IB Pitch is an opportunity for Business School students to seed fund and kickstart their business. The six- week programme, starting 4thJuly 2018, gives teams access to: two business coaching sessions, two sessions with an investor, one session with a sector-specific expert and pitch performance training.

The programme culminates in a pitch final where teams compete at a private event in front of key partners in the London entrepreneurial ecosystem including accelerators, incubators & grant providers. Teams take part in a five-minute business pitch followed by a Q&A to compete for cash prizes: £5,000 top prize and £3,000 runners-up fund. In addition to our prize fund, this year’s prize winners will also receive a fast track pass to compete in the Venture Catalyst Challenge, Imperial’s biggest entrepreneurship competition.

Previous IB Pitch winners

  • 2017 first prize: Kahoots aims to take the stress out of buying a home with family, partners or friends
  • 2016 first prize: HackScienceoffers users a platform to develop and control new tools to automate manual lab processes without the need to code.

This year’s applications are closed. If you have been selected as a 2018 participant and are looking for the competition’s terms and conditions, you can find these here.

The 2018 Cohort

ExpeRoment: A robotic laboratory that accelerates research by reducing cost, time and human-error in biotech experiments.

Neuroloom: Ability to grow living electrodes through micro-structures that can then connect directly to the nervous system and brain.

Trimm Analytics: Supplying law firms with data analytics and state-of-the-art visualisations to help them make better decisions faster.

Coillection: A platform that connects oil collectors to households through domestic collections to solve the improper oil & fat disposal problem.

Properly: An online platform that uses data insights to maximise property development opportunities across the whole property value chain.

Biokind: Using crop waste to create an alternative protein food source for aquaculture.

The Final

If you are part of London’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and are interested in attending the IB Pitch final showcase, then please register your attendance here.

If you have any questions regarding the programme or the Final, please get in touch with Olivia Standish (o.standish@imperial.ac.uk).