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The Pitch gives founders the tools they need to change the world. We can help you develop your pitch, build confidence and meet investors. Join The Pitch community to get:

  • Introductions to investors and mentors
  • The opportunity to pitch at regional and national demo days
  • Connections to other seed-stage founders
The Pitch 2023 is closed for applications. 
Join the community today to get free support and advice, and access to exclusive competitions. We’ll also let you know when The Pitch 2024 opens for applications.

How does The Pitch startup competition work?

Applicants from each city will be selected to give a 90-second pitch to investors at regional finals across the UK. All finalists are given the opportunity to work with a pitching coach to prepare.

The Pitch 2023’s regional finals will be held in London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and Edinburgh. All finalists will be given support with promotion and PR so you can shout about your journey with The Pitch, and why you deserve to win.

Our panel of judges will choose a winner. Plus there’s a People’s Choice vote so fans can get involved too!

After each regional, we share the judges’ feedback with detailed scoring to help startups improve their pitch. Scores will be added to our leaderboard, which will be seen by thousands of people, including investors, journalists and potential customers.

The top startups from the regional finals go on to compete in The Pitch Final.


“Being part of The Pitch was more than just a challenge, it allowed us to get clearer on our proposition to investors - 90 seconds isn't very long after all - and gave us a huge amount of confidence about our business. We're so grateful for the experience and the mentoring we've had since the event has been invaluable!”

Founder of Rowdy Kind, Kate Tilbury

Who is The Pitch for?

The Pitch is for founders, entrepreneurs and startups who’ve launched, proven their idea works and are seeking funding to take their business to the next stage.

We’re incredibly proud of everything our past Pitchers achieve. If you want to find out more about who has taken part in the past, have a look at our Alumni page.

"Being part of The Pitch 2022 was a valuable experience for both the business and me, personally. Although we made the final, I actually froze in the semifinal and forgot everything. I probably wouldn’t have been able to tell you the name of my business! The Pitch team and judges were supportive and, luckily, they asked good questions so I could get my business across."

Founder of Sukoon Care, Akhilesh Sivaraman
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