Elevator Pitch Competition

Elevator Pitch Competition

Tech City News� Elevator Pitch competition is off to a roaring start in the recent first round, which took place in the elevators of London�s Heron Tower. Thirteen eager entrepreneurs descended 37 floors in thirty seconds, whilst pitching their start up business straight to camera. After filming of this first round in January over $15million in funding has been raised.

Standout companies from the first series include YPlan - an events mobile app that�s about to expand out to New York, Glow - a leading platform for Facebook advertising, TableCrowd - a social dining network, and many more. A example pitch video from Dattch dating can be viewed here.

Applications are now open for round two, launching at Google Campus on Bonhill Street in East London, where technology start ups from across London can apply for the chance to have their business profiled, receive one-to-one advice from industry experts, and have their pitch filmed at a mystery location.

STAGE ONE AT GOOGLE CAMPUS LONDON

The first stage of the programme will kick-off on the morning of Wednesday 3rd July at Google Campus, where 50 lucky startup founders will be invited to record a pitch demo inside the CampusCam, a video booth inside Google Campus, in the heart of Tech City.

There will be experts on hand throughout the morning offering advice, and anyone attending will have the opportunity to meet the team behind Tech City News.
The programme has been made possible thanks to support and sponsorship from Rackspace, EC1 Capital, Fried Frank LLP and Google Campus.

STAGE TWO DRAGONS DEN AT EIGHT CLUB MOORGATE

Twenty five semi-finalists will then go on to pitch in front a panel of experts in a Dragon�s Den style event, at the Eight Club in Moorgate.
Expert panelists include Silicon Valley Bank�s Bindi Karia, Canary Wharf Group�s Eric van der Kleij, EC1 Capital�s Julian Carter and Google�s Eze Vidra.
Commenting on the programme, Eze Vidra, Head of Google Campus said:
�Entrepreneurs can hugely benefit from the ability to quickly and clearly communicate their ideas. The CampusCam booth and the Tech City News Elevator Pitch contest will help showcase the best and brightest pitches in Tech City and encourage more founders to hone this ability�.

STAGE 3 - THE ELEVATOR PITCH

Twelve finalists from the second round will then be taken to a secret location for the final Elevator Pitch shoot and will win prizes from the programme sponsors.
Each of the 12 finalists will have their final pitches filmed and published throughout the rest of the year on Tech City News.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Applications are now open and must be submitted via a short form on Tech City News: http://techcitynews.com/2013/06/25/are-you-a-cutting-edge-london-startup-join-the-elevator-pitch-ii/
Deadline: Tuesday 2nd July

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