Footfalls & Heartbeats has been selected for participation in Pitch@Palace


Footfalls & Heartbeats has been selected for participation in Pitch@Palace, The Duke of York’s initiative to help start-up businesses - please vote now to help Footfalls & Heartbeats win the People's Choice Award!

Pitch@Palace, established by The Duke of York to support entrepreneurs in the development of their business ideas, has opened the voting for the People’s Choice Award. People are able to vote for their favourite business idea.  The winner will be announced at St James’s Palace on 25 April. The theme for Pitch@Palace 7.0 is ‘human tech’, so all of the entrepreneurs’ business ideas explore the potential impact of technology on improving our lives.

Footfalls & Heartbeats, a smart-fabrics business, develops patent protected technology where "the textile is the sensor". The team is transforming the way healthcare professionals carry out treatment and rehabilitate patients.

Simon McMaster, Founder of Footfalls & Heartbeats says, “My dream is to change the world, to allow science to make lives better and by making them better to unleash the potential that lives within all of us. We have the power to do this by improving the health and wellbeing of individuals with our unique textile sensor. Winning the People’s Choice Award will give us the investment and support that we need to accelerate development so that we can help others more quickly.”

Pitch@Palace was founded by HRH to provide a platform for entrepreneurs, to present their innovative business ideas to an audience of CEOS, Investors, Angels and Influencers. Attendees have the ability to catapult the entrepreneurs’ ideas to the next level, whether they be potential mentors, investors, or business partners.

Please vote for Footfalls & Heartbeats today at 

The Duke of York said:

"I am immensely proud of the achievements of the Entrepreneurs in the Pitch@Palace 7.0 programme.  In less than three years, there have been over 500 pitches at events all over the United Kingdom and they have shone a light on the diversity and imagination across the country, clearly demonstrating that pursuing an idea or dream can be realised with knowledge and determination. I wish all those taking part in the People's Choice Award and the final of Pitch 7.0, every success