Whether you’re on the lookout for ideas to add to your incubator, fancy pretending you’re a judge on Dragons’ Den or are simply keen to understand the entrepreneurial mindset better, you don’t have to be in a concrete-walled warehouse in Old Street to connect with startups.
Both sites are pretty basic, and the pitches themselves can be rough around the edges; but given they are relatively untapped resources compared to startup blogs such as TechCrunch, there is always a chance of happening across the next undiscovered Google or Airbnb.
Both sites are heavily focused on US-based pitches, though TheStartupPitch is UK-run. It posts website and social media details of the businesses featured.
Many of HumbleRise’s pitches come from applications made to the Y Combinator startup accelerator. Company founders can be contacted through the site, but only by giving your email address.