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.

Next TechPitch 4.5 event:

29 April 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.

18.30 - Registration and networking

19.00 - Introduction, start of programme and keynote presentation

Keynote by Glenn Shoosmith, Founder of Bookingbug

19.20- Introduction of judging panel

Helene Alunni-Botteri, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Planning, Wells Fargo
William Chappel, Director, Barclays Venture Debt
Glenn Shoosmith, Founder, Bookingbug
Thilo Schneider, Partner, Pinsent Mason
Adizah Tejani, Head of Ecosystem Development, Level39

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

19.25 - 3 minute Pitches - a document editor for contracts helping law firms increase efficiency and quality when drafting contracts     @concis_ly

Dongu - a corporate wellness platform that helps employees commit to their health goal and empowers them to achieve it     @donguonline

Gada - an online crowd-sourced think tank that stimulates and incubates policy ideas coming from the general public     @MattiaFosci

InPlayer - an ecosystem of software products and services that helps owners of video and other digital content monetize outside advertising     @jclacoste

MrZen - a platform where travel businesses and customers can connect, discuss in real time and transact online     @mrzenlabs

Social Belly - a community marketplace that allows people to list, book and discover dinner parties across their local neighbourhood     @socialbelly

Trillion Plaform - a crowdfunding platform that raises money for environmental and social projects from everyday investors     @trillionfund

WiseCrowd - run, manage and analyse crowdfunding campaigns to help companies test demand for their consumer products and generate customer insights for product improvement    

20.45 - Networking drinks & pizza

22.00 - End of event

Tickets - 29 April 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 3 April 2015.

Event management for TechPitch 4.5 (29 April 2015) powered by Eventbrite
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...

Apply to pitch at TechPitch 4.5:

DEADLINE to apply to pitch for this event has now passed. You can instead apply for the next event taking place on 7 July 2015. The deadline to apply to this event will be 29 May 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 by 29 May 2015.

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


Terms & Conditions