The AI Summit London Conference and Expo

AI Accelerator Hub

The Start-Up Pitches

Pitching at The AI Summit London


Choosing AI technology can be daunting! The AI Accelerator Hub provides an opportunity to really grill some of the up-and-coming vendors, ensuring that their AI solutions go beyond the hype to provide true value.

With up to 25 early-stage AI start-ups in the running, the competition promises to be fierce!

Spectator access for AI Accelerator Hub is included in all pass types. 

The five start-ups deemed to have the greatest potential will then be invited to the final, where each will be quizzed by the panel of investors, corporate leaders, and industry influencers.

Register your Interest for 2025

The 2024 Judges Included

  • Meet the Panel
    Our judging panel consists of leading executives and savvy investors from across the tech  and business ecosystem.
  • Principal, Sure Valley Ventures
  • EMEA Head of the Morgan Stanley Inclusive Ventures Group, Morgan Stanley - Inclusive Ventures Group
  • Senior Manager, Emerging Tech Ecosystem Strategy , EY

2024 AI Accelerator Hub Sponsors

Substrate AISubstrate AI is a Spanish Artificial Intelligence company listed on BME Growth, OTC Market and London's Aquis, which creates, buys and scales companies around AI in diverse sectors such as health, finance or human resources. They all sell products and services built on the biologically inspired Enhanced Learning technology developed and patented by Substrate AI.





Ernst & Young (EY) is a global professional services firm headquartered in London, and operates in over 150 countries. Listed on various stock exchanges including the NYSE, EY focuses on creating, acquiring, and scaling companies across finance, healthcare, and technology sectors. The firm provides a wide range of services including audit, tax, consulting, and advisory. These services are built on EY's proprietary methodologies and advanced technological solutions designed to address complex challenges and drive sustainable growth for their clients.




Mischon FutureMischon Future is an innovative technology company headquartered in New York City, operating globally across key markets. Renowned for its pioneering advancements in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, Mischon Future is a privately held company committed to revolutionizing the tech industry. The company specializes in developing cutting-edge AI solutions, cybersecurity protocols, and data analytics tools.


Mischon FutureBarclays is a global financial services provider headquartered in London, operating in over 40 countries. Listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Barclays focuses on delivering a wide range of financial products and services. These include personal, corporate, wealth management, and investment banking. Barclays leverages its advanced technological infrastructure and deep market expertise to offer innovative solutions, catering to both individual and institutional clients. The firm's commitment to sustainable finance and digital transformation underscores its strategic initiatives and long-term vision.




  • A free-to-participate-in two-day Dragon Den-style initiative for early-stage AI start-ups.
  • Wednesday, 11 June, offers intensive mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs to help you identify pain points and gain new perspectives.
  • Thursday, 12 June, features a pitch competition, with up to 25 start-ups presenting to the panel and our watching audience.
  • Winners are announced the same day by the judging panel, which includes leading investors, corporate leaders, and industry influencers.

Who is AI Accelerator Hub for?

- Seed to early-stage start-ups focusing on applied AI*

- Brands who are less than 3 years old with funding up to £5 million

- Companies able to show initial signs of traction in either user base, product offerings or revenue

- Participants must be available 11-12 June 2025

*no agencies or consultancies.


"[AI Accelerator Hub is] a competition which shines the spotlight on early stage AI companies and we are excited to see what creative and innovative solutions the participants have developed."

- Ashley Williams, Partner, Mishcon de Reya

In the press

The AI Summit London 2024 Supporters Included:

Headline Partners


Industry Partners


Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors


Feature Sponsors

Substrate AI - AI Accelerator Hub Sponsor   Barclays & Mishcon Future - AI Accelerator Hub Sponsor   EY - Accelerator Hub Sponsor   The Garden, powered by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands    Fetch AI - Hackathon Partner   AI Business TV - Studio Sponsor   Nebius AI -Start-Up Party Sponsor   EY - VisionAIres VIP Lounge Sponsor OVHcloud - VIP Party SponsorPwC & Gov of Canada - Speaker Lounge Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Associate Sponsors


Media & Strategic Partners