The Big Pitch

In a Deliveroo rider survey, almost 40% of you said you wanted to start your own business. So we decided to help make that happen. Whether it’s a tech startup or a new taco sauce, here’s your chance to pitch your idea to some of the world’s leading investors - behind the likes of Facebook, Spotify, ASOS, Airbnb and Deliveroo. If you were waiting for a sign to get your idea off the ground - this is it!

Meet the finalists


and his commercial drone services company, ESNO Media


and his ethical and sustainable streetwear brand, NEW VOID ORDER


and his Nepalese restaurant


and his marketplace for local and hand crafted products, ASEEL


and his magic suction mug - the mug that won't fall


and his smash room idea

How it will work

You told us about their big ideas by giving us your elevator pitch and how much investment you were looking for.

We've reviewed these applications and shortlisted 12 riders. Each shortlisted rider will be invited to pitch to our panel, made up of some of the world’s leading investors, including DST Global, Accel Ventures and Index Ventures.

If your big pitch is a big success, along with financial investment you’ll get access to on-going mentorship, introductions to people who can help your business grow and partnership opportunities.

Who can enter?

In order to take part, you must have completed 20 deliveries with Deliveroo in the UK, Ireland or France, and be 18 or older.

When will it happen?

  • 25th August 2019
    Competition closing date
  • September 2019
    Final shortlist contacted
  • February 2020
    The Big Pitch to the panel
  • March 2020
    Winner announced!

Need a head start?

As a Deliveroo rider, you have free access to hundreds of free online courses which can help you give your business idea a boost.

Find out more