Tech City News has unveiled the 15 startup winners of the Elevator Pitch Series 5 competition, whittled down from a fantastic group of 30 finalists by our team of expert dragons.
Covering every aspect of tech, from hardware, to consumer solutions and enterprise software, the winners will now be whisked away to a top secret location to film a 30-second video, with each company featured as Startup of the Week over the rest of this year.
The judges at the event at Eight Members Club included: Tech City News editor Ryan Fowler, Sarah Drinkwater, head of campus at Google Campus London, Seb Abigail from Knight Frank commercial property consultants, Patrick Imbach, head of high growth technology group at KPMG, and Pradeep Raman, an investor at Forward Partners.
Raman said: “Tech City News has swiftly emerged as a valuable contributor to the burgeoning London startup scene. It was great to be involved in judging the competition. As an investor looking to back promising entrepreneurs, I found the companies to be of a high caliber and the process very efficient and enjoyable.”
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