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 800 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.

Eventbrite - TechPitch 4.5 (14 October 2015)

Next TechPitch 4.5 event:

14 October 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.

The winner of the Judges and the audience vote will get:
-a meeting with AngelsCube to discuss potential investment opportunities
-a free digital marketing workshop with Netleadz

18.30 - Registration and networking

19.00 - Introduction, start of programme and fireside chat

Fireside chat with the judging panel.
-Tom Jamison, Senior Manager Media, Technology & Creative Industries, Lloyds Bank
-Steve O'Hear, Tech Journalist & Writer, TechCrunch
-Justin Pritchard, Partner, EY
-Kirsty Styles, Editor, TechCity News
-Teddie Wardi, Vice President, Dawn Capital
The judging panel is chaired by Danvers Baillieu, COO, Privax

19.25 - 3 minute Pitches

BetWeight - an online fitness challenge platform, where users can take part in weight loss challenges, with a mix of cash rewards and charitable results       @betweight

CityFalcon - a platform that creates a level-playing field in financial news for ALL investors by sourcing and collating financial big data, and then using the power of social media and crowd curation, to provide a comprehensive and timely resource for investors       @cityfalconfolio

Filisia - a modular sensor-based, hardware device that operates with our own rehabilitation and training software and also connects with other accessibility and automation applications to holistically serve the needs of people with disabilities       @_filisia

ProdPad - product management software for teams that build digital products       @ProdPad

PublishDrive - a platform that helps small publishers and authors increase their ebook sales globally       @PublishDrive

Sportego - a global marketing and games developer focused on offering B2B and B2C products       @sportego_

Thrivo - a platform that enables individuals to message with psychologists for support on life goals and issues       @TommyNewmanCTO

Tria - a platform that enables arenas, festivals, ticket agents and stadiums to sell more tickets, faster       #Tria_io

20.45 - Networking drinks & pizza

22.00 - End of event

Tickets - 14 October 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 11 September 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... or email

Apply to pitch at TechPitch 4.5:

DEADLINE to apply at the next event taking place on 14 October 2015 has now passed. You are instead welcome to apply to the next TechPitch 4.5 taking place in February 2016/

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 4 September 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


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