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Funding for Innovation - EuroScience Open Forum

Date: 27th July 2016
Location: Manchester Central, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX
Time: 8:30am - 9:30am
Theme: Access to finance

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Business Growth Hub workshop: Funding for innovation
08:30am - 09:30am

As part of Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF), the Hub are running a workshop to highlight how opportunities for businesses to raise capital and secure investment have never been more varied. Banks and capital markets are no longer the only routes to secure finance for growth, the emergence of ‘alternative finance’ routes and an increasing opportunity to consider investment give businesses greater freedom than ever before. 

This session will provide an overview of early stage funding markets such as business angels, venture capital and corporate investment for seed, start up and early growth businesses and look at what businesses can do to ensure they are investment ready.

Your personal invite

Business Growth Hub would like to offer you a personal invite to attend this workshop which takes place at The EuroScience Open Forum on 27 July. This invitation comes with complimentary entrance to the ESOF Exhibition area valued at £75.

Euroscience Open Forum

From 24 – 27 July 2016 Europe’s largest science conference dedicated to scientific research, The EuroScience Open Forum, comes to the UK for the first time and will be held at Manchester Central.

ESOF provides a unique opportunity for the scientific community from around the globe to engage with one another, explore the latest thinking and debate new discoveries. It is expected that the event will bring together more than 4,500 leading minds from innovators, researchers, academics policy makers, journalists and educators from over 90 countries. 

The Euroscience Open Forum explores a diverse range of key industry sectors for Manchester, the UK as a whole and industries for which future breakthroughs in science and technology will have major impact.

There will be many key note speakers featured throughout the conference. A full list of the speakers can be found here.

Please be aware that this invitation is only valid once you have confirmed your booking, and is for one place. Due to the monetary value of the ticket please make sure that you are able to attend before confirming your place. If you would like to attend the full conference you can upgrade to a day delegate pass - further information can be provided on confirmation.


08:30am  Welcome, Facilitator, Business Growth Hub

08:35am Overview of early stage funding market

08:45am The role of Business Angels

09:05am Rise of Alternative Investment Platforms

09:15am Case Study

09:30am End of Session

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