The series gives start-ups the chance to receive one to one advice from industry experts and have their pitch filmed at an exclusive location. Last year, 13 businesses went to the top of the Heron Tower performed their elevator pitches during a 37 floor drop in 30 seconds.
From the show, those 13 companies received a combination of more than £15m in funding. YPlan, the events mobile app for London, was the stand out business of the first series and has shown the success the support can lead to.
The programme is organised by Tech City News.
“The Elevator Pitch is core to our mission of boosting the profile of London’s leading start-ups.” Alex Wood, Editor of Tech City News said. “The first series was a huge success and we expect the next one to be even bigger.”
The first stage of the programme will kick off on Wednesday 3 July at Google Campus. 50 lucky start-ups will be invited to record a pitch demo inside the CampusCam, a video booth inside Google Campus, in the heart of Tech City. Experts will be on hand throughout the morning to give out advice and the team behind Tech City News will be available.
25 semi-finalists will pitch in front a panel of experts, including Silicon Valley Bank’s Bindi Karia, in a Dragons Den style event at the Eight Club in Moorgate.
12 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, Rackspace, EC1 Capital, Fried Frank LLP and Google. Each of the finalists will have their pitches filmed and published throughout the rest of the year on Tech City News.
Click here to apply before Tuesday 2 July!