American, Portuguese and British Start-ups Tested Their Pitches during the 9th Edition of
Circklo’s Pitch Club


05 September 2022

After a successful inaugural edition of Circklo’s Pitch Club, the first initiative of its kind in the world where start-ups pitch before a panel of judges made up of start-up founders, investors and business coaches, we were pleased to open our doors to three more international start-ups, helping them perfect their pitches and demos.

The start-ups that appeared before Circklo’s Pitch Club Judges today specialise in edtech, adtech and road safety tech. These were:

  • BANTGo - An out-of-the-box adtech platform and DOOH media network;
  • Scholar6 - An online publishing platform for 21st century educators, where high-quality ‘brick’ investigations are created by subject specialists, set by teachers, and explored by students;
  • WingDriver – A B2B solution that supports driver safety by avoiding accidents, with next-level computer vision and AI designed for smartphones.

BANTGo’s Co-founder and CRO – Sergei Ivanov, Scholar6’s CEO – Joe Francis, and WingDriver’s CEO and Co-founder - André Azevedo, pitched their start-ups’ solutions before Circklo’s panel of judges comprising Hassan Khadra-Brooks (Founder and CEO of TheHive), Ella Minty (Circklo coach and communication specialist), and Max Schmitt (the Partner Manager of parcelLab).

The Pitch Club competition was held virtually, and the most impressive start-ups qualified for free membership to Circklo’s exclusive Game Changers Community. Most importantly, each of the three start-ups who pitched before Circklo’s judges will be provided with a full report based on their performance during the pitch, including areas of strength and for improvement, competitive analysis/benchmark, and a bespoke fundraising profile.

All the start-ups who pitched before Circklo’s judges were scored on:

  • The clarity of the issue/problem that the start-up sought to solve
  • The clarity of the solution proposed to solve the problem
  • The identification of a market and a clear buyer for the solution proposed
  • Their ability to present fact-based assumptions to a panel of potential investors
  • The credibility and market readiness of their product/service
  • The credibility and strength of the presenter

Signing up to take part in Circklo’s Pitch Club is absolutely free of charge, and this initiative is fully aligned to Circklo’s philosophy to constantly provide new avenues for start-up founders across the world to support each other’s growth in a safe and supportive environment.

Applications are open to all founders and co-founders whose start-ups are either in pre-seed, seed or Series A stage, irrespective of their location.

For more information and details on how to apply, click the button.

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About Circklo

Circklo created the first Business Configurator in the world specialised in digital start-ups for the circular economy.

In short, Circklo believes that sustainable businesses will provide a thriving economic, social, and environmental ecosystem for a healthy planet. By bringing together the corporate world and innovative start-ups to collaborate for a lasting positive change and to reach their full potential, we help accelerate their world towards applying and making the most of the circular economy principles.

Our Game Changers community offers a safe, highly professional, private, and exclusive space for collaboration, support, advice, and networking with like-minded entrepreneurs and business leaders, with a focus on digital transformation and sustainability.

This community exists alongside Circklo’s Business Configurator programmes – supporting digital start-ups through practical and transformational mentoring, coaching, and training. Our fee-based, no-equity transformational accelerator develops circular digital businesses for both profit and purpose through our virtual programme of modules. Bespoke pathways to suit the particular needs of each team focus on seeking investment, honing go-to-market strategies or tailored support.

Underpinning all these, Circklo’s R&D team provides insight, use-case research, and foresight analysis for strategic direction, ensuring any corporate efforts targeting sustainable actions are clear and impactful.