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 complimentary pitch training workshops we organise with support from UK Trade & Investment.
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 11 February 2014 at Pinsent Mason's Auditorium in London. The deadline to apply to pitch for this event has now passed. The following TechPitch 4.5 will be held in May 2014 and the deadline to apply to pitch at this will be 4 April 2014.
Next TechPitch 4.5 event
11 February 2014The Auditorium, Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 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.
18.30 - Registration and networking
19.00 - Introduction, start of programme
19.05 - Keynote presentationBarry Shrier, CEO, LIQUITY and Angel Investor
Barry Shrier, both entrepreneur and angel investor, will explain how his newly-launched venture LIQUITY, the marketplace for unquoted UK company equity, is useful for entrepreneurs and investors, and how he came to build it.
19.25 - Introduction of judging panel- Zoe Cunningham, MD of Softwire Technology, TV/Radio presenter, founder of TechTalkfest
- Nick Farnhill, POKE Founder & Partner. Co-chair of Internet Week Europe & The Lovie Awards
- Paul Hood, Digital Director, Archant and London24
- Nyall Jacobs, Finance Director in Tech and Angel Investor
- Barry Shrier, CEO, LIQUITY and Angel Investor
The judging panel is chaired by Danvers Baillieu, COO, Privax
19.30 - 3 minute PitchesA Door for - platform that makes finding and using space simple @adoorfor
Makerble - a charity discovery tool that connects people to charitable projects they can trust @Makerble
Planned Departure - online vault of digital assets that help people in managing digital estate and digital afterlife @plannedeparture
QuickVox - global opinion and discussion network revolutionising conversation by structuring and stimulating debate and discussion in real-time @quickvox
Safevox - end-to-end secure mobile voice and messaging service @safevox
Smarterkey - smarter remote property management @Smarterkey
Sport One-to-One - delivers individually tailored golf tuition from a PGA professional directly to a golfer's smart phone @golf_121
TransferGo - enables faster, cheaper and more convenient international money transfers @TransferGo
20.45 - Networking drinks & pizza
22.00 - End of event
The Prize:The winner will 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 - 11 February 2014A 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 10 January 2014.
Networking event - Online Event Management with the ticketing solution amiandoIf you have questions about purchasing tickets/attending the event, please contact petra(at)2pears(dot)com.
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...
Apply to pitch at TechPitch 4.5:
The deadline to apply to the next TechPitch 4.5 have now passed. You can apply to pitch at the following TechPitch 4.5 which will take place in May 2014 by submitting your application by 4 April 2014By 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 email@example.com by 4 April 2014.
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