Pitch@Palace to come to Wales

Pitch@Palace, the prestigious business bootcamp event set up by the Duke of York, will make a visit to Cardiff on February 24th 2017.

The event will give promising Welsh entrepreneurs and businesses a chance to pitch in front of Prince Andrew and win a place in the next Pitch@Palace competition.

It was established by Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, in 2014 and has so far helped more than 240 businesses to grow. This is the first Pitch@Palace event to happen in Wales.

These events happen all around the country, and they give businesses an opportunity to get in front of top investors and experts who can support and mentor them.

Guests will hear from up to 20 Welsh start-ups and entrepreneurs during the event, and it’ll take place at the Tramshed Tech co-working space based in central Cardiff.

All businesses attending the bootcamp will be invited to the Pitch@Palace final, which will happen in London. The event is being supported by Cardiff Start and the Welsh Government.

Neil Cocker, co-founder of tech start-up community Cardiff Start, said: “Cardiff Start is really committed to doing all it can to provide opportunities for all startups in the Cardiff city region.

“We’ve been talking to the Duke Of York’s team for a while now, and we’re incredibly pleased to be able to bring such a prestigious event to the city, which will no doubt highlight the great innovation of many local startups.”

Robert Lo Bue, managing director of Applingua and co-founder of Cardiff Start, added: “The community that has built around Cardiff Start is really special. We run free events throughout the year, and run a Facebook group of over 2,000 members.

“The knowledge and support that is shared is phenomenal. And it’s all run by volunteers who are totally passionate about the future of Wales as a home of real innovation.”

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