Pitch@Palace startup competition comes to Aberdeen

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Scottish entrepreneurs are being invited to apply to Pitch in front of Prince Andrew, The Duke of York and compete to win a place to the Pitch@Palace 8.0 Boot Camp.

Established by The Duke of York in 2014, Pitch@Palace has helped more than 400 businesses grow, with some now enjoying global success.

This is the first Pitch@Palace event to be held in Aberdeen is the only Scottish venue for On Tour events in 2017. The event will be held on July 3.

Pitch@Palace On Tour events 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 event will hear from up to 15 local start-ups, all hoping to progress to the next round of the competition.

The event will take place at Elevator’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, Bridge of Don.

Entrepreneurs who have not yet applied to Pitch@Palace need to be quick. You can still apply to take part in 8.0 via the website: ‪http://www.pitchatpalace.com/apply and the closing date for applications is this Monday (June 19) at 5pm.

The theme for Pitch@Palace 8.0 is The Future of Mobility and Materials, focusing on The Future of Mobility, Transportation and Materials, and will explore technology that impacts the future evolution of mobility and autonomous systems and the critical materials that are essential for the functioning of high-tech products.

A selection of start-ups from the Pitch@Palace On Tour events will be chosen to attend Pitch@Palace Boot Camp.

Pitch@Palace Boot Camp provides 42 entrepreneurs with the opportunity to hear from leading industry experts and Pitch@Palace alumni, as well as receiving support and mentoring.

All participants are asked to pitch to a panel of judges, who will select up to 15 entrepreneurs to pitch at St James’s Palace.

All entrepreneurs who attend Pitch@Palace Boot Camp are invited to attend Pitch@Palace 8.0 and have the opportunity to network at the event.

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