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 14 May 2014 at Pinsent Mason's Auditorium in London. The deadline to apply to pitch for this event is 18 April 2014.

Next TechPitch 4.5 event

14 May 2014

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.

18.30 - Registration and networking

19.00 - Introduction, start of programme

19.05 - Keynote presentation

19.15 - Introduction of judging panel

Sarah Turner, Turner Hopkins & AngelAcademe
Sam Newman, Hiscox
Thilo Schneider, Pinsent Masons
Tony Ryan, Pro-actions
Christopher Scollo, CTO & Angel Investor

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

19.20 - 3 minute Pitches

Apply to pitch - EXTENDED DEADLINE - apply by 18 April 2014. More details below. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

20.45 - Networking drinks & pizza

22.00 - End of event

Tickets - 14 May 2014

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 18 April 2014.

If 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:

EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE - submit your application by 18 April 2014

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 by 18 April 2014.

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


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