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Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Pitchfest 2019

Event details
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
9:30 am – 16:00 pm
Apply to be part of the Robotics and AI Pitchfest 2019

From January to March 2019 the Robotics & AI Special Interest Group with KTN’s Access to Funding and Finance team are running an Investment Readiness Programme for companies working in the field of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence.

Pitchfest is a pitching competition presenting a unique opportunity to raise the profile of early stage Robotics and Artificial Intelligence businesses in front of a national audience of investors.

It’s preceded by a dedicated Investor Readiness Programme which prepares companies for a rigorous selection step. The Investment Readiness Programme provides the skills for developing and presenting a strong business pitch to investors and possible business partners. This program targets companies looking to become investor ready, providing them with three days of training spread over a month. We will cover communication skills, and background information on the various types of funding, and insight into the investors perspective.

If selected, businesses are exposed to investment opportunities through a pitching competition where they are invited to present their ideas, pitch for investment and take part in a showcase event.


Expected outcomes

At the end of the programme, companies will be able to better prepare an investor pitch and be more confident in delivery of their ‘story’. Companies that are successful on the selection day will pitch to a national audience of investors.



30th January 2019: Training – London

Develop your investor pitch

Learn about the types of funding available

Gain insight into the investors perspective

Be provided with the tools to help value your business

Find out about the Due Diligence process

7th February 2019: Pitch practice and critique – London

Deliver and refine your 7 minute pitch with your fellow cohort

13th February 2019 – Selection day with stakeholder panel – London

Pitch to a panel of stakeholders including those from industry, a friendly investor and supporting organisations

12th March – Showcase day – Manchester

Selected companies will present their 7 minute pitch to a group of investors at the Robotics & AI Industry Showcase event.


APPLY FOR A PLACE TODAY. 15 companies will be selected from interested registrants to attend the training event, practice event and selection day. The companies chosen to present at the showcase day will be selected from these 15 companies.

All applicants must be able to attend all four events.