The Duke of York is calling for entrepreneurs across the Midlands to apply for the chance to pitch their ideas to an audience of investors, influencers and business leaders, at the Pitch@Palace On Tour event in Birmingham next month.
Pitch@Palace is an initiative set up by The Duke of York to guide, help and connect entrepreneurs with potential supporters in order to accelerate and amplify their businesses.
Innovative companies are invited to apply to showcase their solutions or ideas, and if successful, they will be selected to pitch to an invited audience of judges from the world of entrepreneurship, tech, media and investment at KPMG’s Birmingham office on 14 February 2017.
This edition of Pitch@Palace focuses on human technology and will bring together entrepreneurs in fields as diverse as healthcare, robotics, connected devices, wearable technology, augmented and virtual reality.
During the event the judges, supported by an audience vote, will select three companies to progress to Pitch@Palace Boot Camp, where they’ll receive business support, investment advice and pitch development. Finalists will then have the opportunity to network and pitch at the main Pitch@Palace event, held at St James’s Palace on Tuesday 25 April 2017.
Commenting on the event, The Duke of York said: “Supporting a culture of entrepreneurship in the UK is vital to our future prosperity and I am looking forward to bringing Pitch@Palace On Tour to Birmingham.”
Steve Ward, a partner at KPMG Enterprise in the Midlands, added: “We are delighted to be hosting Pitch@Palace at our Birmingham office next month. This is a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurial businesses in the Midlands, at whatever stage of development they are at, to showcase their talent and innovation.
“Pitching ideas and solutions to an influential audience is great for the community and will provide local entrepreneurs with invaluable experience and feedback as they look to take their businesses to the next level.
“We look forward to welcoming The Duke of York, judges and guests to Birmingham, and celebrating the innovation that our region has to offer.”