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6 Nov 2015

Pitch@Palace 4.0 On Tour

Pitch@Palace On Tour Manchester

Pitch@Palace On Tour Manchester took place on 8 September, 2015 at The Sharp Project.

The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace to support Entrepreneurs with the acceleration and amplification of their business ideas.  Pitch@Palace On Tour aims to provide broader opportunities for Entrepreneurs from across the United Kingdom to become more aware of the programme and connect to local stakeholders to provide mentoring in developing their business. Pitch@Palace On Tour is part of Pitch@Palace 4.0, which is focussed on The Internet of Things and Smart Cities.

His Royal Highness watched 16 Entrepreneurs pitching to an audience of 170 guests, including CEOs, Angels and Mentors from Manchester and the North West.

The winners of the event were Innovative Healthcare Solutions, Howz and BlockDox who will attend Bootcamp in London in October, 2015. For a full list of the Entrepreneurs, please see below. 12 Food and Drink Entrepreneurs also attended the event to showcase their products to the guests.

The Duke commented “It has become clearly evident that we need to take what we do in London and to expand around the regions. This week we are in Manchester, next week we are in Bristol and the week after we are in Edinburgh. This is about finding more Entrepreneurs, more new businesses and raising the awareness amongst other people that there are fantastic businesses in the regions that don’t otherwise get the exposure which is rightfully expected”.

Following the announcement of the winning Entrepreneurs, HRH visited The Sharp Project. The Duke met with businesses based in the building and apprentices from The SharpFutures Programme.

For coverage on the event:




http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b068zmy7/north-west-tonight-08092015  (15 minutes in)

Entrepreneurs included:


BlockDox is a software platform and mobile application that enhances building management with real time and predictive intelligence using the Internet of Things.

Find out more at www.blockdox.co.uk or follow on Twitter @blockdoxuk


Braci has developed a sound recognition platform which is capable of detecting a wide range of sounds which are then pushed as easily understood sensory and visual notifications through to smart devices.

Find out more at www.braci.co


Dap’n is a creative mobile and web based platform which uses personalisation, analytics, game dynamics and social factors to engage and prevent progression of diabetes.

Find out more at www.yaidoo.co.uk or follow on Twitter @yaidooltd

Data Umbrella

Data Umbrella are health innovators developing SecureSnap, a programme which adds mobility and security. Data Umbrella are helping the NHS share data securely.

Find out more at www.dataumbrella.com


Deliverd empowers “busy people” to have a positive and powerful impact upon their city, through the simple decision of what to have for lunch.

Find out more at www.deliverd.co or follow on Twitter @eatdeliverd

Evidential Ltd

Exhibéo is an innovative and novel software/hardware solution which assists in revolutionising the Judicial System to achieve a digital courtroom.

Find out more at www.evidential.com or follow on Twitter @EPESolutions


Howz monitors the elderly’s use of everyday objects, learning what’s normal and alerting the family when things look out of the ordinary.

Find out more at www.howz.com or follow on Twitter @HowzNewz

Innovative healthcare solutions

Innovative healthcare solutions aim to revolutionise dental health with a consumer “Dental Scanner” that can detect early signs of cavities and allow direct dental tele-consultations for prevention.

Find out more at www.toothscan.net or follow on Twitter @Toothscan


Linktagger links people, places & things to the web using their Beacon & NFC platform. Linktagger enable Smart Cities through their devices which make mobile apps location aware.

Find out more at www.linktagger.com or follow on Twitter @linktagger

Lune Valley Dairy Farm

Lune Valley Dairy Farm aim to improve traceability of dairy products by using sensors throughout the chain. Sensors can be used to detect disease, production conditions, temperature control, species, origin and DNA.

Find out more at www.lunevalleydairy.co.uk or follow on Twitter @LuneValleyDairy

Made With Glove

Made With Glove is a UK wearable technology start-up designing fashionable heated gloves for women.

Find out more at www.madewithglove.co.uk or follow on Twitter @madewithglove


OfferMoments produce digital screens which change as customers walk closer.

Find out more at www.offermoments.co.uk or follow on Twitter @offermoments


Pre’sense give intelligence to home security systems and give the ability to remove false alarms.

Find out more at www.presense.io or follow on Twitter @PresenseHome

Shaping Cloud

The Shaping Cloud platform equips cities to build their own eco-system of apps and services, creating a marketplace that attracts Entrepreneurs and drives innovation.

Find out more at www.shapingcloud.com or follow on Twitter @shapingcloud


Shout is a mobile app that empowers individuals and organisations by providing relevant hyper-local information in real time.

Find out more at shout-app.com

Spritely Fire

Spritely Fire applies the commercial Internet of Things technology to the experience industry, starting with creating puzzles, tools and services for escape games.

Find out more at www.spritelyfire.com or follow on Twitter @spritelyfire


Pitch@Palace On Tour Bristol

Pitch@Palace On Tour Bristol took place on 14 September, 2015 at SetSquared at The Engine Shed.

The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace to support Entrepreneurs with the acceleration and amplification of their business ideas.  Pitch@Palace On Tour, which is part of Pitch@Palace 4.0, aims to provide broader opportunities for Entrepreneurs from across the United Kingdom, and helps local Entrepreneurs connect to stakeholders to provide mentoring in developing their business.

