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:

5 February 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 speaker: Michael Mainelli, Alderman of City of London
Our keynote speaker at TechPitch 4.5 in February is Michael Mainelli, Alderman for Broad Street Ward in the City of London, as well as Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of World Traders, amongst a whole host of other impressive credentials. Michael will tell us about the different initiatives and opportunities developed by the City of London available to tech startups to take advantage of, as well as explain some of the colourful dress traditions for Aldermen.

19.20- Introduction of judging panel

David Evans, Director, Innovation Corporate Solutions, Prudential
Michael Mainelli, Alderman of City of London
Anette Anthony, Angel Investor
Andy Hood, Head of Emerging Technologies, AKQA

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

19.25 - 3 minute Pitches

3DPrinteo - a SaaS sales automation solution for 3D printing services     @3DPrinteo
Airspace - a proximity marketing network for retailers, leisure venues, sports stadia and advertisers to engage consumers in and near store     @airspacenetwork
AutoGuru - an auto service aggregator platform with the ability to offer instant, multiple quotes and the ability to compare quotes based on price, proximity, garage rating, scheduling and special offers     #AutoGuru
Memrica - a smartphone and tablet memory aid which uses image and facial recognition to connect the information people need to remember to the people and things around them     @memrica
MyHelpster - an online service platform helping freelancers and homeworker with their annoying daily tasks     @myhelpster
RazorSecure - a server monitoring product designed to detect if your server has been hacked     @razorsecure
Rentez-Vous - a P2P and Designers fashion rental marketplace that allows women to never wear the same thing twice while monetizing their closets     @RentezVous
Style Compare - a fashion discovery website which makes it easier to find fashion online     @stylecompare

20.45 - Networking drinks & pizza

22.00 - End of event

Tickets - 5 February 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 9 January 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...

Apply to pitch at TechPitch 4.5:

DEADLINE to apply to pitch is 9 January 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 9 January 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?

Remember: one page only, in Word...

Who to send it to?
Email your application to


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