Pitch Up In The Sky is the first event of its kind in the world, by The Gritti Fund in partnership with TikTok. It’s the ultimate elevator pitch for daring entrepreneurs who can overcome their fears and stay cool under pressure. Aiming to be the most live-streamed start-up pitch event in history, it will enable millions of TikTok viewers around the world to discover who has what it takes to reach the top.
A global panel of expert judges will shortlist finalists from entrepreneurs around the world who submit a 1-minute TikTok pitch. These finalists will then have to keep their wits about them as they give the start-up pitch of a lifetime during their rapid ascent in an aircraft to a breathtaking skydive
World-famous entrepreneurs and venture capitalists will judge the entries and give exclusive personal interviews throughout the event about the challenges they’ve faced on the road to success.
Founder of The Gritti Fund
A graduate of Johns Hopkins he’s worked around the globe as an entrepreneur, public health professionalRead more
Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech Capitalist in MENA
Noor Sweid is the founder of Global Ventures, a UAE-based, growth-stage venture capital firm.Read more
Inventor of Google Maps
Co-founder and CTO of Weav Music in NYC. He holds a PhD in theoretical computer science was most recently a director of engineering for Facebook.Read more
First investor in Zoom
A Venture Capitalist, Educator and Athlete. He is Founding Chairman Treasure Data, & a seed investor in Canva, Wish & Zoom Video.Read more
Regional MD of Microsoft for Startups
Regional Managing Director Microsoft, keen on helping startups create and achieve tech goals in the Middle East.Read more
Founding Executive at Netflix
A top business and entertainment keynote speaker, former President and COO of Redbox, and founding senior executive of NetflixRead more
All applications and TikTok videos must be submitted by this extended deadline
Live each day at 5pm GMT/UTC (9pm Dubai / 6pm London / 1pm EST / 10am PST). Learn from the failures of our judges, how they overcame their fear, and how they convinced people to help them achieve their dreams. The live-interviews will be hosted by Marcel Muenster, founder of The Gritti Fund.
Make sure you have or create your personal TikTok account
Upload a 1-minute start-up pitch video to TikTok tagged with #PitchUpInTheSky, #OvercomeYourFear and #BeConvincing. The video MUST contain a text-box with the name of your startup.
Complete the #PitchUpInTheSky application form, where you must include your TikTok @handle and weblink to your video (in TikTok: share --> copy link)
Pack your bags and prepare for your chance to face your fears