The Future is Inclusive. Celebrating DEI Month. Startups Pitch Battle

Nov 23, 2022, 5:00 – 7:30 PM


Avenue HQ, 10-12 East Parade, Leeds, LS1 2BH

Celebrating DEI month. Startups Pitch Battle. November at Startup Grind is dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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About this event

About this event

November is dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

We will discuss how diverse founders and leaders build their companies and overcame the challenges of fundraising as part of an underrepresented group.

We will also look at how startups can support inclusion and embed it into their business models in the first part of the event.

The second part of the event will feature startups pitch battle, followed by networking.

We will hear pitches from 4 selected startups. 

Mooz Finance |  CastRooms |  KI-AH-NA | Open Ethics | The Grad Soc

The event is supported by Barclays Eagle Labs and Avenue HQ who will host us for the evening at Avenue HQ Leeds! 

How to get to Avenue HQ:


Location and public transport: more 

Our Pitch battles are the perfect opportunity to: 

🎯 Pitch in front of judges and investors 💵

🎯 Hone your pitch, get feedback from the judges 👍🏻 👍🏽

🎯 Get your startup more exposure 📣

🎯 Referral for Startup Grind free support program available to qualified startups (MVP to series A)

Startups interested in taking part in our future pitch battles 🎤 please apply here

Check out what happened


  • Peter Peter MacKenzie-Shaw MBA

    Economic Dev. Leeds City Council

    Business Start-Up Manager

  • Sam Adekunle

    Grone Collective


  • Max Davidson-Smith

    CRSI - Head of Research

    Investor Ladder




Wednesday, November 23, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM UTC


The Future is Inclusive
Startups Pitch Battle


  • Felix Gyamera

    Chapter Co-director

  • Christopher Rabbitt

    Startup Grind Leeds


  • Mayla Santiago

    Startup Ambassador


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Eagle Labs

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Avenue HQ

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Start Up West Yorkshire - Leeds City Council

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Sure Valley Ventures

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Sclr Labs

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UK Business Angels Association

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