Pitch@Palace 9.0 – Applications Open

Apply for Pitch@Palace 9.0

Applications for Pitch@Palace 9.0 are now open.


The Theme for Pitch@Palace 9.0 is “Data, Intelligence, and The Future of Security”

The explosion of Big Data has created opportunity, but also risk. Generating, capturing, and analysing large datasets has given rise to artificial intelligence tools and machine learning, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and has given companies profound new scope to understand and serve their customers. However, the proliferation of powerful datasets raises critical concerns around the future of privacy, security, and defence. Pitch@Palace 9.0 will explore this world, and discover entrepreneurs and companies that have identified opportunity in the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • IoT
  • Cyber-security
  • Blockchain
  • Defence
  • Cloud
  • 3D Printing


The Journey to St. James’s Palace

Pitch@Palace Mentoring

The mentoring sessions provide applicants to the Pitch@Palace programme the opportunity to network with Pitch@Palace Elevators, who can help develop your business idea, and for Pitch@Palace Alumni to provide an insight on the programme ahead of the Pitch@Palace On Tour events.

Entrepreneurs will network and meet in small groups to discuss their business idea.

Pitch@Palace On Tour

In the run up to Pitch@Palace Boot Camp, 3 Pitch@Palace On Tour events provide Entrepreneurs from across the United Kingdom with the opportunity to learn about the Pitch@Palace programme, connect to local stakeholders and receive mentoring to develop their businesses.

31st January, 2018 – On Tour London – APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
2nd February, 2018 – On Tour Cheltenham – APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
7th February, 2018 – On Tour Huddersfield – APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

The winners from each Pitch@Palace On Tour event are selected to attend Pitch@Palace Boot Camp.

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 12 Entrepreneurs to Pitch for 3 minutes at St. James’s Palace. The rest of the Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to Pitch for 30 seconds at St. James’s Palace.

All Entrepreneurs who attend Pitch@Palace Boot Camp will have the opportunity to network at Pitch@Palace 9.0.

Pitch@Palace People’s Choice Award

The People’s Choice Award is an opportunity to showcase all 42 Entrepreneurs participating in Pitch@Palace that have been selected to attend Boot Camp. Each Entrepreneur competes for the People’s Choice Award in the run up to the main Pitch@Palace event via a dedicated website page where the public can take a look at each of the Entrepreneurs’ Pitch videos (filmed at Boot Camp) and vote for their favourite Entrepreneur. The winner of the People’s Choice Award vote is announced at the main Pitch@Palace event at St. James’s Palace.


Each round of Pitch@Palace culminates in a final event held at St. James’s Palace. All 42 Entrepreneurs who attend Boot Camp have the opportunity to attend the event. 12 Entrepreneurs are selected to give a 3 minute Pitch to an influential Audience from the worlds of entrepreneurship, technology, media and investment. The other Entrepreneurs Pitch for 30 seconds each, introducing their business to the Audience.

The winners of Pitch@Palace are determined by an audience vote. The winner of the People’s Choice Award is also announced at the event.


Become an Elevator

Elevators support Pitch@Palace entrepreneurs through the programme. For further information on becoming an Elevator please click here.