online.
20.45 - Networking drinks & pizza
22.00 - End of event
The Prizes:Our partner Bootlaw will be sponsoring the grand first prize of GBP 1,000 worth of free legal advice from the friendly lawyers at Pinsent Masons LLP, which will be awarded to the winner of the next TechPitch 4.5 event.
The winner will also get the opportunity to participate in an investment meeting arranged by EC1 Capital, the London based early stage, web technology focused venture capital company, in order to discuss potential investment opportunities.
Terms & Conditions
Tickets - 20 May 2013A 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 12 April 2013.
Networking event - Online Event Management with the ticketing solution from amiandoIf you have questions about purchasing tickets/attending the event, please contact petra(at)2pears(dot)com.
Apply to pitch at TechPitch 4.5:
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. We will open applications again in June 2013 for the next TechPitch 4.5
We are no longer accepting applications for the next TechPitch 4.5 on 20 May 2013. Deadline to apply to pitch was 12 April 2013. We are running a series of complimentary 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...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 12 April 2013 (WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS) by email to email@example.com.
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?
Remember: one page only, in Word...
Who to send it to?
Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM
Terms & Conditions