Growth Hub Investment Readiness Workshops

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The GBSLEP Growth Hub, in partnership with Midven and Natwest, are launching a series of Investment Readiness workshops for businesses seeking investment.

Entrepreneurs in Greater Birmingham and Solihull are invited to register for the this two-day workshop, where they will gain a better understanding of what investors are actually looking for, gain clarity on the whole process of raising investment and learn how to prepare your early-stage business to investors.

Who can attend?

This event is for:

  • Business that are already trading and generating revenues
  • Seeking finance to growth to the level

The free two-day workshop will take place:

Venue - NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator - 7 Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2TZ

Time - 9am to 5pm

Dates - 25th November and 29th November 2019


The sessions will cover:

  • The different types of investment available; Equity, Grants, Debt etc
  • What all the terminology means
  • How to create a structured and strategic business plan
  • How to create achievable financial forecasts
  • What investors look for in a pitch and how to pitch successfully
  • How to structure your company legally to ensure a smooth investment process
  • Expert advice on Employment law

Lead Partners:


Midven is a leading provider of venture capital funding to both early stage and established fast growing small and medium sized businesses in the West Midlands. Assisting businesses with fund raising and areas of business development, Midven offers support to entrepreneurs the support they need.


The workshop will take place at a Natwest Entrepreneur Accelerator hub. The Accelerator programme is a 6-month programme for entrepreneurs with high growth business who are looking to scale up.

Maven Capital Partners

Maven Capital Partners is an independent asset manager providing flexible equity and loan finance packages to SMEs in the UK, supporting businesses at any stage of their growth cycle and helping them achieve their business goals.


BCRS provides business loans from £10,000 to £150,000 to West Midlands based businesses and helps enable businesses to grow and prosper. BCRS loans are offered to businesses making a positive contribution to the social, environmental or economic well-being of the West Midlands.

Mercia Technologies

If you're looking for finance to get your product or company started, it's more likely you will require equity-based funding. Mercia Technologies provides leads on the Proof of Concept fund early stage, providing equity finance up to £750,000.

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund, is an initiative launched by the government-owned British Business Bank. MEIF provides funding for small businesses between 2017 and 2022, and aims to boost the region’s econom

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