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14 entrepreneurs took a rather fun rickshaw tour of London’s landmarks as part of the final round of the Elevator Pitch series 5.

As always, our founders had just 30 seconds to pitch their business, while trying to take in the fabulous scenery.

The business pitches ranged from an affordable hardware and internet package to ensure everyone can get internet access, to a freelance journalist hiring platform, and an in-home care solution.

The passengers had to be at the top of their game as the rickshaw rattled around the winding streets of London in perhaps our most daring Elevator Pitch ride yet – which depends on whether you think cycling in London is more dangerous than riding a speedboat!

These startups, chosen by a panel of expert judges for their potential to change the world, join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlan, Hassle, import.io and Glow, and have to-date raised more than $86m.

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New startup every Wednesday

A new post profiling each startup will be posted on Tech City News every Wednesday with a video of one of their founders nailing their precarious pitch. Here’s the first one, featuring Dr Jamie Wilson, who is delivering vital social care with his service HomeTouch.

This was the final round of the fifth series of Tech City News’ flagship competition, which saw more than 100 UK startups apply and be put through their paces in order to select the final 14.

In previous series, entrepreneurs have found themselves pitching in a Hailo cab and at the top of a Canary Wharf building.

Jamie Wilson HomeTouch

The 14 winning startups were:

The Elevator Pitch is gratefully sponsored by KPMGKnight FrankNatwestTaylor WessingPropel London and Lendinvest