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On Monday 19th September Seven Hills hosted a celebration of Pitch@Palace at an event attended by The Duke of York, founder of Pitch@Palace. His Royal Highness spoke about the history of the initiative and his vision for its future. Established in 2014, Pitch@Palace has helped over 205 businesses grow, with some now enjoying global success.

The event gathered Pitch@Palace Alumni, entrepreneurs, funders and media at The Trampery in EC1, to recognise the initiative that offers budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business idea to an audience of global influencers.

The evening was compered by Seven Hills co-founder Michael Hayman MBE and included a panel discussion chaired by BBC Presenter, Katie Derham who was joined by Eileen Burbidge MBE, chair of Tech City UK; Christian May, editor of City A.M. and Nick Giles, Seven Hills co-founder. The panellists provided insight into the present state of the UK entrepreneurial landscape and gave advice about what funders, founders and editors look for in Britain’s hot new start ups.

Charles Armstrong, founder of The Trampery, also spoke at the event and annouched the launch of a new partnership that will allow Pitch@Palace Alumni to use The Trampery as a co-working space.

Writing today in The Telegraph, The Duke of York outlined his motivations for starting Pitch@Palace, “Entrepreneurs still face a struggle to nurture and sustain their businesses in a fast-growing economy. The message must be that failure is not an end in itself but an essential part of the learning process.”

“Pitch@Palace is my response to the message that I have been receiving wherever I go: more is needed to support entrepreneurs at the early stage.”

To find out more about Pitch@Palace please click here.

You can also see our ‘Behind the Scenes at Pitch@Palace’ film here.


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The Duke of York with Seven Hills Advisory Board member, Eileen Burbidge MBE and Christian May, editor of City A.M. (r)  

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