Reverse Pitching

Date: 18 Oct 2021, 12:15
Location: The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG
Cost: Free but registration is mandatory

Reverse Pitching

Public event

The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub invites technology and engineering entrepreneurs to our Reverse Pitching event.

This annual event gives entrepreneurs a chance to turn the tables and put the investors in the hot seat. Investors and funders from various stages of raising capital take the stage to deliver a ‘reverse pitch’. The aim of the event is to demystify the process of fundraising and connect entrepreneurs into the various financing networks, as well as give investors the opportunity to explain their processes and target sectors.

If you are a tech or engineering startup or SME looking for funding, this is the event for you. Investors who would like to meet Enterprise Hub members and outside entrepreneurs are also welcome to join.

Confirmed investors include: IQ Capital, Cambridge Angels, Blackfinch Capital, Zinc Ventures, The Creators Fund, British Patient Capital, bp Launchpad and UKRI. Each of our panellists have provided their pitch decks, which can be viewed here.


12.15pm - Registration and networking

1pm - Welcome and introduction from Chair Josh Valman, CEO, RPD International

1.10pm - Investor pitches and Q&A

2pm - Networking Break

2.15pm - Investor pitches and Q&A

3pm - Networking session

4.30pm - Event close


It is very important to the Royal Academy of Engineering that our events are accessible to all. If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact the Events team at your earliest convenience so that necessary arrangements can be made.

Diversity monitoring form

The Academy is committed to building an inclusive economy that works for everyone. To help us achieve this, we would like to collect some basic anonymous data about event attendees. If you would like to help, please complete the diversity monitoring form here.


All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to the Events Team by Monday 11 October. Royal Academy of Engineering must make commitments to suppliers at that time and making changes will result in additional costs or penalties. If the cancellation request is received after the deadline, we cannot issue a refund.


The pitch decks from our panel of investors and funders for our Reverse Pitching event.


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