David Cameron hosts start-up pitching event Pitch 10 at No.10 Downing Street

Huddle and DueDil amongst businesses selected to pitch to audience which included Eileen Burbridge and Joanna Shields OBE

10 of the UK’s “fastest growing” digital and tech start-ups presented their businesses to prime minister David Cameron, and a host of industry leaders, for the Pitch 10 event held at No.10 Downing Street yesterday.

Organised by investors Eileen Burbridge and Jon Bradford, the event looked to showcase Britain’s “most promising” new businesses and “rising digital stars” and intended to act as a platform to help the UK’s tech firms “gain more well-deserved attention.”

As announced last month, the 10 start-ups selected to pitch included Huddle, Transferwise, DueDil and Swiftkey, and yesterday’s event saw each businesses present to an audience of over 70 “high-profile” investors and corporate partners with an alleged addressable market of over $50bn.

Photos and details of the “digital showcase”, attended by digital minister Ed Vaizey and Cameron’s new digital economy advisor Joanna Shields OBE, can be viewed in the Pitch 10 ‘lookbook’ here.

Having attracted applications from hundreds of start-ups including 23 Snaps, Affectv and Frugl, it’s projected that No. 10 will host similar events in the near future.


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