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:

28 February 2017, 18.30-22.00

The Atrium @ Interchange, 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 - Keynote presentation

Prior to the pitching, Mike Hayes, Investment Director Digital and Digital Entertainment at Mercia Technologies Fund,, one of the leading investment businesses in UK technology, will provide a short keynote about what he is looking for in digital entertainment startups and what he wants to know about a business when considering investment.

19.25 - Introduction of the judging panel

Guy Armitage, CEO, Zealous
Tom Frederikse, Partner, Clintons
Mike Hayes, Head of Digital and Digital Entertainment, Mercia Technologies Fund
Victoria Robinson, Head of Events, Interchange
Iain Tweedale, Tramshed Tech Cardiff

Chaired by Ashley Elsdon, PalmSounds       @PalmSounds

19.25 - 3 minute Pitches

Banders - a marketplace for bands and fans that fosters creative and monetary value through co-creating projects   @bandersbanding
Entertainment Intelligence - an independent solution with experience in playlist, streaming, retail, social & video data management   @Ent_Intell
Festyvent - a platform that enables promoters and touring artists to better engage and monetize their audiences before, during and after events   @festyvent
FrontRow - provides fintech based administrative solutions for musicians, allowing them to showcase their music, send invoice/contracts, and manage payments easily   @frontrowglobal
REVL LTD - is an app to help users find out about events they are interested in   @revl_world
Stagelink - a crowdsourcing platform for live events including research, promotion and ticketing   @StagelinkTweet
Trackhunter Ltd - a multi-platform tool to help DJs discover digital music   @trackhunterapp
Zonga Music S.A. - a state-of-the art music streaming platform   @ZongaRo

20.45 - Networking over drinks & finger food

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 27 January 2017.

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Apply to pitch at Music TechPitch 4.5:

DEADLINE to apply at the next event taking place on 28 February 2017 is 27 January 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 27 January 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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