The Backroom Pitch: Connecting Innovators and Investors
Last month we hosted The Backroom Pitch at the Hyatt Regency London Stratford to give ten startups the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of investors, including VCs, angels, crowdfunding platforms and more, all interested in new sustainable solutions.
The diverse line-up of investors were looking for businesses focused on any part of the fashion value chain that could help the fashion industry become more circular, sustainable, and ethical. In between pitching, the ten businesses had the chance to network with other founders, innovators and entrepreneurs.
Watch the video below to find out more about the businesses and investors who took part.
Set up to support new startups, The Backroom Pitch gave the diverse array of businesses a unique chance to meet investors, share ideas, network, and learn about the current market. The ten fashion and fashion tech startups selected to pitch were:
Bundlee Bundlee is the UK’s first rental subscription for baby and toddler clothes.
Unhidden Unhidden is a socially responsible fashion brand for disabled and non-disabled people.
Humanity Centred Designs Humanity Centred Designs is a material innovation hub that transforms textile waste from manufacturing factories into recycled materials.
Pattern Project Pattern Project is a South London micro-factory that makes local, Made-to-Order production more cost-effective.
Compare Ethics Compare Ethics is an AI platform that enables companies to manage, verify and confidently communicate responsible business claims at scale.
Pip and Henry Pip and Henry is a sustainable footwear brand producing stylish, high-quality shoes for children.
Astra Astra is a virtual fashion experience where you can compete to win digital fashion NFTs.
SwatchEditor SwatchEditor is a 3D visualisation browser-based tool that easily converts 2D images onto digital flowing fabric and 3D Assets.
SAGES SAGES makes high-quality natural dyes from food waste as an environmentally-friendly alternative to synthetic dyes used in the industry.
AMPHIBIO LTD AMPHITEX is a 100% recyclable waterproof breathable textile developed for the sportswear and outdoor-wear industry as an alternative to Gore-Tex.
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