In this focused group session, IUKE will present the support they offer to startups, giving particular focus on how to create a compelling case for funding and raise capital from venture capitalists and other equity investors.
Innovate UK EDGE and accessing its support (Karen Boakes)
Innovate UK Edge helps innovation-driven businesses to grow at pace and make step changes towards scale. We offer one-to-one, bespoke, and intensive support and coaching to businesses that have witnessed or are expecting to witness strong growth. Your Innovation Growth Specialist will help you to identify the most effective strategy to accelerate your business’ growth and maximise potential.
Businesses can be an early stage, growth stage or scaling businesses with up to 500 employees and may or may not have been in receipt of Innovate UK funding. Whilst we provide specialist ‘wrap-around’ activities to businesses in receipt of Innovate UK funding, our coaching and mentoring support are also accessible to other innovative high-growth potential and scaling businesses.
Funding and finance for game-changing growth (Stephanie Aldridge)
If you establish with your Innovation and Growth Specialist that securing funding and finance is pivotal to your growth, we can help you to develop an approach along with an action plan. And we can help you identify regional and national connections to help you realise your ambitions.
Equity finance is often an appropriate way to unleash game-changing growth for innovation-focused companies. Our specialists are well-equipped to help innovation-focused businesses establish an approach to investment that realises their growth potential. Our investment readiness support pathway includes our Invest-Ability intensive training programme, Pitch Panels for investment pitching to sector specialist investors, and our online investment and collaboration tool, Portfolio.
Q&A and discussion
Following the two presentations by IUKE, plenty of time will be reserved for Q&As and discussion. If you need to discuss your particular fundraising case privately, Stephanie will be available for a 1:2:1 after the event. Please send her an email to book: Stephanie.Aldridge@innovateukedge.ukri.org.