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Speaker's Biography:

HRH The Duke of York, KG

The Duke of York works to encourage economic growth and support the creation of skilled jobs. His Royal Highness focuses his activity on three core areas: education and skills; entrepreneurship; and science, technology and engineering. The Duke of York considers it essential to develop a culture of entrepreneurship to provide new opportunities as technology allows traditional business to become more efficient. His Royal Highness founded Pitch@Palace to support entrepreneurs with the amplification and acceleration of their business ideas by connecting them with potential supporters including angels, mentors or key business contacts. Many of the most successful entrepreneurs in Britain have emerged from world-class innovation. The Duke of York subsequently introduced the Pitch@Palace Global program, which seeks to build links between entrepreneurs around the world and create new trade opportunities between the UK and the rest of the world.