What is Pitch@Palace? The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace in 2014 to provide a platform to amplify and accelerate the work of entrepreneurs. Pitch@Palace gives Entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet the people who can help make their business dreams become a reality.
Pitch@Palace guides, helps and connects Entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with potential supporters, including CEOs, influencers, angels, mentors and business partners. It provides a platform for Entrepreneurs, creating introductions to Mentors and Advisers, access to Distribution Systems and Supply Chains, and Connections and Investment. The support continues well beyond the final event. All Pitch@Palace Entrepreneurs join the growing Pitch@Palace Global Alumni network and receive ongoing support.
What is Pitch@Palace Global? Pitch@Palace Global gives international scale to Pitch@Palace, providing a platform to showcase Entrepreneurs, connecting them to national and international networks. It helps Entrepreneurs to seek new markets and find new partners and investors, building prosperity and creating jobs globally. Developing this interconnectivity amongst innovative businesses around the world supports the growth of all the international businesses and Entrepreneur Alumni.
Over the past four years Pitch@Palace has held events in or worked with Entrepreneurs from more than 50 countries across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, Latin America and Europe. The winners of each overseas Event that takes place during the year attend Pitch@Palace Global at St. James’s Palace each December. What is Pitch@Palace Australia? Pitch@Palace Australia supports Entrepreneurs by connecting them to local and international networks, helping them to amplify their businesses. As part of the Pitch@Palace Global network, it builds connectivity between Australia and other markets around the world.
As Pitch@Palace Global seeks to develop and grow in 2018 and beyond, Pitch@Palace Australia will be a key part of the network, and will continue to develop greater links between Entrepreneurship communities across the country.
Pitch@Palace Australia 1.0 took place in September 2017. Five events were held across Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales over 10 days, involving around 60 Australian Entrepreneurs. The three winning Entrepreneurs; NevHouse, Hireup and Faebella, were selected to attend Pitch@Palace Global at St. James’s Palace in London in December 2017, where Nev Hyman, Founder of NevHouse, was named Pitch@Palace Global Entrepreneur of the Year.
In April 2018, Pitch@Palace Australia Entrepreneur Control Bionics was selected to attend and was named winner of Pitch@Palace Commonwealth, which took place at St. James’s Palace, London.
In 2018, Pitch@Palace Australia 2.0 will return to Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales, and will also expand to Western and Southern Australia. The winners of Pitch@Palace Australia 2.0 will attend Pitch@Palace Global at St. James's Palace in London in December 2018.
Pitch@Palace Alumni continue to receive ongoing support, introductions and connections from the Pitch@Palace Australia team.
Remember, your startup could be the world changing business of tomorrow. All you need to do is get your Pitch perfect…