BritAsia Partners with Essex Innovation Centre to Host Third ‘PitchIt’ Event

BritAsia has teamed up with the Essex Innovation Centre to increase SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) partnerships in the region. 

University of Essex’s Business Support Manager, John Stenhouse, welcomed the event that provides SMEs with the opportunity to secure investment – enabling businesses to scale and grow across the UK.

On Wednesday 2 March, the Innovation Centre at the University of Essex played host to a panel of distinguished investors including Jat Kara from Beauchamp Capital and Howdy Singh from Kuflink, Sarah Livingstone and Nitish Patel — as ten budding entrepreneurs pitched their ideas to secure funding.

WHO PITCHED?
Company and description:

  • Arma Karma: For the generation who don’t buy insurance simply protecting what matters most the ethical way. (Ben Smyth)
  • Green Running t/a Verv: AI-Based Predictive Maintenance and Energy Saving solution for the simple upgrade to smart, sustainable A/C and Heatpumps. (Peter Davies)
  • HealthMXSolutions: The future of ubiquitous smart patches and their integration into Health operating models. (Rachel Duncan Ellis Wallace)
  • Kestrl: An ethical Shiria fintech banking solution, the Muslim Money App that allows Muslims achieve their goals without compromising their beliefs. (Areed Siddiqui)
  • Kubos Semiconductors: Addressing the lighting and displays market and could save an estimated 600M tons of CO2 emissions over 5 years.  Our business model is to license this technology to LED manufacturers. (Caroline O’Brien)
  • Kwoter: The faster solution for quoting insurance products. Enables brokers to give instant online prices to their customers for all non-standard products. (Andrew Dean)
  • LimboTech: Investment for a brand new, low cost, Motion Capture Metaverse system; has been listed as one of (CiC) CreatTech ‘Ones to watch’ programme, recognised as one of the top 100 up and coming creative tech companies this year. (David Norton)
  • Lymph Control (Evenlina): Medical compression garments supporting quality of life. (Mandy Wright).

Successful candidates will be announced at the next PitchIt event at the University of Essex this Summer, 2021.