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June 29, 2016, by Elizabeth Smith

Pitch@Palace 6.0

Think you’ve got a business idea that could change the world? Read on…

Pitch@Palace offers the chance to get your business idea in front of a global audience of influencers who can catapult it to the next level.

Established in 2014 by The Duke of York, Pitch@Palace supports entrepreneurs with the acceleration of their business ideas by connecting them with investors and key business partners. In under three years, the competition has enabled over 205 businesses develop, and many have seen huge global success since their involvement.

Pitch@Palce 5.0 was a resounding success, and planning is now underway for Pitch@Palace 6.0, which focuses on the broad theme of Technology. They are looking for a range of ideas, including those related to:

  • Biotech and Medical Technology
  • Consumer Technology and Internet of Things
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Management and Analytics
  • Educational Technology
  • Energy and Environmental Technology
  • Fintech
  • Industrial Technology
  • Media, Communications and Entertainment Technology
  • Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality

Professor Simon Mosey, Director of the Haydn Green Institute, has been involved in the Pitch@Palace competitions:

“It has been my privilege to be involved in the last 3 Pitch@Palace competitions and it was fantastic to see how well our University of Nottingham student and alumni entrepreneurs performed.

If you have a business that would benefit from showcasing to the highest profile investor and mentor network in the UK then go for it!”

With many University of Nottingham students and alumni standing at the forefront of technological innovation and research, getting involved is the ideal opportunity to showcase the entrepreneurial spirit success at the University.

So what does Pitch@Palace 6.0 involve?

There are three main stages to the competition, starting with the Pitch@Palace on Tour events, which will be running from 20th September to 4th October in Sheffield, Belfast and Cornwall. During this tour, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to connect with local stakeholders and receive mentoring.

At each Pitch@Palace on Tour, three entrepreneurs will be selected to attend the Pitch@Palace Boot Camp, which is taking place on Friday 14th October. This event will provide the selected entrepreneurs a chance to hear from leading industry experts and Pitch@Palace alumni. A panel of expert judges will select up to 15 Entrepreneurs to pitch at St James’s Palace on 2nd November 2016.

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The lucky entrepreneurs will pitch to an invited audience of investors, mentors and business leaders. The remainder of the 42 businesses selected from Boot Camp will also attend St James’s Palace to network, as well as compete for the People’s Choice Award, a public vote hosted on the Pitch@Palace website.

Pitch@Palace People’s Choice Award

This award is an opportunity to showcase all 42 Entrepreneurs participating in the competition who went to the Bootcamp. Each Entrepreneur competes for this award through a dedicated website page where the public can take a look at each of the Bootcamp pitch videos and vote for their favourite Entrepreneur. The winner of the People’s Choice Award vote is announced at the main Pitch@Palace event at St. James’s Palace.

Do you have a business idea fit for royals?

Find out more about Pitch@Palace 6.0 on the official website and then when you’re ready to apply, simply fill out this form.

We wish all entrants good luck!

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