Women Angels Investing in the North

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A showpiece Investment Forum brought forward by Fund Her North, NorthInvest, Innovation SuperNetwork, UKBAA, & GC Angels

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Fund Her North, supported by NorthInvest, The Innovation SuperNetwork, GC Angels and The UKBAA are delighted to present the Women Angels Investing in the North Investment Forum.

Join leading women from the investment industry to explore how more women can come together to focus on angel investing and support the Northern Powerhouse regions, as well as highlighting the pros and cons of raising investment in this current landscape.

In addition to this, there will be a discussion from a panel of female entrepreneurs emphasising the need for more women angel investors and improving the gender balance in the early stage ecosystem in the UK.

This forum will provide the perfect setting for hearing from experienced women angel investors, and investment experts on how to navigate through the details of angel investing and explore the potential for more women to become a part of the success of building early stage business growth.


9:30-9:40 - Welcome from Jenny Tooth

9:40-10:00 - Introductions from Helen Oldham, Jordan Dargue and Estelle Blanks

10:00-10:45 - Panel Discussion, hosted by Jenny Tooth: Breaking the barriers to Angel Investing for Women

Jess Jackson - GC Angels

Sarah Jones - Angel Investor

Tia Patterson - Angel Investor

10:45 - 11:15 Keynote Speaker

11.15 - 11.30 - Comfort Break

11:30 - 12:15 Panel Discussion, hosted by Estelle Blanks: Raising investment in an unbalanced landscape and unlocking the potential for female entrepreneurs.

Chloe Barrett - Immersify Education (Manchester)

Becky Baker - K9 Nation (Leeds)

Vicky Wilson - Settl’d (Newcastle)

Amy Whittell (Collctiv)

12:15 - 1:00 - Panel Session hosted by Jordan Dargue: In response to the Women in Investment Code, improving the gender balance in the early stage investment ecosystem in the UK, and exploring the myths of angel investing

Helen Oldham - NorthInvest

Sarah Hex - Mercia

Sarah Hardy - Arch Angels

Gillian Fleming - Mint Ventures

1:00pm - 1:05pm Closing remarks

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Organiser NorthInvest

Organiser of Women Angels Investing in the North

Founded in 2016 by Professor Adam Beaumont and aligned with the Northern Powerhouse, NorthInvest is a not-for-profit angel investment organisation that helps early stage tech and digital start-ups raise equity investment.

We connect start-ups based in the North of England with our community of angel investors and mentors. We offer free investor-readiness coaching, facilitate introductions to specialist partners, and manage the investment process at no cost to start-ups.

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