Pitchfest London is a highly focused training and showcase programme designed to help ambitious business founders become pitch ready.

Delivered by Enterprise Europe Network at Newable, in partnership with the Innovate UKKnowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and St John’s Innovation Centre, this programme is designed for companies with innovative products & services who have the potential to scale and are looking to raise investment.

The intensive 2-day training with pitching experts at KTN and St John’s Innovation Centre, part of the University of Cambridge, culminates with the Investor Showcase where companies will pitch to a room of investors - It's an opportunity not to be missed!

Watch this video from Advanced Pitch Training in 2018 to see what's in store...

Why participate?
  • Two days of comprehensive pitch training with leading trainers
  • Create a powerful elevator and 7-minute investor pitch
  • Prepare an engaging slidedeck
  • Get introductions, pitch investors and raise capital
  • Receive real-world feedback from a panel of experts
  • Get the support of an EEN Adviser throughout the process


Who is the programme best-suited for?
  • UK registered, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Innovative companies looking to scale-up
  • Suitable for angel/VC finance and EIS/SEIS registered


How does the programme work?

The programme consists of four key dates. Companies are required to attend both training days, however if you have demonstratable pitch training you may bypass this and go straight to selection day:

Tuesday, 14 May – Training Day 1 (full-day)
Thursday, 23 May – Training Day 2 (full-day)
Tuesday, 18 June – Selection Day (15min slot)
Thursday, 27 June – Investor Showcase (full-day)

20 businesses will be selected for the 2-day training programme and up to 15 businesses will be offered the opportunity to pitch at the Investor Showcase.

To qualify for the showcase, companies will need to pitch to a panel during a private session on selection day.

What's next?

Please complete your application by visiting

The application deadline is 5.00pm Monday, 29 April 2019.

Applications will be reviewed and all applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 3rd May 2019.

Please note: Registering on this page does not automatically secure a place but only acts to express your interest. Due to the high volume of applications, we will be unable to provide individual feedback.


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