Global start-ups line up for Circklo’s Pitch Club initiative
Nov 30, 2021 03:00pm
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 solely made up of start-up founders, Circklo’s second Pitch Club round will take place this Thursday, December 2nd 2021.
After more than 40 applications received for the December pitch, we are pleased to confirm that we have selected three start-ups which fully met our qualification criteria. These are:
- Decidable Global Ltd – based in the UK, it is the world’s smartest and most social-data driven storytelling platform
- Mindcurrent Inc. – based in the US, it is an employee-performance platform built on wellbeing
- Twiva – based in Kenya, it streamlines the collaboration with influencers from start to finish
The start-ups’ CEOs and co-founders will be pitching before Circklo’s panel of judges which includes Peter Sage - the founder of Suzo Collective, Rosa Aygun – the founder of ANQA, and Hassan Khadra-Brooks, the founder of TheHive.
The Pitch Club competition is held virtually, and the highest scoring start-up will qualify for free 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.
The start-ups taking part in the Pitch Club competition will be scored 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
- 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 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 seed or Series A stage, irrespective of their location.
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 Start-up 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.