About the Smart Transport Dragons` Den
The Smart Transport Dragons' Den provides up to four up and coming start-ups the opportunity to pitch their product to the entire public transport sector. This is the opportunity to showcase their work to a qualified audience of senior transport operators and technology companies.
This is an exciting, energetic format for showcasing each start-ups product to an audience of industry thought leaders. Not only will they be able to hear questions and feedback from the industry but they are also in an arena which enables them to directly answer these. Therefore it is a fantastic opportunity to ‘test the water’ with their product and stir up some early buyer interest.
3 – 4 companies will be given the opportunity to do a 10 minute pitch about their new product or programme. They will then have 15 minutes of questioning from the Dragons and the audience. Once all the pitches are complete the Dragons will vote who they believe has the strongest product.
Though there is no cash prize or guaranteed funding for the winner, previous contestants at our sister events have gone on to receive investment from buyers and venture capitalists present at the event.
Our winner will be included in our post event report, receive a dedicated announcement on our website and email campaign – and of course the opportunity to impress future partners or investors.
Our criteria for start-ups is that they must be under a £1million in revenue, 24 months or younger and new to the event.
Fiona Walshe, Head of Passenger Experience Policy, Department for Transport
Matthew Hudson, Head of Business Development, Transport for London
Aaron Ross, Managing Director EMEA, Vix Technology
Tanja Kufner, Managing Director, Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy
Apply to pitch
Please complete the form below to apply to pitch in the Smart Transport Dragons' Den at Transport Ticketing Global 2018.