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Perfect your pitch and win that funding or new biz deal.



Wow, we reached our RSVP allocation within a few hours of announcing the meet up! We have held back some more RSVP's so please definitely join the waiting list and we'll do everything we can to free up some more space.

Thanks, Ian ******

The format is simple: Pitch up, present your funding or new business deck in 3 minutes and get feedback, ideas and advice from other start ups, biz dev people, entrepreneurs and the odd investor. We're hoping a couple of presentation experts will join in too. 

This is a good opportunity not only refine your pitching skills but also get your business in front of the start up community and benefit from their 'crowd-help'.

We aim to get through as many presentations as possible and the idea is that you'll come away with an improved deck and tips on how to present yourself.

6.30pm - 7.00pm Doors open and networking time 

7.00pm - 8.50pm Pitch your deck (10 slots available)

8.50pm - 9.00pm Vote for the best deck

9.00pm - Everyone down the pub for some notworking

If you don't have a deck to present but you still want to contribute please come along and share your input.

If you are presenting your deck for the first time ever, here's some quick tips:


PRACTICE: Practice your timings - you've only got 3 minutes and it goes incredibly quickly.

THE BASICS: Who you are, what problem you solve, the benefits you deliver, why your solution is best.


THE OPPORTUNITY: Market size and how your company will make money. Who are your customers and competitors.

WHAT YOU WANT: Funding amount/business mentors, what you'll be spending the money on.


WHAT YOU WANT: The next steps after the meeting.

Sounds like a lot in 3-minutes? That's why you need practice and maybe some help in rationalising or focusing your pitch! 

3 minutes is all you get at funding pitches. In a new business scenario you usually get more than 3 minutes but you still need to make sure you're getting the right information in front of your prospect. 

This is very much a community event so get involved.

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  • Deborah T.

    Would love to come to next one

    March 22, 2015

  • Sarvesh M

    Such a great event with some amazing products and services. Plus, the feedback from the judges and the audience both was very insightful. Sounds of a good community in the making.
    Cheers everybody for joining and contributing (and off course to Ian and Gabrielle for organising)
    Have a nice weekend!

    1 · March 15, 2015

  • Ian M.

    Thanks for the feedback Miftah. I think the Pitchers really like your product and we need to keep updated on your progress. If you want to present your next deck based on the feedback you received we are already doing that with one of the other presenters at the next event in around 6-8 weeks time. Would be great to see your progress.

    Best of luck Ian

    1 · March 13, 2015

    • Miftah

      Sounds great.It would be great to share the progress.I will let you know.

      March 13, 2015

  • ana

    Very insightful and managed with good dynamics with the audience

    3 · March 13, 2015

    • Ian M.

      Thanks for the feedback Ana. Hopefully we'll see you next time, in around 6-8 weeks.

      March 13, 2015

  • Miftah

    Awesome event.thank you everybody for great feedback.
    Check out our facebook page

    2 · March 13, 2015

  • Gabriele M.

    one of the best event i have attended recently, shame I could not stay for the pub drinks, looking forward for the next one.

    3 · March 13, 2015

  • Steve L.

    Thanks for organising a great evening. For anyone that didn't catch the url in the lower right corner to our pitch deck and want's to take a further look:

    2 · March 13, 2015

  • Chuong Van D.

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    2 · March 12, 2015

  • renata

    Hi, I can't get there tonight, sorry for the late notice, but hope someone on the list can take my spot . Hope it's a good night for all.

    March 12, 2015

  • Francisco M.

    Hi, I cant be there.. luck to all the participants.1

    March 12, 2015

  • Juan Carlos H.

    Hi everybody, i would like to pitch my startup DonCupones ( but perhaps its so late. I cannot speak english very well, maybe this could be a problem,what do you think?

    March 12, 2015

    • Gabrielle S.

      Hi Juan, thanks for getting in touch. We have reached the full capacity tonight but we'll definitely contact you for the next PitchUp! workshop. We look forward to seeing your pitch next time.

      1 · March 12, 2015

  • J. Pablo F.

    Are the 10 slots taken? I would like to pitch my startup Screensaver Ninja (

    March 11, 2015

    • Gabrielle S.

      Hi there, yes you can pitch tomorrow. We look forward to meeting you!

      March 11, 2015

    • J. Pablo F.

      Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend tonight. Maybe next time.

      March 12, 2015

  • Ioannis G.

    Unfortunately I cannot attend this time. Work issues...

    March 11, 2015

    • Gabrielle S.

      Thank you for informing us. Hopefully you can attend our future PitchUp! workshops. Regards.

      March 12, 2015

  • Jodie T.

    Unfortunately we can no longer attend as we will be flying to NYC - doh!

    We would have loved to share our advertising opportunity within our mobile magazine app called 'House Sitting World' ... maybe next time when we are back in London :)

    If anyone has a business/product or service that would benefit Travelers, Pet Lovers & Digital Nomads, please take a look at our Media Kit and perhaps we can partner up:

    Thanks and have a wonderful evening everyone!!

    1 · March 11, 2015

  • Sarvesh M

    Hi Gabrielle and Ian, just wondering if it seems now of possibilities of tickets being available to the people in waiting list?

    March 10, 2015

    • Gabrielle S.

      Hi Sarvesh, yes there's plenty of space left for the event. That's why we have removed the waiting list. Please let us know if you can definitely make it tomorrow. Thank you!

      March 11, 2015

    • Sarvesh M

      Yes I can Gabrielle. Thanks and excited to join tomorrow. Have a great day

      March 11, 2015

  • David

    Hi everyone, Before the night please try out as that is what I will be pitching. Basically making it ridiculously easy for you to curate the web. Would love any feedback, especially if you think the idea is bad! Thanks!

    2 · March 3, 2015

  • Glen C.

    Hi! Really looking forward to presenting to you my story so far...but ESPECIALLY looking forward to letting you know about how I am planning to get where I need to go next.

    2 · March 3, 2015

  • Manny G.

    Hey guys, I can'wait to meet you all.
    I'm in a food producing business, basically just starring up and will be needing as much help as possible.
    See you soon

    4 · February 4, 2015

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