Do you want to be one of the lucky startups pitching for investment between £100,000 and £5 million? Applications for the Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase at Bristech are now open, but you’ve only got four weeks to get yours in, so, if you want to be one of the 10 startups pitching to a room full of investors from Bristol and Bath and further afield, you’d better get your application in before 6pm, Monday, 5 November.

The showcase this year will be happening as part of Bristech 2018 and will take place on 6 December. 2018’s iteration of Silicon Gorge has raised the upper limit of investment sought, from £2m to £5m, after consulting with investors. Applicants will be selected via a competitive process with a pitching competition taking place mid-November to decide the successful applicants.

Gareth Williams, Founder of Yellowdog and successful Silicon Gorge alumni said “I successfully raised my first angel round after pitching at silicon gorge. Top venue, top investors, top event.”

You can apply to be part of this year’s Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase at the bottom of this page.

Pitching partners

No event like this can take place without support from the community, Silicon Gorge is happy to announce these brilliant partners and sponsors.

Engine Shed,

At this stage the fantastic Engine Shed can pretty much go without introduction. It is, as always, supporting the Start up and Scale-up ecosystem in the South West in its mission to create an economy that is innovative, inclusive and growing.

Runway East,

Runway East is bringing together entrepreneurs, innovators, dreamers and doers from all corners of the city to build Bristol’s best space for startups to work, meet, think and (occasionally) drink together.


One of the founding partners of TechSPARK, Ashfords is a national law firm with a strong ethos in supporting the local start-up and scale-up scene in the South West.

Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem

Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem works with startups at various stages, from founders in university-affiliated incubators to early stage to scaleups. Oracle’s mission is to build a thriving global startup community to drive the digital economy.

ISL Recruitment.

ISL is a technology recruitment consultancy, working with startups and scaleups who need to hire good talent but sometimes struggle, helping them engage, attract and retain the best people to achieve their business goals. And all while retaining a personal touch.

About Silicon Gorge

Silicon Gorge is a partnership of local South West organisations which aims to help Startups and Scaleups find paths to investment.

Current partner organisations include TechSPARK, SETsquared, Rocketmakers, Bristol VR Lab, UBIC, and of course Bristech!

Apply here or on the Typeform below.

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