The Duke of York held Pitch@Palace at St. James’s Palace on 5th November, 2014.
HRH founded Pitch@Palace to support entrepreneurs with the amplification and acceleration of their business ideas by connecting them with potential supporters including angels, mentors or key business contacts.
The Duke opened Pitch@Palace by saying, “I am passionate about supporting young entrepreneurs building their businesses. And by doing this we are helping to build a future prosperity that is based on entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom.”
“It is incredibly heartening for me to hear that this vision is shared by so many of you.”
David Rowan, Editor, WIRED magazine, moderated the evening with 15 Entrepreneurs chosen from 40 Entrepreneurs pitching to an audience of 300. Guests enjoyed food and drinks provided by local London based entrepreneurs.
There was a People’s Choice for all 40 teams and a live vote in the evening.
The winners were:
P@P People’s Choice
The Pitch@Palace People’s Choice was decided over a week of online voting. The 41 entrepreneurs who took part in Bootcamp created a short pitching video and were encouraged to share through social media.
As runners up for P@P People’s Choice, the following entrepreneurs received free Desks at the Barclays Accelerator in London November 2014 – March 2015 with access to the Techstars and Barclays support teams.
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