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FinanceCamp North East 2017
Wed 24 May 2017, 08:30 – 17:00 BST
FinanceCamp makes it easier and speedier for businesses to get hold of the money they need to grow.
It's a programme of preparation that culminates in an exciting event – FinanceCamp on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at Ramside Hall, Durham – where businesses with bright ideas meet lenders who want to lend and investors who want to invest. Whether you need a £1,000 start-up loan or a multi-million pound equity funding round, you're on the right path to the right funder.
We'll give you the knowledge and tools to explore the different sources of funding available to you, weigh up what fits you best and prepare your business for investment. Then, when you're fully prepared, we'll introduce you to the people who can make it happen.
Who is it for?
FinanceCamp is open to all enterprises in all sectors: large and small, well established and newly launched, commercial and non-profit making. The programme is flexible to suit your business’s needs and to get what you want from it. Knowledge. Opportunities. Contacts. Investment.
What happens next?
Once you apply, we’ll be in touch to discuss how you can make the most of FinanceCamp.
We’ll spend some time getting to know your business and identifying how we can help you to prepare for investment. We’ll find out what type of finance you’re looking for and establish the type of investors you’d like to meet.
Then we’ll invite you to a series of workshops where you’ll be able to:
· explore your finance options
· strengthen your proposition
· prepare your pitch
· polish your presentation skills
Growth Hub Live: Accessing Finance
Wednesday 26 April - BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
At our Growth Hub Live: Accessing Finance drop-in session you’ll be able to speak to a whole series of experts. They will give you answers to any questions you might have on topics affecting your business plan including intellectual property, law, accountancy and market research.
Then join us for our big event on Wednesday 24 May at Ramside Hall to:
· meet face to face with the investors who are matched to your business
· hear words of wisdom and warning from other companies who’ve raised finance in the past
· meet new contacts and experts to explore new opportunities
Who's behind it?
FinanceCamp is delivered by the Innovation SuperNetwork, the people behind the region’s annual innovation conference VentureFest North East, and other activities designed to boost the economic prosperity of the region.
FinanceCamp was designed to build on the popularity of VentureFest’s investor introductions, providing more funding opportunities throughout the year and accelerating the rate of innovation within the region’s businesses.
In 2016 we organised more than 400 investor meetings.
FinanceCamp has been developed with input from businesses and a wide range of enterprise organisations, both local and national. It's supported by Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network, North East LEP and North East BIC, with part funding from the European Regional Development Fund.
For more details on how FinanceCamp can help your business visit www.financecamp.co.uk