Super Connect Pitch Days
A full day designed to super connect tech startups, scale-ups, SMEs, corporates, brands and funding providers
Our SuperConnect Pitch Days enable the best emerging tech startups and scale-ups from around the world to engage and connect with decision-makers at larger organisations (e.g. corporates, brands, SMEs, NGOs) to explore collaboration and pitching for funding from a blended set of providers (e.g. angels, VCs, grant and loan bodies).
Super Connect is designed to help you discover, collaborate with or fund tech startups and scale-ups in the area of:
Any tech that is related to the protection of hardware, software and data
This includes both blockchain infrastructure, applications and services in any industry
This includes any tech used to enhance or automate financial services at a B2B or consumer level including payment mobile payment services, investment tools, open banking tools and more
This includes any tech used in healthcare including diagnosis, tele-health, analytics and other areas used to improve patient outcomes, experiences and results.
This includes any Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) device and/or service with the ability to create immersive experiences for the industrial or consumer applications
This includes any application with the ability to improve the performance of enterprises around the world
This includes Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Data Attribution and Data Programmatic.
Internet of Things (IoT)
This includes both consumer and industrial IoT devices and applications
Structure of Day
The Super Connect Pitch Day venue will be split into the following areas:
10 startups & scale-ups pitch to large organisations (e.g. corporates, brands, SMEs, NGOs) for pilots and integrations, joint ventures and partnerships, contracts and/or institutional investment / acquisition
10 startups & scale-ups pitch to a blended set of funding providers including angel investors, VCs, crowd-funding platforms, loan and grant providers to explore funding opportunities to support their sustainability
Super Connect Sessions
These will take place upon arrival in the morning, at lunch time and in the early afternoon to support you to super connect with the people and companies we both your Super Connect Sheets recommend you speak with and those that you’ve seen in action in the pitches and expo.
A small Expo will take place to enable those pitching, our sponsors and partners to share demos and information of their products and services
How it works
At the event, we super connect based on mutual tech startups and scale-ups with key decision-makers at larger organisations (e.g. SMEs, corporates, NGOs) interested in disruptive innovation and/or funding providers (e.g. investments, grants, loans) interested in funding them.
Discover & Register for Upcoming Super Connect Event(s)
Choose one or more of our Super Connect Venture Labs or Pitch Days taking place in 5 cities across the UK between October 2018 and July 2019. Once you’ve find decided which event(s) to join, select ‘Register’ next to the appropriate ticket type and fill in your full business needs, interests and challenges
Super Connect team will match and map all potential super connections
The Super Connect team will review, extensively map out and match all mutual needs (e.g. need for AI tech), interests (e.g. to discuss pilots, investment etc) and their specific challenges (e.g. recruitment challenge) for each attendees
Creation & Distribution of Super Connect Sheets
Based on this mapping, the Super Connect team put together ‘Super Connect Sheets’ on the day as either hard copy or soft copy emails to each attendee on the day at the point of arrival only. This sheet sets out at least 5 or more people / organisations that the team believe you should meet based the answers that they’ve provided. It will include details of who they are, what their need is and why you should connect along with a photo.
Get Super Connected at Event(s)
Once you’ve received your ‘Super Connect Sheet’ on the day upon arrival, the photos on the sheets, people’s name cards, the pitches, expo stands and our team will help you find and begin talking to the right people with the right mutual needs. If you can’t find the person you simply ask to be pointed to ‘Kosta’ (see bio) who will introduce you to them and note the other person will have you on their sheet so you may find them approach you first.
After the Day
After the day, the team spends the next few days making all relevant introductions by email for those you had a chance to meet and those you didn’t to ensure that no stone is unturned so to speak
There will always be private meetings rooms available and sometimes small pods to have conversations and demos in a more private setting though there are always seats, sofas and areas to stand to continue any discussions.
Upcoming Pitch Days
11th April 2019
Poole Pitch Day
2nd May 2019
Leeds Pitch Day
19th June 2019
London Pitch Day
Mid September 2019
Manchester Pitch Day