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Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam - London

Guidewire Group

Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 5:15 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)

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Meet and engage with Innovate!100 semi-finalists in London

Produced by Guidewire Group, the Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam in London will feature several Innovate!100 semi-finalists selected from the local region who will give rapid-fire pitches about their startup. Presenting companies include:

Each startup will receive invaluable feedback from a panel of expert judges that includes Alliott Cole (Director, Octopus Ventures), John Doyle (Director of Market & Technology Development, Emerging Technologies Group, Cisco Systems), Dr. Chihmao Hsieh (Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship from the  Amsterdam School of Economics at the University of Amsterdam), Bindi Karia (VC/Emerging Business Lead, Microsoft Ltd.), James Parton (Head of O2 Litmus, Telefonica O2) and Stewart Townsend (Manager Startups and Emerging Markets EMEA, Oracle).

 Sign up today to meet and mingle with entrepreneurs, investors and other members of the innovation ecosystem at this special networking event!


Pitch Slam agenda

  • 16:30-16:45 – (Invite-only) Welcome and registration for judges and semi-finalists
  • 16:45-17:00– (Invite-only) G/Score training session for judges and invited guests
  • 17:00-17:15– (Invite-only) Private briefing for Innovate!2010 semi-finalists
  • 17:15-18:15 – Kick-off of Pitch Slam and G/Score overview
  • 18:15-18:45 – Break
  • 18:45-19:45 – More pitches by Innovate!2010 semi-finalists
  • 20:00-close – Networking and winner of London Pitch Slam announced

About Innovate!2010

Innovate!2010 ( is a global competition to identify the world's 100 most promising technology, media and telecommunications startups: the Innovate!100.

  • Startups apply online to compete for expert feedback & validation, promotion, and over $1 million USD in sponsored prizes. All applicants receive free Pitch Slam registrations, free access to online pitch training, and promotion through a network of over 5,000 news sites.
  • 250 to 300 of the most promising startups - Innovate!100 semi-finalists - will be chosen to pitch at one of 20+ Pitch Slams being held across Europe, the US and online for companies outside these regions.
  • At each Pitch Slam, a panel of judges trained to conduct Guidewire Group's propietary G/Score Assessments will score companies as they pitch to an audience of local investors, entrepreneurs, technology executives and members of the media.
  • After all of the Pitch Slams, the top-ranking startups will be named to the Innovate!100 and enjoy global promotion.
  • The Innovate!100 will be offered a chance to participate in the Innovate! Connection Program to profit from pre-qualified introductions to potential partners, investors and customers.

Innovate!2010 is a terrific opportunity for startups to dramatically accelerate their revenue opportunities, competitive position and market awareness. Startups can apply to participate here.

The Innovate!2010 Program is being supported by a prestigious group of market-leading companies like Microsoft, Symphony Corporation, Cisco Systems, Best Buy, HP, Motorola, O2 Litmus, RIM, SAP, Sun, SWIFT and Verizon, dozens of early-stage investors, and marquee media partners. Learn more about sponsorship and partnership opportunities, or how to serve as a Pitch Slam judge.




Have questions about Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam - London? Contact Guidewire Group

When & Where

49 Carnaby Street, First Floor
W1F9PY London
United Kingdom

Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 5:15 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)

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Guidewire Group


Founded in 2005, Guidewire Group is a global startup analyst firm providing assessment, benchmarking, mentorship, and connections to improve the performance and sustainability of startup businesses. With over 25 years’ experience working one-on-one with technology companies of all sizes, Guidewire Group provides to startups, their supporters, and those who do business with them the tools, data, networks and programs they need to discover, monitor, benchmark, compare, and promote early-stage companies.  Our flagship products, G/Score, Studio G, and Innovate! monitor and foster the state of technology startups around the world. For more information about our programs and services visit us at


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