Angels@Essex hosts British Business Bank Finance week – Equity for Growth – the Role of VC Capital

The secrets of start-up success and business and how to grow young businesses will be revealed at an exciting breakfast briefing, forming part of the British Business Bank Finance Week series.

Top speakers from tech venture capitalist firms and University of Essex spinouts will speak at the hotly anticipated free conference.

Register to join the meeting either in person or via Zoom

A panel of disruptors and seasoned boardroom experts will share their secrets at the British Business Bank breakfast briefing series on Equity for Growth – the Role of VC Capital.

Organised by our Angels@Essex programme – which matches promising firms with influential investors – the event will allow founders to pick the brains of the expert panel.

The platform has raised £21m for 38 innovators across the globe since launching in 2020.

Business Support Manager, John Stenhouse, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Essex founders to meet real investors in a Dragons Den style event in front of cameras, with the extra potential to reach a global audience soon afterwards. Only made possible by the University of Essex, Angels@Essex unique equity investment platform, the only free UK platform of its kind”

Taking place on 9 November at the Innovation Centre on the Colchester Campus the talk will be both live and virtual, with refreshments on offer.

This will be followed by a private pitch event, which will see five firms bid for cash at an event for BritAsiaTV.

Companies offering food waste solutions, kerbside electric car charging, DNA testing, space optimisation solutions and legal recording tech will all be looking to impress investors.

Each will have seven minutes to bid for a slice of £2.5m in the seven-minute crunch meeting.

Five pitches as per the attached pitch list. Each will have 7 minutes to pitch plus question time.

These shall be aired on Freeview and Sky at a later date.