Edinburgh’s top startups to pitch live to investors

Businesses pitch live at The Pitch

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EDINBURGH’s most innovative startups have been selected to pitch live to a panel of investors and audience members as part of the UK’s largest pitching competition.

The Pitch is an annual competition that gives startups the support they need to create an attention-grabbing pitch and get investment. This is the first time The Pitch has brought its regional finals to Edinburgh.

Finalists from the 2021 competition have already raised more than £1.3 million through connections made at The Pitch, which is supported by its partners Sage, Crowdcube, Haines Watts, Agora Talent, AVAMAE and Fiverr.

Following more than 500 competition entries The Pitch is travelling across the UK to hear 60 startups pitch in regional final events in Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Edinburgh.

The Edinburgh regional final will take place On Thursday 6 October at Dovecot Studios. Finalists will pitch their business in 90 seconds, followed by a live Q&A with our panel of investor judges, including Lucy-Rose from Entrepreneurial Spark, Mint Ventures’Jane Stewart and Alastair Moore from Par Equity.

Judges score the pitches based on set criteria including their pitch, their passion, the idea, and how much traction they can show for their business. 

The winner will pitch alongside the best startups from across the UK at The Pitch Final 2022 at Google’s HQ in London on 27 October and could win a £5,000 grant for their business.

Finalists competing in the 2022 Edinburgh regional final include:

Mohsin from ió fibrewater
David from Ocean Biofuels Ltd
Stephanie from Farming Carbon
Karen from Three Robins
Nadimul from SequetricS Limited
Tim from nuUnlimited
Jacqueline from nookary

Chris Goodfellow, Founder and CEO of Inkwell who run The Pitch, says:

“Manchester is an inspiring city for startups – two of the best pitches from last year’s final came from the city. The support we’ve had from the local scene has also been incredible, this is the third year the team at Huckletree has partnered with us. We can’t wait to hear from this year’s cohort. With everything from betting apps to renewable energy, it’s definitely our most competitive year yet.”

Edinburgh judge Jane Stewart, Angel investor at Mint, says:

“The Pitch is a fantastic initiative with a programme of support to help startups achieve their growth aspirations. I’m delighted to support the Edinburgh regional final and look forward to hearing from some amazing early stage businesses with passion, clear purpose and value proposition and a succinct and memorable pitch.  Congratulations to all the finalists.”

Edinburgh finalist Tim Sandford, Chief Executive Officer of nuUnlimited, says:

“As a young business championing new farm-to-fork focused food and restaurant technologies, entering a busy market means our pitch and our proposition have to be razor sharp. 

“Entering The Pitch competition has been an essential step in refining and honing our pitch and proposition to cut through the noise, so we’re delighted to have earned a place in the Edinburgh regional final.”

To attend the Edinburgh regional final sign up on Eventbrite here.

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