Pitch@Palace 4.0 is focussed on The Internet of Things and Smart Cities.

His Royal Highness watched 16 Entrepreneurs pitching to an audience of guests, including Pitch@Palace alumni, CEOs, Angels and Mentors. Guests at the event enjoyed Food and Drink provided by Bristol based Entrepreneurs.

The winning Entrepreneurs at the event were YellowDog, Wriggle and Altitude Tech. They will attend Pitch@Palace 4.0 Bootcamp in October, and Pitch@Palace 4.0 at St. James’s Palace on 2 November, 2015.

Closing the event, HRH said “I am impressed by the innovation and thought process in Bristol in finding solutions to problems and issues using technology.”

Entrepreneurs included:


Sensly is a portable pollution sensor that uses its onboard sensors to collect information which is fed into your smartphone for real time notifications about your surrounding air quality.

Find out more at www.altitude.tech/sensly or follow on Twitter @_Sensly


Bibliotech is the Spotify for textbooks; a web-app providing students with all of the books they need, at any time, and on any device, for a small monthly fee.

Find out more at www.bibliotech.education  or follow on Twitter @bibliotechedu

Esoterix Systems

Esoterix Systems’ intelligent mobility software enables operators to offer on-demand transport services with the convenience of a taxi for the price of a bus.

Find out more at www.esoterix.co.uk or follow on Twitter @Esoterix1


EV-Nav are developing a dedicated navigation app for electric vehicles that removes range anxiety through highly accurate range estimation and intuitive planning.

Find out more at www.evergreen-consulting.co.uk or follow on Twitter @EGCtechnical


Hoxy Tronic is a fuel saving and NOx, PM and CO2 emissions reduction technology for combustion engines.

Follow on Twitter @Dave4Thomas


Kemuri checks that older people who live alone, are warm, eating, drinking and moving around normally. As a result, the cost of health, social and residential care is reduced.

Find out more at www.kemuri.org.uk or follow on Twitter @KemuriSense

My Action Replay

My Action Replay provides users with edited video highlights from venues at the touch of a button.

Find out more at www.myactionreplay.com or follow on Twitter @MyActionReplay


NowTranscribe is an editor that takes the pain out of transcribing audio – it simplifies and significantly speeds up the process by using the latest technology.

Find out more at www.nowtranscribe.com or follow on Twitter @nowtranscribe


Pelipod provides the solution for audited, secure, unattended deliveries from any carrier for time-critical and overnight B2B and B2C deliveries.

Find out more at www.pelipod.com or follow on Twitter @Pelipod


Playbrush transforms toothbrushes into gaming controllers to make brushing teeth fun.

Find out more at www.playbrush.io or follow on Twitter @TeamPlaybrush

Sherlock Bike

Sherlock is the invisible and smallest GPS anti-theft device for bicycles, allowing cyclists to precisely locate their bicycles and retrieve them in case of theft.

Find out more at www.sherlock.bike  or follow on Twitter @sherlockbike


Simpalarm provides unobtrusive activity monitoring in the home, connecting older independent people with their informal caring network of family, friends and neighbours.

Find out more at www.simpalarm.com or follow on Twitter @simpalarm


UbiTech software enables mobile phones and other wireless devices to communicate directly with each other without an infrastructure network through the creation of ubiquitous wireless networks.

Find out more at www.ubitechit.com or follow on Twitter @UbiTechIT


Wriggle uses smart-pricing to allow customers to purchase last-minute products at nearby businesses, helping them to reduce excess capacity.

Find out more at www.getawriggleon.com or follow on Twitter @Wriggle_Bristol


YellowDog releases spare computer power therein providing animators with their own

Supercomputer, individuals who release their spare capacity earn money from their machines.

Find out more at www.yellowdog.co or follow on Twitter @yellowdogltd

Zeetta Networks

Zeetta Networks is developing and marketing Open Networking solutions for heterogeneous networks based on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) principles.

Find out more at www.zeetta.com or follow on Twitter @ZeettaNetworks


Pitch@Palace On Tour Edinburgh

The third and final Pitch@Palace On Tour Event took place in Edinburgh on 23 September, 2015 at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

The Duke of York watched 23 Entrepreneurs Pitch Smart Cities and Internet of Things business ideas to an audience of Angels, CEOs and Mentors. The Duke commented at the start of the Pitches “our prosperity depends on being able to build businesses to trade nationally and internationally and Pitch@Palace hopes to help these businesses.”

Guests at The Event enjoyed Food and Drink provided by Scottish Entrepreneurs. Click here for the full list of Food and Drink Entrepreneurs.

After the Pitches guests were invited to attend the Pitch@Palace On Tour Edinburgh Reception at The Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The 3 Entrepreneurs chosen to attend Pitch@Palace 4.0 Boot Camp were Connect-In Ltd, Topolytics and Spot Sensor Technologies.

At the Reception HRH said “the ecosystem in Scotland is clearly working really well in supporting and nurturing Entrepreneurs.”

