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Digital DNA presents upStart 2020

Digital DNA upSTART was created to identify, showcase and reward tech startups that have the potential to become high-impact businesses. Previous winners have come from Dubai, London, Dublin and Belfast.

upStart 2020

Now in its 5th year, upStart at Digital DNA selects 20-30 early stage startups to pitch their company to a selected group of investors and judges. In 2020 we are going online and founders and their teams will have the opportunity to create a 5 min PITCHTAPE for our judges to consider.

In addition to the pitch competition, startups will also be able to attend talks, workshops and masterclasses at Digital DNA 2020 taking place on 10th & 11th November.

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How it works

Register your Startup

Create video pitch

Upload your deck

Add team info


Why you should enter

upStart provides a unique opportunity for startups to showcase their startup in front of a global audience of investors, mentors and potential customers. Our unique pitching platform also allows you to craft your pitch before going in front of investors and judges. 

  • Create an investor ready video pitch

    Everyone is going online and pitching investors is no different. upStart allows you to create your own PITCHTAPE that investors can view, rate and connect with.

  • Polish your pitch

    No longer do you need to worry about missing your key points on stage during a live pitch.

  • Pitch as a team

    All your team working remotely but you want to include everyone in the pitch. Don't panic! Get each team member to contribute their own pitch segment within our platform.

  • Upload your pitch deck

    Include your investor ready deck for investors to review alongside your PITCHTAPE

  • Record key milestones

    Signed a significant client? Onboarded specific talent? We got you! Highlight key milestones for investors to see your traction to date.

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