TechPitch 4.5: Be seen, be heard, and connect
With the post-Brexit summer now over and the Article 50 waiting game in full swing, start-ups might be wondering if now is the right time to put their business plan forward and seek investment.
The answer is a resounding yes. Despite Brexit, London startups raised more funding than any other European city this year, far outstripping Germany and France.
“Anyone placing their faith in the UK startup scene is betting on a winner,” wrote Elite Business Magazine last week.
Startup-focused investment companies have received funding as well, with startup germinator Entrepreneur First receiving over £40 million for its “Next Stage Fund”. Co-founder Max Clifford closed three seed rounds in the week after Brexit alone.
And better yet, London is still seen by many as a Silicon Valley rival for talent and resources, with Index Ventures postulating that London will retain its role as a key tech hub in Europe.
Now is the time to network and hone your business plan
TechPitch 4.5, the pitch competition for tech startups, entrepreneurs, and investors created by 2Pears, continues this autumn in London, providing a platform for innovative and disruptive entrepreneurs on the tech scene to be seen, heard and connect with potential investors, partners, advisors and users.
What is TechPitch 4.5?
TechPitch 4.5 provides UK and European tech startups with a platform to raise awareness, gain investment, and receive constructive feedback by presenting to and networking with industry experts, potential investors, clients and partners. Selected start-ups are given three minutes to pitch their business proposition to our curated judging panel of experts, as well as to an audience of peers. While the winner receives a bottle of champagne, and a growth clinic with digital marketing agency Netleadz, all participants partake in the networking portion that follows, where many lasting business and personal relationships have formed over the six years TechPitch 4.5 has been running.
What is the experience like?
To give you a flavour of the atmosphere of TechPitch 4.5, we have highlight videos from many of our pitching events. Here is one from our last Fashion & Luxe TechPitch 4.5, and more videos can be here.
What’s your vertical?
Every quarter we run TechPitch 4.5, which is open to all tech start-ups. But our list of vertical events continues to grow – off the back of the success of TechPitch 4.5: Music, last year we added TechPitch 4.5: Sport & Health and TechPitch 4.5: Fashion, Luxe & Retail.
We’ll soon be expanding into play, games, entertainment, and media – watch this space!
Stay tuned for our next TechPitch 4.5 vertical date to be announced. In the meantime, come along to TechPitch 4.5 on 4 October 2016 and see what we’re all about. If you’re a sport startup, there is still time to apply to pitch at TechPitch 4.5: Sport on 18 October 2016. Join our email list to get updates and invites to all our events. We hope to see you soon!