Applications are open for Pitch@Palace Global Program for Entrepreneurs 2019. The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace in 2014 to provide a platform to amplify and accelerate the work of Entrepreneurs. Further, The Global Program gives Entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet the people who can help make their business dreams become a reality. Further, The guides help and connect Entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with potential supporters, including CEOs, Influencers, Angels, Mentors and Business Partners.
gives Entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet the people who can help make their business dreams become a reality.
The aim is
- Create introductions to Mentors and Advisors;
- Through their Audiences, provide access to Distribution Systems and Supply Chains;
- Make Connections; and
- Help with Investment
It costs nothing for Entrepreneurs to apply. 42 Entrepreneurs are for each event and, following participation, remain within the constellation for future support and development. Additionally, alumni Entrepreneurs continue to receive ongoing support, introductions, and connections to the UK and global network.
The Road to Pitch@Palace
- PITCH@PALACE ON TOUR
Regional Pitch@Palace On Tour events are held regularly to provide Entrepreneurs from across the UK with the opportunity to learn about the programme, also, make their initial Pitch, connect with local stakeholders and begin to receive mentoring to develop their businesses. Further, The winners from each Pitch@Palace On Tour event are fast-tracked to Boot Camp.
- BOOT CAMP
42 Entrepreneurs are to attend each Pitch@Palace Boot Camp. Boot Camp provides the Entrepreneurs with the opportunity to hear from industry experts and Alumni, as well as receiving support and mentoring. Also, all participants are asked to Pitch to a Panel of Judges, who select 12 Entrepreneurs to Pitch for three minutes at St. James’s Palace. Further, The remaining 30 Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to Pitch for 30 seconds at St James’s Palace.
- PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
The Pitch@Palace People’s Choice Award is a public vote which opens after Boot Camp. All 42 Entrepreneurs participating in Pitch@Palace take part. This is an opportunity to showcase the Entrepreneurs to a broader audience and for the public to learn more and vote for their favorite via a dedicated website. The winner of the Pitch@Palace People’s Choice Award is also at St James’s Palace.
- ST JAMES’S PALACE
Each round of Pitch@Palace culminates in a final event held at St James’s Palace. All 42 Entrepreneurs who attend Boot Camp attend and Pitch to an influential Audience including potential Supporters, CEOs, Influencers, Angels, Mentors, and also, Business Partners. 12 Entrepreneurs are to Pitch for three minutes, the remaining 30 Entrepreneurs Pitch for 30 seconds each.
- THE ALUMNI NETWORK
Pitch@Palace Entrepreneurs join our growing Alumni cohort and receive invitations to events also, continued access to the Pitch@Palace network.
- Open to entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses.