On 28th November 2019 The Eligent Accelerator was hosting a live pitching competition at Regent Street Cinema where early stage startups from the UK and Europe were pitching their businesses to a panel of serial investors, aiming to raise a total of £2,000,000.
This is the first event of its kind organised in collaboration between Brunel Business School London and Eligent Club.
The panel of judges included:
Serial entrepreneur, writer and international speaker Matt Black was a Master of Ceremonies. Andy Brown, radio host, moderated the event.
The Eligent Club was founded by Entrepreneur in Residence of Brunel University London, Slava Baranovskiy, to create an international startup community of tech entrepreneurs to bridge academic knowledge and practical application, from business concept to market.
This pitching event provided unique possibility to get recent tech industry insights, practical knowledge from top experts and professionals in the field of digital tech and ability to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and find exceptional talents to work with.
The startups are from a variety of sectors across industry including e-commerce, IoT, fintech, sustainability and other specialisations. 8 international startups were pitching:
According to judge panel voting, Paysme was awarded for the best investment pitch.
Creol was chosen as the winner of the "Audience Choice Award":
Hungarian startup Freeasy took the second place by public voting.
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About the Eligent Club:
Eligent Club is a place to meet future tech unicorns and bright tech talents working on their ambitious digital startups in the UK and all across Europe. It's entrepreneurial community united by philosophy of not only to take, but also to give others. Eligent Club runs series events for entrepreneurs such as workshops, mentorship sessions, breakfasts with tech entrepreneurs, networking and pitching events (70+ events in 2018-2019 and 40+ events in 2020 in 10 countries)
About the Eligent Accelerator:
Eligent Accelerator provides 6-month step-by-step online programme for early stage digital tech startups in the UK and all across Europe on how to bring their product to the market and make it grow across internationally. Programme highly welcomes projects in sustainability, social impact, disruptive technologies such as IoT, blockchain, shared economy.
Eligent Accelerator unites talented and ambitious like-minded entrepreneurs focused on their business and willing to help each other to succeed. With the programme startup founders can create successful track record of their projects via system of performance KPIs and pitch startups for early-stage investment.
Brunel Business School, housed in Brunel University London, is a dynamic and ambitious environment that fosters and promotes world class learning, excellence in teaching, whilst creating a global professional advantage for all its students. The School is well recognised by numerous international bodies and features prominently in many league tables, positioning itself within the best Business Schools in London and won the Business School of the Year Award by Times Higher Education in November 2013.
Brunel Business School offers a range of specialized master’s and other postgraduate study options, including an MSc in Management. The school features in the 2018 edition of the QS Business Master’s Ranking for this particular course, which offers students the opportunity to learn more about marketing and branding, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship and research.