Pitch@Palace in Sunderland (18th January 2017)

Thanks to the good guys at Sunderland Software City, ‘Pitch@Palace On Tour’ will have its first event of the year at their Sunderland Software Centre headquarters on the 18th January 2017.


Pitch@Palace gives founders the chance to get their tech business or idea in front of a global audience of influencers who can catapult it to the next level.

Established by The Duke of York, in less than three years Pitch@Palace has helped over 247 businesses grow, with some now enjoying huge global success.

Each Pitch@Palace has a different theme, and the theme for Pitch@Palace 7.0 is ‘Human Tech’, which will explore the potential impact of technology in our everyday lives – focusing on three key areas:

  • Tech supporting our everyday needs – our health, our education, our environment
  • Tech making our lives more efficient – connecting up our homes via the Internet of things, improving our communications, wearable tech solutions, and robotics
  • Tech augmenting our experience of the world – through virtual reality and artificial intelligence

The Process:


If you have a start-up that falls under the theme of ‘Human Tech’, then apply online at www.pitchatpalace.com/apply before 2nd January 2017.

Pitch@Palace On Tour Sunderland

Up to 20 applicants will be selected to deliver a three-minute pitch about their business to an audience of judges and guests (including businesses, investors, mentors and media) at the event at the Sunderland Software Centre on the 18 January 2017.

During the event, the judges and audience will vote for up to three finalists to automatically attend the Pitch@Palace Boot Camp. The remaining entrepreneurs are then entered into a pool for further Boot Camp selection. Pitch@Palace On Tour Sunderland is an excellent opportunity for businesses from the North East to develop useful business links and interact with the Pitch@Palace team.

Pitch@Palace 7.0

All businesses selected for Pitch@Palace Boot Camp are invited to Pitch@Palace 7.0, held at St James’s Palace on Tuesday 25 April 2017. Judges will select 12-15 businesses to pitch at the event and the winner of the People’s Choice Award (a vote open to the public, who can view each Entrepreneur’s pitch video and vote for their favourite) is also announced.

If you think you’ve got a business or idea that could change the world visit www.pitchatpalace.com/apply and apply. If you have any questions please contact billy.webber@sunderlandsoftwarecity.com or call 0191 562 3345.

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