LONDON — Even for experienced pitchers, [email protected] is tough

Entrepreneurs pitch in front of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, at the very imposing St. James’s Palace and anyone who strays even a word over the three-minute limit is interrupted by two trumpet-playing members of the Queen’s Guard (wearing their trademark bearskin hats). It’s not for the faint-hearted.

Fifteen finalists took on the challenge Monday night in the palace’s lavish red-and-gold picture gallery in front of Prince Andrew’s 300 guests – including a number of potential investors. All of the startups in the final were selected by a panel of judges from 200 UK applicants Read more…

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3 UK startups that pitched (and wowed) the palace