Pitch@Palace 10.0

Applications open

Founded by the Duke of York in 2014, Pitch@Palace aims to support and connect entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with potential supporters including CEOs, influencers, panels, mentors and business partners. There will be three regional events across the country and winners from each will be invited to a bootcamp, with the final taking place in November.

To find out more and apply, please visit the Pitch@Palace website.

If you are interested in applying, please also let us know so that we can help to support your application.

Pitch@Palace is back…

Pitch@Palace 5.0 – apply by Tues 2nd Feb 2016


The Pitch@Palace competition is back.

Applications are sought from entrepreneurs at any stage in the following sectors:

  • Agriculture
  • Big Data
  • Consumer Healthcare
  • Diagnostics
  • Food Sciences
  • Medical Devices
  • Plant Sciences
  • Research Technologies
  • Therapeutics

The purpose of the Pitch@Palace competition is to support entrepreneurs by amplifying and accelerating their business ideas or startups, connecting them with potential suppliers, mentors and partners.

This year, the competition is sticking to the same format; a Pitch@Palace tour visits Manchester (22nd Jan 16), London (18th Jan 16) and Glasgow (29th Jan 16) where entrepreneurs and potential participants can connect with representatives from the competition, as well as local stakeholders with mentoring advice.

42 successful applicants will then be invited to the Pitch@Palace bootcamp on Mon 22nd Feb 2016 at the University of Cambridge. Here, there will be an opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges and receive support and mentoring from leading industry experts and competition alumni.

From the bootcamp, 12 to 15 entrepreneurs will be selected to pitch at St James’ Palace on Monday 7th March 2016.

Please note: you must be available on all the dates to be part of the competition.

Applications to the Pitch @ Palace bootcamp close on Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016. If your business or early stage idea fits into any of the categories listed above, don’t miss your opportunity to develop your startup and entrepreneurial capabilities.

For further information on the competition and to apply, visit the Pitch@Palace web pages.

Pitch@Palace: Entries now open

Apply to attend Pitch@Palace Bootcamp


Applications are now open with the chance of attending the Pitch@Palace Bootcamp, where up to 42 entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges in London.

If you can’t make it to the Pitch@Palace tour events (see here for details, don’t forget applications close this Friday, 28th August at 9am!) you can apply directly to take part in the Bootcamp session on 14th October 2015, in London. Here you will meet leading industry experts, receive coaching and mentoring for your business and pitch to a panel of experts. If selected, you will then present your pitch at St James’s Palace in November. Entries must be submitted by 17:00 on 25th September 2015.

To find out more about the competition, eligibility and how to get involved, click here.

If you need help with your application, please email us at the Enterprise Centre.

Pitch@Palace 4.0

Pitch@Palace 4.0, 2nd November 2015


Opportunity to make connections, get investment, and engage with potential supporters with HRH The Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace.

Pitch@Palace 4.0 will focus on the Internet of Things and Smart Cities, with a particular emphasis upon products and services encouraging a smarter world. If you are an entrepreneur working in energy, fitness and wellbeing, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, smart cities and homes and transportation, you can get involved.

Regional events will be held in Manchester, Edinburgh and the South West where you have the opportunity to learn more about the programme, receive help and advice on your application to the Pitch@Palace bootcamp and connect with local businesses and mentors. The deadline to apply to attend the Pitch@Palace tour is 09:00 on 28th August 2015.

Alternatively, from 24th August 2015, you can apply directly to attend the Pitch@Palace boot camp where 42 Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch to leading experts. Following a selection process, finalists will then have the chance to pitch at St James’ Palace on 2nd November, 2015.

If you’re interested in the Pitch@Palace 4.0 programme, please contact us at the Enterprise Centre for support with your application and advice on your pitching techniques.

Click here for more information.