Pitch your ideas to royalty

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Cornwall’s leading tech businesses are being given the chance to pitch their ideas to The Duke of York at a prestigious Pitch@Palace On Tour Cornwall event in October.

His Royal Highness will be joined by business leaders, investors and judges to see pitches from leading tech businesses across Cornwall at the event at Pool Innovation Centre on October 4.

Three winners from Pitch@Palace On Tour Cornwall will then go on to receive support, mentoring and the chance to put themselves in front of key influencers and investors at Pitch@Palace 6.0 at St James’s Palace in November.

Unlocking Potential is working with The Duke’s team to organise Pitch@Palace On Tour Cornwall and is now looking for leading tech businesses to enter online.

Established by The Duke of York, in less than three years Pitch@Palace has helped over 200 businesses grow, with some now enjoying huge global success.

Entries for Pitch@Palace On Tour Cornwall close on September 9, and the three winners will be invited to attend Pitch@Palace Boot Camp in Oxfordshire on October 14.

There, they will receive support and guidance to help develop and sharpen their pitches before Pitch@Palace 6.0 at St James’s Palace on November 2.

All the businesses attending Pitch@Palace Boot Camp will also be invited to attend Pitch@Palace 6.0, and a small selection will pitch directly to an invited audience of key investors, elevators and influencers.

Unlocking Potential’s programme director, Allyson Glover, believes Pitch@Palace represents a fantastic opportunity for tech businesses in Cornwall to put themselves on the national and international map.

She said: “Taking part in Pitch@Palace offers tech businesses the chance to showcase their talent and highlight what makes them special.

“Although not every business will get the opportunity to pitch at the palace, simply entering will create great exposure, invaluable networking opportunities and the chance to meet with potential investors.”

To apply to take part, click here.