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You think you can pitch?

  • Nov 29, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Dear Entrepreneurs,

Before we organise our Great Pitching Evening II we would like to give our start ups an opportunity to pitch for feedback. This would be a great practice and exercise prior to pitching for the investment.



You will be pitching to the panel of investors and Assistant Organizer Kim Dolman.

Members of panel will give their comments, ask questions and let you know how ready  you are for the investment, what you will need to focus on or if you have a scalable business.

There will be 10 chosen entrepreneurs who will present their businesses. Each pitch should be 3min long and we will allocate up to 5 min for feedback and questions.

We have 4 confirmed members of the panel and awaiting for two more before publishing the names.


6-6.30pm Welcome drink and networking

6.30 - 8.00pm Pitching

8.00 -9.00pm Networking

If you wish to participate please send your pitch deck to group email address [masked].

If there are any companies or individual who would like to sponsor the event please contact us at the same email address - [masked]

Members of judging panel are:


Ami Shpiro

Leading investor and founder of

Innovation Warehouse

Karen Thomas Bland

Angel Investor, NED, M&A Broker & Corporate Strategist

Nick Grewal

A venture partner at Ascent Venture Partners

Andrew Lockley

Angel Investor

Tim Grimes

Angel Investor, Director VCL Venture Connection

Paul Grant

Founder of The Funding Game

Kim Dolman

The Business InQbator &

LBA&E Assistant Organiser


We look forward to see some interesting, versatile businesses pitching on the night and our great members who are not representing in the audience.

See you then.



Our event sponsor is Innovation Warehouse providing us a great space and their hospitality.

Formed by a group of entrepreneurs in collaboration with the City of London Corporation, providing a community and runway for businesses to achieve sustainability and high growth.









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  • Karen T.

    It was a great evening - Thank you Duska Thank you Kim - fabulous hosts as always. Great pitches! Looking forward to the Christmas social. In the meantime have a lovely weekend. Very best, Karen

    2 · November 30, 2013

    • Duska

      Thank you Karen. It is always a great pleasure to see you at the our events. Look forward to have a good time at Christmas one.

      November 30, 2013

  • Duska

    Thank you everyone who came last night. a Big thank you to entrepreneurs who gave us great pitches and tasters of their products, our fantastic judges, everyone who helped with setup and clearing up at the end of the event and IW for sponsoring us with event space. We will have couple of social events in December and we'll be back with first workshop on 10th January14. We are wishing you all good rest and great Christmas holiday. Kindly Duska

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting and informative ,thank you.

    1 · November 30, 2013

    • Duska

      It was nice to meeting you and chatting with you Marina. It would be good to see you pitching your interesting start up in the future. Look forward to seeing you again. Kindly Duska

      November 30, 2013

  • Kim D.

    The pitchers exceeded expectations and the panel provided insightful and challenging, yet helpful questions.

    November 30, 2013

    • Duska

      Thank you Kim for hosting and helping at the event. It was nice and quality event with very good pitches and vibrant atmosphere at such a nice venue IW. Kindly Duska

      November 30, 2013

  • Paul S.

    Very useful and I have got a good inspiration to expose my new business.

    1 · November 30, 2013

    • Duska

      Thank you Paul. It was good meeting you again and your partners. We are looking forward to follow a progress of your new business. Wishing you great weekend. Kindly Duska

      November 30, 2013

  • Duska

    As usual we would be grateful if we can have your help if you are free and willing to participate. two people to help with setting up , one at the reception and one to help with food and drink setup. You will of course have a free ticket and refreshment. If you are interested please let us know on [masked]. Coming early and being a part of the team you will have a chance to explore Innovation Warehouse and meet the panellists. Many thanks.

    November 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I developed a great software of "data quality firewall" (in 5 years of hard work) and I'm looking for a business partner, but my english is not good for a pitch.

    November 12, 2013

    • Mustafa

      Hi Donatella is it possible I could meet you as well?

      November 19, 2013

    • Duska

      Yes, Mustafa :) because there is a great interest and to get to know members better Kim and I agreed to organise an open day once per month when members can come and talk to us about their start ups, plans and what assistance they would need to go step further. I will announce that day in event page. Is there any matter that you would like discuss in particular? You can always use our group email address to contact us at first instant. Hope this helps. We look forward to seeing you soon.Kindly

      1 · November 20, 2013

  • Karen T.

    Looking forward to this event. I combine consulting to large corporates with working with founders to develop their business. Expertise covers corporate strategy, finance raising, market and business development. I am interested in adoption of new technologies. I look forward to meeting everyone.

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Yetti

    Would love to attend but will be going to see the northern lights on that day. Will hopefully get another option to test my pitching skill. On another note i also wish to join the panel, as an investor, not sure who to contact or what the process is? can anyone help

    November 6, 2013

    • Duska

      Hi Ola, we will have more similar events in the future, so if you are missing only this one. To be in a panel you have to be an investors with proven record/portfolio of past investment or partner in investment company and similar.

      November 6, 2013

    • Duska

      Sorry, just clicked enter to quickly :) as an entrepreneur in the audience you are welcome to ask the questions, too should you have some. Any enquiry please contact me or Kim on our group email [masked]. Hope this answer was helpful and we shall see you at the next event. Enjoy the experience of Northern light, sounds magical. Kindly D.

      November 6, 2013

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