There’s always a lot of talk about product ideas, markets and projections. But when you come down to it, creating and growing a successful business is all about people. The challenge is that the people who can make the most difference to your business are the hardest to get to.
But just imagine you could gain entrance to a gathering of the top executives and investors in the UK. Add to this, the opportunity for you to say which ones you’d like to meet – oh and you can even suggest a few you’d like to be specially invited!
This is what makes Pitch@Palace unique and invaluable to those who participate.
You now have the opportunity to apply to be part of Pitch@Palace 10.0
This year it is Northern Ireland’s turn to hold one of the three regional Pitch@Palace on Tour events. The winning companies from this will get automatic entry to the main Palace event on 8th November. This is normally held at St. James Palace in London in the presence of His Royal Highness The Duke of York KGB.
We believe this is an amazing opportunity for any ambitious entrepreneur, but don’t just take our word for it. Christine Boyle, founder of Senergy and Irene McAleese, co-founder of SeeSense, are two of a number of entrepreneurs from Northern Ireland who have taken part in previous Pitch@Palace events.
Christine Boyle said of her experience:
“For Senergy, the Pitch@Palace journey brought a global network of business advisors, mentors, supporters, investors and most importantly customers. Our success in the competition and now being an alumni of Pitch@Palace has opened up opportunities to grow, scale and succeed that never would have been available locally. If you believe "It's Your Time" then get your application in!”
Talking about the breadth of support provided, Irene McAleese commented:
“Pitch@Palace was a fantastic experience. The Bootcamp provided an opportunity to hone and refine our pitch and the main event at the Palace was a wonderful experience. The best part is the on-going support - Pitch@Palace have been kind enough to help promote product launches and our crowdfunding equity raise via their social media platforms, and I was invited to speak at an event at Hillsborough Castle, further developing connections and our company profile.”
Established by The Duke of York in 2014, Pitch@Palace has helped over 490 businesses grow, with some now enjoying global success.
The aim of the Pitch@Palace On Tour events is to provide Entrepreneurs from across the United Kingdom with the opportunity to connect with local stakeholders and receive mentoring to develop their businesses. Invited guests at the Belfast event will hear from over 20 local start-ups, all hoping to progress to Boot Camp and ultimately to the Palace.
So, if as Christine said ‘you believe it’s your time’, apply for Pitch@Palace 10.0 now. There’s a simple online form for you to complete and make sure to tick the box for Pitch@Palace On Tour Belfast. This automatically gets you into the judging process to be one of the 40 or so companies who will get to pitch to an amazing audience in a royal palace in London in front of the Duke of York and possibly other members of the Royal Family.
Tempted - here are a few facts to help you decide:
Hopefully by now we’ve convinced you that this isn’t just yet another pitching competition. Take a look at the website, apply and also tick the box to say you’d like to attend Pitch on Tour Belfast, which is taking place on 21st September at Ormeau Baths.
We look forward to seeing you at the Palace!
Themes for Pitch 10.0 :