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5G Innovation Centre

University of Surrey

Guildford Surrey

GU2 7XH

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Accessing funding to help scale or start a business can be challenging for anyone, but it is a particular barrier to success for gaming entrepreneurs.

According to a recent gaming industry survey, access to finance is the leading obstacle to success for UK games companies in 2018.

This event is designed to help you overcome funding problems. It can encourage and inform entrepreneurs and businesses from all gaming backgrounds about how and where to access finance.

Join us for food, drinks and a chance to meet innovative funders who can provide you with the finance your business is looking for.



The highlight of the evening will be a panel discussion with:

  • key financers giving practical support as to how to access debt and equity funding from traditional and alternative sources;

  • business support providers who can support you during your business journey, every step of the way; and

  • successful games companies sharing their experiences of securing funding.



Who will be there?

Some of the Lenders who will be providing practical advice about raising finance include:

High Street Bank

  • Barclays Bank - to give the traditional view of business lending.

Trade Finance

  • Bibby Finance - insight to those selling or doing business abroad.

Specialist Lender

  • FastPay - A US lender now working in the UK who specialise in media businesses.

Alternative Lenders

  • Nucleus - Contract Finance and Secured Finance.


Some of the Gaming business who will be providing inside from their own experience:

More names to be announced soon


Some of the business support providers who will be giving insight into the support available to gaming business:



About the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing at the University of Surrey

Surrey’s Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) is an internationally recognised leader in audio-visual machine perception research.

CVSSP is developing some of the most exciting and ground-breaking technologies from facial recognition for security and medical imaging understanding for cancer detection, through to 3D Spatial Audio and 3D reconstruction from video to enable visual-effects production in films and VR. Our Centre is one of the largest in the UK with over 120 researchers and a grant portfolio in excess of £21M, bringing together a unique combination of cutting-edge sound and vision expertise.



Throughout the evening there will be a chance to network at a funding fair with a host of market-leading funders, investors and other like-minded entrepreneurs.


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