Unlocking Potential was delighted to work with St James’s Palace to organise a ground-breaking business event here in Cornwall attended by some of the region’s leading tech businesses, business leaders and HRH The Duke of York. At the event tech businesses were invited to pitch their business ideas to a panel of business leaders and Investors with the hope of getting through to the national Pitch@Palace final in London.
The winners were Easy Video, TouchByte, and Uzimatech, securing their place at Pitch@Palace Boot Camp on October 14th at Harwell Space Campus, Oxfordshire. During the bootcamp, the participating entrepreneurs received support and guidance in developing and accelerating their businesses.
Cornwall is one of just three locations across the UK to host a Pitch@Palace On Tour event (the others being held earlier in Sheffield and Belfast) in the run up to Pitch@Palace 6.0. More than fifty businesses applied to pitch at the event, and of the twenty selected to pitch on the day, twelve businesses were from Cornwall. Furthermore, two of the three finalists are Cornish, reflecting the hotbed of Cornish talent in the tech sector.
All the businesses selected to pitch at Pitch@Palace Boot Camp were able to attend the final networking event, held at St. James’s Palace on 2nd November. At this event a smaller selection of these businesses have pitched directly to an invited audience of investors, mentors and key business contacts.
The event would not have been possible without the support from our partners Oxford Innovation, who provided some fantastic mentoring support, as well as Superfast Business Cornwall, who also provided key support for the competing businesses.
Ultramed, Ivstitia, Hertzian, NCI Technologies, Feritech, Pixxcell, ADi Access, Online Orchestra, Round Table Games Studio, and Stormtide were the other Cornish businesses invited to pitch at the event.
Congratulations and a massive well done to all the entrepreneurs who pitched their business during the Pitch@Palace Cornwall On Tour event!
Photographs are courtesy of Suzanne Johnson Photography.