The TechCrunch Europe Summer Pitch Battle is going down on the evening of 14th July in London, and we’re rooting for you. Yes, you. The event is open to anyone, and the first round entails a 60 second zero-Powerpoint pitch about your project or startup. From there, 7 or so pitchees will be selected to elaborate with a 3 minute slides-backed presentation, and one winner will be crowned.
Now, how awesome would it be to have a Scottish startup scoop up the glory? The World Cup may not have been our best stage, but I have a good feeling about this one. At the very least, you can get down there and get in the game and/or go cheer for fellow Scottish startup clansmen. Tickets are decently priced at £30 (note: full refund if you’re chosen for a 3 minute pitch) and can be booked here.
The venue is also quite cool, as it’s being held at the new tech community hub in London – TechHub. It’s a mix of techie co-working space, event space, and other warm goodness which will probably get its own post soon.
So, who’s up for this? Timing may be a bit tricky mid-week, but sounds like a worthwhile adventure. If anyone would like input/feedback on their pitches, drop a note below and we can organise a little preparation gathering beforehand…
Full details from Mike Butcher:
It is on July 14 in London, 6.30pm at TechHub, Ground Floor, 76-80 City Rd, by Old Street tube station
Here’s how it will work:
1. Grab a ticket.
2. Work on a one minute “no slides” pitch for your idea/startup/company, and a 3 minute version with slides – but keep it very simple. PDFs are best.
3. Come along to the event and pitch your idea for one minute, no slides.
4. A group of judges selected from the startup and investor community will then select the ones they want to hear more from.
5. We’ll then load up the selected 3 minute pitches onto a laptop and projector and the finalists will face off with eachother for the glorious title of “Summer Pitch Battle Emperor”. The final 6/7/8 startups who get selected for longer pitches will be refunded their entrance fee, as is our ‘no pay to pitch’ policy.
5. Afterwards we’ll do some “speed networking” over drinks.
That’s pretty much it. No need to submit a pitch beforehand. Just turn up ready to pitch.
The event will be sponsored by UKTI, Eden Ventures, Bootlaw and TechHub, the new co-working space for startups which is shortly to launch next to Old Street tube station (Ground Floor, 76-80 City Rd).