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

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

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

In-person event
Panel Discussion
Pitch Battle

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

    Penalogue, Founder

    Startup Grind Ife, Chapter Director

  • Max Davidson-Smith

    CRSI - Head of Research

    Investor Ladder



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

Venue map


5:00 PMWelcome
5:10 PMThe Future is Inclusive
5:30 PMStartups Pitch Battle
6:00 PMNetworking
7:30 PMClose


  • Patrycja Maksymowicz

    Open Solutions Global

    Chapter Director

  • Christopher Rabbitt

    Startup Grind Leeds


  • Hamish Rutherford


    Partnerships Executive

  • Mayla Santiago

    Startup Ambassador

  • Felix Gyamera