The Duke of York held [email protected] at St. James’s Palace on 5th November, 2014.
HRH founded [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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:
[email protected] Winners
[email protected] People’s Choice
The [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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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Winners of The KPMG Prize are selected to attend The Duke of York’s Reception at The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
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