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What is Pitch@Palace?

The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace to support Entrepreneurs with the amplification and acceleration of their business ideas by connecting them with potential supporters including CEOs, Angels, Mentors, and key Business Partners.

Key Objectives

  • To provide a platform for Entrepreneurs to engage and interact with potential supporters
  • To showcase the work of Entrepreneurs to a wider community
  • To achieve positive outcomes for the Entrepreneurs both in terms of funding and business direction
  • In due course, to develop a Digital Platform or Network to encourage and promote continued dialogue after the Events


Core Values

  • Entrepreneur-Focused: To put the needs of Entrepreneurs above those of Partners and Audience, remembering that the primary goal is to support their efforts to build their businesses
  • UK-Focused: To put the UK first whilst recognising the benefits of collaborating with key overseas markets
  • Global Market: To recognise that all Entrepreneurs need to be part of the Global Market to succeed and the 'knowledge sharing' can lead to helpful international collaborations
  • Philanthropic: To seek no excess financial return for support
  • Collaborative: To be collaborative in approach and foster a culture of collaboration among Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Angels, Mentors, and key Business Partners

Programme Format

Pitch@Palace takes place twice a year at St. James's Palace and between 12-15 of the best UK Entrepreneurs pitch to an audience of around 300 CEOs, Angels, Mentors, and key Business Partners.

The Entrepreneurs are selected from a pool of 42 Entrepreneurs who attend Bootcamp. Bootcamp provides all the Entrepreneurs with coaching and mentoring, as well as an opportunity to practice their pitches. All Bootcamp Entrepreneurs can attend Pitch@Palace.

Bootcamp attendees are selected from an application, as well as the winners of regional feeder events. Click here to find out how to attend one of these events, or to submit an open application.



Why Pitch@Palace?

  • Pitch@Palace is entirely focused on the benefits for Entrepreneurs, as we take no stake in our participants and impose no restrictions.
  • Pitch@Palace is truly diverse, open to Entrepreneurs at any stage, anywhere in the country, across a range of industries.
  • Pitch@Palace offers access to a uniquely transformative community, including leading CEOs and International Partners alongside Startups and Angels.
  • Pitch@Palace delivers benefits customised to you by focusing on Connections over Investment. 75% of our Entrepreneurs in 2015 made 5 or more useful connections.