“Supporting a more general culture of Entrepreneurship in the UK is vital to our future prosperity” The Duke of York

Pitch@Palace 9.0 – The Results

Technology continues to change the way businesses work, making them more efficient, requiring fewer employees. Growth in job opportunities is therefore likely to come from building a more entrepreneurial economy.  HRH seeks to support and raise the profile of start-up businesses, amplify the excellent work being done to support early-stage entrepreneurship, and act as an accelerant for entrepreneurs and new businesses.

What is The Duke of York supporting?

The Duke works with entrepreneurs to support the amplification and acceleration of their activities. HRH engages with a broad range of organisations providing programmes and schemes which facilitate the growth of smaller entrepreneurial ventures and companies, including accelerators and incubators.

The Duke also supports providers of entrepreneurially focused education, who strive to teach individuals of all ages the skill set required to pursue successful business endeavours. HRH engages with these providers, amplifies the opportunities they offer, recognises the success of their students, and encourages wider support from businesses and other stakeholders.

The Duke also leads on a range of initiatives to support and encourage entrepreneurial activity. These include :

  • iDEA
  • Pitch@Palace
  • The Duke of York New Entrepreneur Award
  • The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award

Click here for a full list of The Duke’s Entrepreneurship Patronages