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The Starrag Bell Rings Out For Entrepreneurs As AMRC Stages Pitch@Palace Event

The Starrag Bell Rings Out For Entrepreneurs As AMRC Stages Pitch@Palace Event

Added to MTDCNC by Starrag UK Limited on 27 October 2016

The message that the Starrag Bell that adorns the reception area of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing is not just an ornament was heard loud and clear recently when HRH the Duke of York hosted his latest Pitch@Palace event for entrepreneurs at the high-technology site in Sheffield.

Prince Andrew founded Pitch@Palace to support entrepreneurs by connecting them with potential supporters. The most recent event, at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, saw 17 entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to more than 130 invited guests, including His Royal Highness and Professor Keith Ridgway CBE, executive chairman of the AMRC Group.

Each pitch lasted three minutes and the Starrag Bell – the memento presented to Professor Ridgway by Starrag UK when the Swiss-based machine tool builder and technology solutions provider became a Tier 1 Partner of the AMRC more than 10 years ago – was struck by a robot every three minutes, to signify the end of each pitch.

Prince Andrew founded the initiative in 2014 and introduced Pitch@Palace On Tour in September 2015. The regional events aim to connect local stakeholders to entrepreneurs and to provide mentoring with the development of their businesses. So far, more than 100 entrepreneurs have pitched their ideas.

As part of its Tier 1 status with the AMRC Group, Starrag UK has supplied a number of machines to centres on the Advanced Manufacturing Park: a HEC 800 HV MT multi-tasking horizontal machining centre, a HEC 1800 horizontal machining centre and a VC 5000 MC V vertical turning lathe with five-axis milling head to the Nuclear AMRC; and a ZT 1000 five axis machining centre, an ECOSPEED 2538 aluminium profiler, a STC1250 five axis machining centre and a LX051 blade machining centre for the AMRC with Boeing centre.

The Starrag Bell rang out for Pitch@Palace entrepreneurs at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing

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