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About the Hub

The Leeds Angel Hub is brought to you by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA), the trade body for early-stage investors and proudly supported by Investor Ladder, a community dedicated to actively supporting angel investors. The Hub has been brought to life as a space for like-minded Angel investors to connect, regardless of experience or investment goals. The hub stands as a testament to UKBAA’s commitment to supporting and catalysing early-stage investor connectivity within regional ecosystems.

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Supported by

Par Equity

Local Champion

Stuart Brown has worked with start-up, early-stage and high-growth technology businesses across the UK and Europe for the past 18 years, helping unlock investment from regional and national investors, plus connecting major influencers, investors and other key ecosystems across the North of the UK.
Stuart has led the raising of over £9m equity investment into 15 early-stage tech startup businesses (SEED to pre-Series A) via angel/HNWI investors, angel networks, family offices and early-stage venture capital funds from across the UK. Stuart is passionate about growing the tech economy in Northern England and helping founders navigate the fragmented regional early-stage funding landscape. As part of the angel group NorthInvest Stuart led numerous investments, including the largest exit achieved to date.
Founding Partner of Sixth Wave Ventures – an angel investment group with a focus on backing startups tackling the world’s fundamental problems. A true connector, Stuart is leading the development of the health innovation ecosystem in Leeds. He was involved in the creation of the startup ecosystem at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, including the JUMP accelerator.
The Leeds Angel Hub will operate to connect investors across West Yorkshire but more importantly enable syndication/co-investment with other angel groups/syndicates across the UK – a key driver in catalysing more early-stage investment into great startups from the regions.

Amenities

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  • Discounted E-learning courses: Through the Leeds Angel Hub you will receive exclusive discounts on educational seminars and masterclasses run by UKBAA as part of their Angel enablement programs.
  • An ideal location: In the heart of the Leeds, Leeds Dock offers the perfect location to connect with likeminded investors.
  • Year-round Events: We organise networking events, workshops, and seminars to facilitate investor connections.
  • Event Space: Includes meeting rooms and fantastic events spaces.
  • Superfast Wi-Fi: A reliable and high-speed internet connection for productivity and research.
  • Coffee: perfect location to connect with others, and host business meetings, dinners and events.
  • Private Meeting Rooms: We provide spaces for confidential discussions.

Eligibility

The Leeds Angel Hub is a safe space for investors seeking unique opportunities for collaboration, idea sharing, and networking in a dynamic environment. At the Leeds Angel Hub, we are creating a community where investors come together at a variety of events to foster collaboration, exchange ideas, and build meaningful connections. This focus on the collective ensures interactions with fellow investors lead to genuine and valuable conversations. This proximity to the abundance of innovation on display in Leeds.

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Events

  • Angel Enablement Workshops: Physical workshops form UKBAA members and regional Angel Investors to learn and connect.
  • Investment Workshops: Interactive sessions on portfolio diversification, emerging market trends, and effective investment strategies led by industry experts.
  • Educational Seminars: Covering due diligence, regulatory updates, and the impact of emerging technologies on investments.
  • Pitch Sessions: Startups showcase their ideas, offering investors opportunities to evaluate and connect with entrepreneurs seeking funding.
  • Accelerator Engagement: Early access to hyper-scaling startups through our Venture Community initiative.
  • Networking Mixers: Informal gatherings to meet fellow investors, entrepreneurs, and professionals from various sectors.
  • Panel Discussions: Insights from successful investors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders on industry developments.
  • Innovation Showcases: Highlighting cutting-edge technologies and startups, with demos and interactions with founders.
  • Investor Roundtables: Intimate discussions on specific sectors or investment opportunities, allowing for knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Dinners/Lunches/Breakfast/Coffee: Sit-down meals to forge relationships and converse with other innovative investors.

Find us

Department Leeds Dock, 4 The Blvd, Leeds LS10 1PZ