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Entrepreneurs and start-ups invited to make their dreams a reality at Pitch@Palace On Tour Devon

Kindly contributed by Devon County Council.

Entrepreneurs and business start-ups are being invited to apply for Pitch@Palace 11.0 On Tour Devon, in Exeter on Monday 18 February 2019, to help make their business dreams become a reality.

The event will be hosted by Exeter College in partnership with the University of Exeter, on behalf of SETsquared Exeter, part of SETsquared, the award-winning business incubation network run by five leading research-led UK universities. Twice ranked as the Global No. 1 Business Incubator.

Pitch@Palace is an initiative founded by The Duke of York, to amplify and accelerate the work of entrepreneurs. Its aim is to guide, help and connect Entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with potential supporters, including CEOs, influencers, angels, mentors and business partners.

It costs nothing to apply and the deadline for applications to Pitch@Palace 110.  On Tour Devon is Wednesday 6 February 2019.

You can find the application form on the Pitch@Palace website – https://pitchatpalace.com/

David Fursdon, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, said:

“Our role is to support great things going on in Devon on behalf of the Queen. This includes great businesses. It is therefore exciting news that Pitch@Palace, an initiative founded by The Duke of York, is coming to Exeter to encourage and help the start-up enterprises for which we are becoming well known.”

John Laramy, Exeter College Principal and Chief Executive said:

“Exeter College is delighted to host Pitch@Palace 11.0 On Tour Devon, supporting Entrepreneurs and start-ups to have the chance to fulfil their dreams.

“Our mission is to shape the future of education by delivering excellence in all aspects of our work, in order to realise the ambitions of our learners, city and region. By hosting this type of event, we are playing our role in supporting business start-ups and economic growth across the region.”

Speaking of the opportunity to support the upcoming Pitch@Palace Event, Sean Fielding, Director of Innovation, Impact and Business at the University of Exeter said:

“We are delighted to welcome His Royal Highness to Exeter and to have the opportunity to collaborate with Exeter College on such a prestigious event.  The University is committed to fostering entrepreneurship and building an entrepreneurial community in our region.”

Pitch@Palace On Tour events provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to learn about the programme, make their initial pitch, connect with local stakeholders and begin to receive mentoring to develop their business.

Up to three entrepreneurs from Pitch@Palace On Tour Devon will be selected by a panel of judges to progress to Pitch@Palace 11.0 Boot Camp in London In May and Pitch@Palace 11.0 at St James’s Palace.

Those not selected will still be considered by the judges to make up the remaining places at Boot Camp.

Since it launched, Pitch@Palace has helped 785 entrepreneurs to create 3,669 new jobs and generate over £890 million of new economic activity.

To find out more about Pitch@Palace visit their website.

There, you will find details about how to apply.

Or you can get in touch via email, at support@pitchatpalace.com

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