“I am immensely proud of the achievements of the Entrepreneurs in the Pitch@Palace programme, they have shone a light on the diversity and imagination across the country, clearly demonstrating that pursuing an idea or dream can be realised with knowledge and determination.”
HRH The Duke of York
The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace to support Entrepreneurs with the amplification and acceleration of their business ideas by connecting them with potential supporters including CEOs, Investors, Elevators and Key Business Partners.
The first Pitch@Palace event took place on 2nd April, 2014 at St. James’s Palace. Pitch@Palace now takes place twice a year, with Entrepreneurs Pitching their business ideas to over 300 guests at St. James’s Palace.
The Entrepreneurs that Pitch at Pitch@Palace are selected by a judging panel at Pitch@Palace Boot Camp. Pitch@Palace Boot Camp provides Entrepreneurs with coaching and mentoring, and an opportunity to practice their Pitch to an audience.
His Royal Highness also introduced Pitch@Palace On Tour in September, 2015. The regional events aim to connect local stakeholders to Entrepreneurs and to provide mentoring with the development of their business.
Pitch@Palace Africa took place on 1st December, 2015 and aimed to support Entrepreneurs from, and connected to, Africa with the amplification of their business ideas. Pitch@Palace has also promoted British Entrepreneurs overseas, with The Duke inviting Pitch@Palace Companies to join him at an event in King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia, and at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
As of March, 2016, 79 Entrepreneurs have Pitched at Pitch@Palace and 205 Entrepreneurs have participated in Pitch@Palace Boot Camp.
Find out more about Pitch@Palace: www.pitchatpalace.com/