The Duke of York believes entrepreneurs are essential to Britain’s continuing prosperity and actively encourages Entrepreneurship across the United Kingdom.
On 20th October 2014, The Duke held [email protected] Bootcamp at Central Working Space, Mile End Road, in partnership with Microsoft Ventures and Wayra.
[email protected] was founded by HRH 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 first event took place on 2nd April, 2014. For more information visit: http://goo.gl/qwa4QV
The second [email protected] is centred on Science and will take place on 5th November. Explaining his support for the initiative, HRH said “I believe the UK has the best scientists and engineers in the world…There must be a common acknowledgement that entrepreneurs will drive growth and be the wealth creators of the future.”
|0900 – 0930||Registration|
|0930 – 0935||Welcome and Introduction|
|0935 – 0950||Making the most of your experience at [email protected]|
|0950 – 1020||Creating Collisions – Making the most of your Networks|
|1020 – 1050||Tell Your Story: The Power of Presentation|
|1050 – 1105||Break|
|1105 – 1220||Pitches|
|1220 – 1230||Break|
|1230 – 1345||Pitches|
|1345 – 1415||Lunch|
|1415 – 1545||Mentor and Start-up Coaching and Feedback|
|1545 – 1600||Break|
|1600 – 1630||Hacking Entrepreneurship|
|1630 – 1700||Announcement of Finalists|
|1700 – 1830||Networking Drinks|
41 businesses from 14 Partner Organisations pitched their ideas to a panel of judges. One team was selected from each Partner Organisation to pitch at the live event at St James’s Palace on 5th November, together with one wildcard. All of the other teams will have the opportunity to attend the event and network with the audience.
HRH was extremely impressed by all of the businesses from Bootcamp and said, “I wish you all every success and congratulations for today”
Watch highlights from [email protected] Bootcamp
The finalists are:
Fantastic pitches were also given by: