On Monday night we were at Pitch@Palace 4.0, the latest incarnation of the startup competition hosted by HRH The Duke of York in St. James’ Palace. As the winners of Pitch@Palace 3.0, we weren’t competing this time – but we were asked to provide a theme tune.
Now, writing a piece for the monarchy is not to be taken lightly (we see ourselves as a modern-day Handel in this regard), so we got our composing hats on. We quickly settled on using our Electronic style (it was a tech crowd, after all). But we didn’t think the melodies were up to royal standards – so we used this as inspiration to improve our machine learning algorithms and totally rework the way Electronic melodies are created by our software. Read More
Just over two years ago, I was invited to the first Pitch at Palace event in St. James’ Palace, hosted by The Duke of York.
Held every six months, hundreds of companies, from start-ups to scale-ups apply for inclusion in the event, just over 40 are selected for Bootcamp (where they are assigned a mentor or ‘Elevator’) and then 12 pitch on the night to a heady mixture of business people, entrepreneurs, investors and many more.
Last night was Pitch 4.0. It was one of the best events I’ve been to, not just because of the surroundings, but the quality of businesses, the quality of pitches, and above all, the quality of people in the room. A royal entrepreneurial eco-system (should that be E-cosystem?) of people who can genuinely make things happen (not just talk about them happening). Read More
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See.Sense was delighted to be chosen by Halo NI to participate in Pitch at the Palace.
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When HRH Duke of York invited Gazelle to meet with Nominet some 12 months ago to add some value to their campaign of recruitment for an outrageous vision of a million Digital Young entrepreneurs in Britain within 5 years, even… Read More
30 October 2014: Last week saw the launch of the STEM Alliance, an initiative backed by industry, education and government to attract, teach and retain an estimated 1 million engineers, scientists and technicians that the UK will need by 2020.
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I am delighted that we have been able to identify the next recipient of The Duke of York Scholarship. She is Tamzin O’Garro. Tamzin was born in Enfield and attended Winchmore School and La Swap Sixth Form. She started dancing… Read More
On a sunny, shining and beautiful Monday morning on the 23rd of June City Academy Whitehawk’s year 6 children arrived at the school to go on a once in a lifetime trip. I felt as excited as if it was… Read More