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In 2014, The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace to provide a platform to amplify and accelerate the work of Entrepreneurs. Pitch@Palace gives Entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet the people who can help make their business dreams become a reality. Pitch@Palace guides, helps and connects Entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with potential supporters, including CEOs, Influencers, Angels, Mentors and Business Partners.

42 talented Entrepreneurs are selected for each event and, following participation, remain within the Pitch@Palace for future support and development. Alumni Entrepreneurs continue to receive ongoing support, introductions and connections to the Pitch@Palace UK and Global network.

The Duke of York has frequently demonstrated that he is strongly committed to developing links between the UK and China. The Duke of York is the second member of the British Royal Family to visit China after the visit of the Queen of England in 1986. His Royal Highness works to build economic prosperity by focusing on Young People & Skills, Science, Technology & Engineering and Entrepreneurship. On April 5th, 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping met HRH The Duke of York at the Great Hall of the People. The Duke of York introduced the Pitch@Palace project to the President and expressed his wish to bring Pitch@Palace to China as part of the effort to build stronger links between Chinese and British Entrepreneurs 2017.


Pitch@Palace China 3.0

Pitch@Palace China 3.0 is taking place on 14 April 2019 at the Wuzhou Guest House in Shenzhen, China. Ahead of that, the Entrepreneurs will receive support and mentoring, and were able to practice their Pitches at Pitch@Palace China 3.0 Boot Camp (11-12 April).

The theme of Pitch@Palace China 3.0 is The Future of Technology. Pitch@Palace China 3.0 aims to discover Entrepreneurs that have identified opportunities in the following areas:

·        Agriculture, Energy and Renewables Technology

·        Consumer and Industrial IoT

·        Consumer and Industrial Products and Services

·        Cyber Security, Data Management and Analytics

·        Fintech and Blockchain

·        Health, Fitness and Medical Technology

·        Media and Educational Technology

·        Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality

The Pitch@Palace China Semi-Final was held in PHBS at our main Shenzhen Campus on 12th April 2019. Of the 42 competitors seeking an investment to bring their innovative ideas to life, 12 have been chosen to go through to the final. The Duke of York gave a riveting opening address to kick off the Semi-Final and after all the presentations, announced which of the 12 entrepreneurs that would go through to the Final to pitch for 3 minutes. The remaining 30 Entrepreneurs will pitch for 30 seconds.

The Entrepreneurs selected to Pitch for 3 minutes at Pitch@Palace China 3.0 are:

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Find out more information about all 42 of the Entrepreneurs here:

It has been wonderful for PHBS to host such interesting and innovative entrepreneurs on our Shenzhen Campus, something which we hope will continue for years to come. Thank you very much to The Duke of York for selecting PHBS Shenzhen to be a part of such a historic event. Congratulations to all of the Entrepreneurs taking part, we are looking forward to seeing all of the pitch’s in the final in a couple of days’ time!


Last modified: 2019-05-17 14:46:38 by Zoe TooneCreated at: 2019-04-12 12:25:50

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