Circklo launches Pitch Club


03 November 2021

Yesterday, November 2nd 2021, Circklo launched its Pitch Club initiative aimed at seed and series A start-ups operating across the digital tech, impact tech and circularity spectrum.

Circklo’s Pitch Club is the first initiative of its kind in the world, one where start-ups pitch before a panel of judges solely made up of start-up founders, alumni of Circklo’s own Business Configurator Academy. Yesterday’s judges were:

  • Peter Sage, Founder of Suzo Collective, and Chairman of the judges panel
  • Rosa Aygun, Founder of ANQA
  • Hassan Khadra-Brooks, Founder of TheHive

The Pitch Club judges - having successfully graduated from Circklo’s Business Configurator Academy and having themselves pitched to more than 40 serial investors, VCs, and multinational executives while “jumping through all the hoops” other start-ups might be facing right now - are all in a unique position to offer insightful and actionable feedback needed to bring other start-up founders’ pitch to the next level.

The Pitch Club runs in a virtual setting and the start-ups who score the highest will qualify for membership to Circklo’s exclusive Game Changers Community (their admission to the community will also be completely free of charge) which includes multinational executives, investors, private equity fund managers, experts in sustainability and circular economy as well as academics and various start-up founders from across the globe.

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 to support each other’s growth in a safe and supportive environment. Applications are now open to all founders and co-founders whose start-ups are either in seed or Series A stage, irrespective of their location.

Apply here

Circklo’s Pitch Club judges will be scoring the start-ups on:

  • The clarity of the issue/problem that the start-up seeks 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
  • Credibility and strength of the presenter

If you know a start-up that might be interested in taking part in Pitch Club, please share this page with them.  

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 – 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.