The Big Pitch

We know that over 60% of riders are interested in entrepreneurship. 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 great investors. If you were waiting for a sign to get your idea off the ground - this is it!

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Who can enter?

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

Diversity and inclusion are part of Deliveroo’s DNA. As a global food platform, we understand the ways in which diversity drives creativity and innovation. We’re building a culture where the difference is valued, by providing equal opportunities to our entire rider network, that’s where the Big Pitch comes in. Deliveroo specifically invites members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to come forward and apply for this initiative so we can achieve #EqualityForAll.

When does it happen?

  • 12 June 2022
    Application closing date
  • August 2022
    Pitch day

How does it work?

Tell us about your big idea by filling in this application form. You’ll need to provide your details, your elevator pitch and how much money you'd need to make your dream a reality.

We’ll then review all applications to shortlist riders. These shortlisted riders 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 prize money you’ll get access to on-going mentorship, introductions to people who can help your business grow and partnership opportunities.

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Meet a previous winner

Frankii is a rider from Liverpool and after a great pitch, she was awarded £25,000 to help start her hairdressing business.

If any other riders are considering applying for the Big Pitch I would say just go for it you have absolutely nothing to lose and in the process of committing to your ideas, something good will come from that

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.

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