Deliveroo Rider Academy: The Big Pitch

Bring your business idea to life

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!


How it will work

Tell us about your big idea by filling in the application form on the Deliveroo Rider Academy site. You’ll need to provide your details, your elevator pitch and how much investment you’re looking for.

We’ll then review all applications to shortlist 10 riders. These 10 will be invited to take part in a one day workshop led by expert Deliveroo business mentors. This will help prepare the finalists for the Big Pitch, with further guidance about finance, building a brand, logistics and planning.

Finally, each shortlisted rider will be invited to pitch to our panel, made up of some of the world’s leading investors.

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.