Music TechPitch 4.5

TechPitch 4.5 Music, Media & Entertainment is a platform to enable startups specifically within the music, media & entertainment-tech industry from all across Europe to showcase their business proposition to a relevant wider audience, including VCs, music industry professionals and experts, journalists, as well as other aspiring and successful music and tech entrepreneurs. This pitching event is a unique opportunity to build more awareness, receive productive feedback from an expert panel, and network with key music and tech industry players.

Next TechPitch 4.5 Music, Media & Entertainment:

19 September 2017, 18.30-22.00

LABS Triangle, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AB

The evening will feature a keynote presentation followed by eight music/media/entertainment 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 by 2Pears

19.05 - Introduction of the judging panel and fireside chat

Farhana Aboo, Marketing Manager, AEI Group
Anthony David King, Partner, Rare Seed Capital and BPI Innovation Hub
Tom Frederikse, Partner, Clintons
Paul Hood, Digital Development Director, Dennis Publishing
Kemal Mermutlu, Producer, BBC 1Xtra
Hannah Williamson, Investment Associate, Edge Investments
Chaired by Ashley Elsdon, PalmSounds       @PalmSounds

19.25 - 3 minute Pitches

Book A Budget Studio - an online instant booking system for various types of studios across the UK       @budgetmusicvids

Mixtape Madness - is a music discovery platform and app geared towards independent musical artists in the UK       @mixtapemadness

Sonarworks - a software solution to hardware audio problems making a premium sound experience accessible to all       @Sonar_Works

The Rattle - a technology-enabled co-working company for the music industry, curating early-stage music makers, technology makers, and business makers for talent and an 'entrepreneurial attitude'       @therattlespace

Tonik - a music hardware company that promises to revolutionise the way that people write, record and perform music       @toniksound

United Games - a media start-up focussed on user generated videogames journalism       @UnitedGames

VOCSTA Ltd - an online music talent competition that incorporates crowd equity investment, offering singers a stage where they can be discovered and funded       @VOCSTA

WARM (The World Airplay Radio Monitor) - is a service that helps everyone track and monitor any song, in real-time on radio stations around the world       @WorldAirplay

20.45 - Networking over drinks & pizza

22.00 - End of event

Tickets - 28 February 2017

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 25 August 2017.

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Apply to pitch at TechPitch 4.5 Music, Media & Entertainment:

DEADLINE to apply at the next event taking place on 19 September 2017 is 18 August 2017.

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 Music, Media & Entertainment is for you to download the application form and complete all questions on this form and submitting it by email to by 18 August 2017.

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_m4pt5.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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