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Meet the Funders

Date: 22nd September 2015
Location: Honours Room, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PX
Time: 10:45am - 12:30pm
Theme: Access to finance

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Venturefest Manchester, led by the Business Growth Hub with support from Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network has partnered with the government-backed Business Growth Service to help attract finance and investment for growing businesses. 

Businesses have the opportunity to have one to one "speed pitching" sessions with a range of funding providers at the free Meet the Funder event, taking place at Venturefest Manchester on the 22nd of September 2015.  

Businesses from the North West and across the UK are encouraged to apply to be considered to take part in Meet the Funder and have the chance to present their business to appropriate funders who will be pre-matched to the business opportunity. Funders include a range of venture capitalists, angel investors, crowd funders, asset finance, start up loans, banks, asset finance and grant providers, all of whom are focused on investing in strong growth potential businesses. 

Venturefest Manchester and the Business Growth Service will bring up to 25 key funding providers to the event. Confirmed so far include Crowdcube, Market Invoice, Seneca Partners, Just Loans, Angels Den, Urica and many more.

Applications are invited from growth ambitious limited companies, partnerships, charities and social enterprises and applications will close on 31st of August 2015.  Successful applicants will be matched with the most appropriate funders to meet on the day and will also be invited to attend a free pitch training session before the event with specialist finance advisors from the Business Growth Service.

Venturefest Manchester is part of a national network of innovation conferences supported by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, and the Knowledge Transfer Network.  

To apply to Meet the Funder, register your company details now and you will be sent an application form to complete with details of your business.

Please be aware that by booking onto a workshop you automatically have access to the main Venturefest event and Innovation Showcase. To find out more about Venturefest Manchester 2015 please click here.



10:45 - Workshop begins

11:20 - Break

11:40 - workshop continues

12:30 - End of workshop

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