Royal seal of approval for Welsh tech companies

Welsh technology companies and entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to pitch to the Duke of York next month.

Pitch@Palace is to host its second On Tour event in Wales on July 11th. It’ll take place at Wrexham Enterprise Hub – and applications are now open.

Founded by Prince Andrew in 2014, the organisation is aimed at highlighting the work and achievements of technology entrepreneurs from across the UK.

It connects entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with potential supporters such as CEOs, influencers, investors, mentors and business partners.

Successful participants will then be invited to the Pitch@Palace Bootcamp, which will provide 42 entrepreneurs and innovators with support and mentorship.

Everyone who takes part in the event will pitch to seasoned judges. They’ll then select twelve entrepreneurs to pitch at Buckingham Palace in November.

Mandy Weston, co-founder of the Wrexham Enterprise Hub, said the event is a unique opportunity for growing businesses and the region.

“The Pitch@Palace events are hugely valuable, and we are delighted to host one of the three regional Pitch@Palace On Tour events at the Wrexham Enterprise Hub,” she said.

“Many of our members will be looking to the event as an example of what can be achieved when ideas are given support and room to grow.

“The chance connections that can be made throughout the entire process are remarkable – it only takes one person to think ‘there’s something special here’, and extraordinary things can happen.”

So far, Pitch@Palace has supported 600 start-up businesses, created more than 2,300 technology jobs and contributed £600 million to the economy.

Mandy added: “I’d encourage anyone working on an idea in the tech sector to apply, no matter where you are based – if you can get here by train, plane or car – you can be pitching to some very special people.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for the potential business leaders of tomorrow to take a giant leap forward today.”