Pitch@Palace On Tour Edinburgh Entrepreneurs included:


ActiveNeedle is an innovative medical device company that enables clinicians to perform ultrasound guided needle-based procedures safely, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Find out more at www.activeneedle.com or follow on Twitter @ActiveNeedle


Adimo increases the ROI for customers like P&G and Nestlé by making their marketing shoppable and measurable.

Find out more at www.adimo.co  or follow on Twitter @getadimo


Administrate is a web based training management solution that saves training companies and internal training departments time and money by automating the scheduling of courses, students and resources.

Find out more at www.getadministrate.com  or follow on Twitter @Adm1nistrate


Annotate.co makes gathering feedback on documents simpler. As a piece of virtual tracing paper layered on top of a document, everyone can comment, see and control everything that is going on.

Find out more at www.annotate.co  or follow on Twitter @annotateco


BluPoint delivers education, health information and targeted communications, free at the point of use, to people, even in remote areas, using the phones already in their pockets.

Find out more at www.blupoint.org or follow on Twitter @_blupoint

Clear Returns

Clear Returns helps retailers ensure customers keep more of what they buy through intelligence technology and alerts that help retailers retain an extra £10M for every £1M processed in retailer refunds.

Find out more at www.clearreturns.com or follow on Twitter @clearreturns


Bridge is a secure mobile payments app, which allows users to make payments and transfer money without ever giving away their financial details.

Find out more at www.comcarde.com or follow on Twitter @Comcarde_Bridge


LUPO is a personal Internet of Things device that helps keep track of any item from your smartphone, as well as showing the items last seen location on a map.
Find out more at www.mylupo.com  or follow on Twitter @mylupo


Glimpse provides a unique solution to get people moving during digital activities.

Find out more at www.glimpseinteractive.co.uk or follow on Twitter @Glimpsei

Healthy Nibbles

Healthy Nibbles is an innovator within vending and subscription snacks; SMARTvending machines stocked with healthy, sustainable products – delivering SMARTeating.
Find out more at www.healthynibbles.co.uk  or follow on Twitter @healthy_nibbles


Mallzee is the original and biggest fashion Tinder. With hundreds of thousands of shoppers, over 200 stores and a million products, Mallzee is the ultimate personal shopper in your pocket.
Find out more at www.mallzee.com or follow on Twitter @Mallzee


Metix is a medtech company focused on providing clinicians with high-tech devices to improve patients’ quality of life. The first product in a family of medical grade multi-parameter vital signs monitors is COREMED® Aid, which aims to change where emergency medicine begins.
Find out more at www.metixmedical.co.uk  or follow on Twitter @MetixMedical


Small businesses use nearly half of their energy out of office hours, much of which is wasted. NetThings makes web enabled monitoring and control solutions to save customers over 10% on their bills.

Find out more at www.netthings.co.uk  or follow on Twitter @Net_Things


Onyu is a mobile and desktop application that delivers a secure and frictionless way to store personal details. Onyu’s cutting-edge security allows users to store any information from contact details, logins, and passport information, with the confidence that it cannot be viewed, used or sold to third-parties.

Find out more at www.onyu.com   or follow on Twitter @connectonyu


Parkure has the sole mission of finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

Find out more at www.parkure.co.uk  or follow on Twitter @ParkureUK

Shot Scope

Shot Scope’s patent-pending wearable technology automatically collects scoring and statistical data from golf players. Upon completion of a round, data is automatically uploaded to the Shot Scope website or mobile app, allowing players to focus on the golf.

Find out more at www.shotscope.com  or follow on Twitter @shotscope

Snap Dragon Monitoring

SnapDragon tackles the sale of counterfeit goods on e-commerce portals using registered intellectual property. SnapDragon monitors, reports and searches for any infringing products.

Find out more at www.snapdragon-ip.com or follow on Twitter @snapdragon_ip


SoDash helps companies manage social media using artificial intelligence to organise messages therein streamlining workflows.
Find out more at www.sodash.com  or follow on Twitter @sodash

Spot Sensor Technologies

AirSpot is a low cost, ultra-low energy air quality sensor device for use in a network of towns and cities to improve health and well-being.

Find out more at www.spotsensors.com  or follow on Twitter @spotsensors


Swipii offers big data to small shops with its all-in-one iPad-based loyalty, CRM and marketing tool for independent retailers.

Find out more at www.swipiicard.com  or follow on Twitter @Swipiicard


Topolytics software makes managing and disclosing information on industrial environmental risk easy and intuitive.

Find out more at www.topoloytics.com  or follow on Twitter @topolytics

Urban Tide

The U Smart Data Platform mines, manages and monetises the value in city data by removing siloed systems.

Find out more at www.theurbantide.com or follow on Twitter @UrbanTide

UWI Technology

UWI Label is a simple smart label, removing doubt as to when time-sensitive items are first opened, saving money and reducing waste on a global scale.

Find out more at www.uwitechnology.com  or follow on Twitter @UWILabel


WeAreTheFuture is a global entrepreneurship organisation that organises international summits to inspire and connect Entrepreneurs across the world.

Find out more at www.wearethefuture.org.uk  or follow on Twitter @WATF_

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