Music TechPitch 4.5: “The UK tech scene must continue to innovate”
Brexit has created uncertainty, but we know one thing for sure: the UK tech scene must continue to innovate and disrupt.
Music TechPitch 4.5 – part of the TechPitch 4.5 series of pitching events for UK tech start-ups – will take place next Wednesday, 6 July 2016 with a 6.30pm kick-off at Runway East, Lower Ground, 10 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AF.
It will mark our first event since the results of the EU referendum. Our expert panel of judges will kick-off the evening with a panel discussion of the impact of Britain’s impending EU exit on the music-tech innovation and investment climate.
And then, it’s business as usual: eight selected music-tech startups will pitch their business idea and revenue model in three minutes each to the expert panel of judges, who will then discuss the viability, growth potential, and revenue model of each business idea, and provide constructive feedback on the business model and the pitch. An audience vote will accompany the judges’ vote to select the winners, followed by networking and pizza.
We all know that we are in a period of uncertainty and a reduced investment climate. But perhaps this is also an opportunity for the UK to shine. A good idea is a good idea, no matter when or where it is conceived. After five years of TechPitch 4.5, we at 2Pears know what makes a good pitch and what kind of business ideas gain traction and we will continue to provide the platform for start-ups to present, nurture and get feedback on their ideas, as well as provide networking and learning opportunities to enable their growth.
The pitching startups are:
Air Craft – designs next generation musical instruments which utilise motion sensors in mobile devices @AirCraftHQ
Blitzr API – a platform specialising in processing, enrichment and harmonization of music metadata @blitzrdotcom
Concert Flow – a platform that matches concert listings to video footage of the artist playing live @concertflow
Decave – a service where musicians from different genres get matched up, and after a day in the studio, play and jam together, in front of a crowd @decavelive
Ingenious Audio – a new way to stream audio over WiFi called Fi-Live and a hardware device to make existing wired products wireless @jackwifiguitar
JuiceVCR – an alternative promotional platform for independent artists to reach new audiences @juicevcr
Snaptivity – a platform that drives fan engagement at the stadium and enhances fan experience @Snaptivity
Trackd – the world’s first 8 Track ideas studio in your pocket @trackdmusic
Music TechPitch 4.5 is proud to host a distinguished panel of experienced judges, chaired by Ashley Elsdon, founder of PalmSounds.
The judges include:
Harry Botterill, Head of Technology Acquisition and Open Innovation, Hasbro @hasbro
Roland Harwood, formerly artist and producer, now co-founder and MD of 100%Open @rolandharwood
Emma Obanye, Co-founder, BuddyBounce @eobanye
Tom Frederikse, Solicitor, Digital Media & Interactive Content, Clintons
Xaver Matt, Angel Investor, Founder & CEO, Netleadz @netleadz
The DIG Index
Further information about the pitching companies can be found on the DIG Index, which tracks the success of music-tech startups and entrepreneurs as they raise funds, grow and prosper, and eventually exit.
The DIG Index is open to any music-tech company to register and provide information about its business proposition and revenue model, funding, geographic location, and founders.
Visit the DIG Index here.
Music TechPitch 4.5 is held in partnership with Clintons, the law firm, and Invesdor, the equity crowd-funding platform, in addition to the support from media partners CMU, MediaTainment Finance, TechMutiny, and Rockol.
Music TechPitch 4.5 will take place on 6 July 2016 at Runway East, Lower Ground, 10 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AF. Drinks begin at 6.30; the panel discussion at 7.00. Book your tickets on our website.