Make your tech pitch palatial

19 July, 2017

A Royal invitation to success awaits WA’s best entrepreneurs.

Pitch at Palace will hit the east coast of Australia for the first time in September, providing tech businesses less than five years old with a platform to connect with potential supporters, including CEOs, influencers, angels, mentors and business partners.

The event was started by the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, in 2014 in the UK and has since gone global.

Interested businesses must apply for one of the east coast events by August 1 and the 12 most impressive applicants will be selected to pitch to a panel at Pitch at Palace Australia on September 28.

Winning applicants will also be invited to attend a boot camp to hone their pitch.

Winners from each global pitch event will be invited to attend the Pitch at Palace Global at St James’s Palace in the UK on 6 December.

To improve the chances of a WA business taking the top gong, Perth Angels and CCI have teamed up to provide support to CCI members who get the opportunity to pitch.

Perth Angels chairman Greg Riebe says any members who apply and get shortlisted will be provided with pitch coaching.

He encourages any business who fits the profile to take the reins of this opportunity because of its huge potential.

“What makes this so important is that for any early stage business to be able to grow it needs to get market connections,” he says.

“With the profile of the Duke those businesses will be able to build their own profile through the press of the program.

“And with the connections they’ll make, they will be able to get valuable market introductions, including global ones.”

Any successful application should contact CCI to arrange pitch coaching.

►Want to get involved? Visit the event website for more information and to apply.