Scheme gives Northern Ireland tech companies the chance to pitch directly to Prince Andrew

Paul Brewster of Pure Marine was a previous winner Technology start-ups from Northern Ireland will have the chance to compete for a place on a high profile entrepreneurship programme run by Prince Andrew. Shortlisted companies will deliver pitches at Hillsborough Castle later this month as part of the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace initiative. Share Go To The scheme was launched in 2014 and has helped scores of new businesses to access investment, advice and mentoring. Some have gone on to huge global success, including London-based artificial intelligence specialist Magic Pony which was recently acquired by Twitter for a reported $150m (£113m). In total, Pitch@Palace companies have created almost 350 jobs and reached £124m in turnover. Writing on the programme’s website, the Duke of York said: “A more entrepreneurial economy and…


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