Hack your commute: Watch a startup pitch

Marketing Week’s new ‘Hack your commute’ series uncovers inspiring and fulfilling ways to spend your journeys to and from work that will expand your mind and broaden your horizons.

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.

Sites such as HumbleRise.com and TheStartupPitch.com offer platforms for entrepreneurs to upload video pitches that are publicly available and free to view.

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.

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