In partnership with Northstar Ventures, the Innovation SuperNetwork are running a series of free Funding workshops around the region that help prepare growing businesses for investment. Each of the workshops explore the different finance options available and provides the tools and knowledge to help on their funding journey.
We strongly recommend and can vouch for the proven benefits of attending the whole day, however the workshop is split into two half days. Lunch will only be provided for full day attendees. Please see an outline below:
Morning (9am – 12.30pm): Our finance and legal experts and will enable you to understand your funding options and offer top tips around the legalities of raising external finance. Get the chance to ask your burning questions to an experienced panel of investors and gain insight into what they look for in an investment.
Afternoon (12.30 – 4.30pm): The afternoon pitch training session will provide practical and invaluable tips to strengthen your all-important proposition.
Register your interest for this date or visit our website to link to an alternative date. Spaces are limited – we will be in touch to confirm your place. The series of workshop dates are as follows:
25th February 2020 – Baltimore House, Gateshead
30th April 2020 – Morpeth (venue tbc), Northumberland
30th June 2020 – Sunderland (venue tbc), Sunderland
30th September 2020 – Sedgefield (venue tbc), Durham
18th November 2020 – St James’ Park, Newcastle (at VentureFest North East)
Who are the workshops for?
The Funding workshops are open to North East SMEs of all sizes and sectors, from start-ups and social enterprises to growing and established businesses.
Once an SME has attended one of our funding workshops and is investor-ready, we can explore ways to work with them on a 1:1 basis, giving them an opportunity to connect directly with investors. We expertly match businesses to investors and can support in preparing their pitch.