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12th April 2018 - Investment for Innovation Workshop

Date : 12/04/2018
Event type : Workshop
Duration (hours) : 4
Cost (£) : Free
 
 

This workshop will look at the options available for investing in innovation and what a business can do to ensure that it is ‘investment ready’. The workshop needs to be interactive and provide tools and techniques that can be applied within the business.

  • Financial business planning, what is required and why
  • Introduction to different types of finance, e.g.
  • Loans
  • Equity, e.g. business angel network
  • Proof of concept (Midlands Engine Investment Fund)
  • Grants, e.g. through the project, Innovate UK
  • Investment readiness – what does the business need to do/have in place to ensure that it ready for investment including preparing the business case, presentations.
  • Resource implications of managing investment

This workshop will be presented by Russell Copley. Russell is an experienced business funding advisor, having helped dozens of businesses to raise growth funding through grants, loans and business equity.

In the past 12 months alone he has helped several clients to raise finance through Start-Up Loans; supported over £250,000 of fund raising through Funding Circle; helped one client through the ordeals of TV’s Dragons Den; secured over £200,000 of business equity investment and nearly £1m of commercial loan finance. Russell’s experience in helping businesses to become “investment ready” has led to him being appointed to the new Regional Advisory Board for the Midlands Engine Investment Fund.

This workshop is part of the Innovate Northamptonshire project which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and aims to promote research and innovation within small and medium sized enterprises across Northamptonshire.

To be eligible to attend this workshop companies must:
- Be registered or trade from a Northamptonshire address
- Be an SME (less than 250 employees and less than £42 mil turnover)

Venue: The University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street, Northampton, NN1 1SY

Time: 09:00 – 13:00

How to book: For further information or to book your place on this event please click here.

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