Thinking of raising money? Are you investment ready?
Lancashire`s Investment Readiness programme is a coherent, structured programme of investor-led input, investment readiness guidance and support activities with the objective of supporting potentially high growth, Lancashire-based businesses with demonstrably improved chances of raising third party investment.
The Purpose of the programme:-
The purpose of the programme is to help you prepare to get investment from Business Angels and Venture Capitalists.
Even if you’re not looking for investment now this will be just as valuable, as an investment ready business is a much stronger business than one that is not investment ready! Getting funds from Angels and Venture Capitalists is a sales process and the seminars in the programme will make sure you are well equipped to clearly present your proposition and to demonstrate that you have a credible plan to deliver the results that Investors are looking for.
The programme aims are to:-
If you are a Lancashire based SME and would further information or would like to join the programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01772 89 5656.
The Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs are set to take place on Thursday 9th November in Accrington and Thursday 7th December in Skelmersdale. The workshops are for anyone actively seeking equity investment for their business or wanting to gain an insight into the investment process in preparation for future needs. Book on the event via the below Eventbrite links.
There are 3 main sections to the programme:-
The Group Workshop
Come along to our group introductory workshop where you will benefit from:-
Following the introductory workshop, if you decide that equity investment is for you then sign up to the full programme which includes:-
The programme will include presentations from a number of external contributors including investors and nationally recognised experts in their fields.
In itself, the process will not guarantee funding success, however the impact of this project will:
How much does it cost?
The programme is free to eligible Lancashire based SMEs
Where will the programme activity take place?
The programme will be delivered throughout Lancashire with delivery taking place at UCLan’s Preston Campus, UCLan’s Burnley Campus, Lancaster University, Blackpool, Blackburn, Accrington and Skelmersdale.
How do I get on the programme?
The Investment Readiness programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and hosted by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
If you are a Lancashire based SME and would further information or would like to join the programme, please click here to register or email or call us on 01772 89 5656 or email@example.com
The programme is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is open to eligible SME’s in Lancashire.
Your business, or new business idea must: