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Pitch your startup at Smart Factory Expo

Or sponsor the Smart Factory Expo - Pitch Clinic

This year, The Manufacturer and Smart Factory Expo are excited to announce the launch of a new pitch competition for budding startup ventures operating in the digital manufacturing space.

Building on the success of the last 3 year’s of the Hack and Pitch competition, in 2019, Smart Factory Expo is expanding its offering to startups and we are launching the brand-new Pitch Clinic.

The new competition format invites startup businesses to pitch their own products directly to potential industry buyers as well as investors. A judging panel made up sponsors, investors and industry experts will determine the winners who will enjoy fantastic prizes as well as a package of sponsor prizes and promotional activities from The Manufacturer.

The Pitch Clinic will take place on day 2 of Smart Factory Expo (14 November, 2019) and will work alongside Innovation Alley, which provides micro exhibition booths for startups.

Who Should Nominate?

Any startup manufacturer or any startup targeting UK manufacturing as a key customer segment. Only companies with annual revenues of less than £1m will be accepted.

The Pitch Clinic will take place on 14 November at Smart Factory Expo at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, UK. Nominations open until 15 October, 2019. 

Visit for more information and to nominate.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this this exciting new addition to Smart Factory Expo. Get involved and help showcase some of the most exciting new innovations in the industrial space.

There are three sponsorship tiers available:

Major sponsor – £8k:

1. Branding
Headline sponsor positioning: “Brought to you in association with [client]”
Optional 5 minute stage presentation from [client]
Judge Position
5. Provision of a minimum of £3k in prizes

Gold sponsors – £4k:

1. Branding
Judge Position
3. Provision of a minimum of £2k in prizes

Silver sponsors – £2k:

1. Branding
Provision of a minimum of £1k in prizes

If you would like to know more about how you can get involved with the Pitch Clinic and help support the next generation of digital manufacturing leaders, contact Tim Brown via
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