TechPitch 4.5 – New Year, new tech start-ups on stage
We at 2Pears are thrilled to announce the eight new tech start-ups selected to pitch at our first TechPitch 4.5 of 2017, as well as announce the stellar judging panel that will choose the evening’s winner.
What is TechPitch 4.5?
If you haven’t yet come across us, the purpose of TechPitch 4.5 is to provide UK and European tech startups with a platform to build awareness, gain investment and constructive feedback by presenting to and networking with investors, industry experts, potential clients and partners. We are now entering our sixth year.
How does it work?
Eight start-ups have been chosen to pitch from a pool of applicants. Each start-up will have three minutes to pitch their platform or technology and the business model that will underpin it. The judges will engage in a brief Q&A with each start-up. At the end, the judges and the audience each pick a winner, with the judges’ choice being awarded a growth clinic with Netleadz, the digital marketing agency, to help build an audience and develop visibility, awareness and reach, as well as a bottle of bubbly.
Additionally, 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 evening pitch competition takes place on Tuesday 31 January, with a 6.30pm kick-off at the Pinsent Masons’ HQ in London, 30 Crown Place, EC2A.
The pitching and judging will be followed by drinks, pizza, and networking.
Why should you come?
The TechPitch 4.5 series of pitching events are well established on the London tech scene. Attendees range from other start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors, angels and journalists. As a member of the audience you will see the start-up ecosystem in the UK in action and have the opportunity to network with the start-ups, judges, our partners, and other audience members in an informal setting.
The eight start-ups selected to pitch are:
Cirxle – a platform solving the problem of connecting people by giving them the ability to exchange contact details instantly
Flexciton – a platform that improves the efficiency of rotating equipment
LabCore/iShake – a mobile app platform for authentic and transparent ratings by shaking your smartphone
Makerble – a mobile app that works offline, enabling a charity’s staff to collect impact data wherever they are in the world, about any of the people and projects they work with
ReactAI – a complete robotic assembly solution on-demand
SoundVault – a global market place for music licensing
Wevolve – a solution for changing work behaviour delivered via mobile technology to all employees
Zap Waste – an on-demand waste collection service for households focusing on disposable nappies to divert them from landfill to recycling
Prior to the pitching, Ian Betteridge, the editorial director of Alphr.com, the newest launch from Dennis Publishing into the tech sector, will provide tips and insight into how tech startups and entrepreneurs should engage with journalists, and consider their PR strategy in order to get noticed.
The judging panel for the evening is:
Ian Betteridge, Editor, Alphr.com, Dennis Publishing
Anna Björnemark, Advisor to the Director for Sweden, Iceland and Estonia; Board of Directors, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Una Carney, Planning Director, Creative and Integrated Marketing, Viacom
Xaver Matt, Founder & CEO, Netleadz
The judging panel is chaired by Danvers Baillieu, COO of Cognitive Logic, a start-up building products for data scientists.
TechPitch 4.5’s supporting partners and sponsors include Bootlaw, Invesdor, Interchange, Netleadz, MediaTainment Finance.
Get your tickets here.
TechPitch 4.5, conceived, organised and executed by 2Pears, is hosted courtesy of Bootlaw and supported by Invesdor, the equity crowd-funding platform, and Netleadz, the digital marketing agency. TechPitch 4.5’s supporting partners and sponsors include Bootlaw, Invesdor, Interchange, Netleadz, MediaTainment Finance.