Applications open for Pitch@Palace 9.0 – Data, Intelligence and the Future of Security

Innovative entrepreneurs and businesses from Sheffield City Region can apply to showcase their Big Data security solutions at St James’ Palace to an audience made up from entrepreneurship, technology, media and investment bodies.

Run by the Defence and Security Accelerator, Pitch@Palace 9.0 is the ninth in the series of the Pitch@Palace opportunities. It focuses on Big Data and the future of privacy, security and defence, with focus on the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Machine learning
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cyber security
  • Blockchain
  • Defence
  • Cloud
  • 3D printing

How does it work?

Pitch@Palace aims to turn your business idea into reality by providing guidance and exposure. It culminates with the opportunity to pitch your idea at St James’ Palace.

Successful applicants will be invited to initial Mentoring sessions to network with Pitch@Palace Alumni and Elevators. They will support you through the process and help you to develop your idea.

You will then be invited to attend one of three On Tour events, which aim to connect entrepreneurs with local stakeholders. These will be held in Cheltenham, London and Huddersfield. From here, 42 entrepreneurs will be selected to go through to Boot Camp in Manchester.

Each Boot Camp attendee will be given the opportunity to pitch at St James’ Palace, with 12 entrepreneurs given a three-minute slot in front of the influential audience. The remaining 30 entrepreneurs will each have 30 second slots to showcase their idea.

Full details are available on the Pitch@Palace website.

Pitch@Palace can also be followed on Twitter.

Watch the video below to see what happened at Pitch@Palace 8.0.

How can I apply?

Applications can be made via the Pitch@Palace website. Submit your Pitch@Palace 9.0 application now.

The deadline for applications is currently Wednesday 17 January 2018.

To find out about other business support on offer in the Sheffield City Region, please contact the Growth Hub Gateway team on 03330 00 00 39 or send them an email.