Prepare & Pitch Event: Is your business investor ready?

25 September 2014

RCP strap NEF

Thursday, 25 September and October 9th & 23rd 2014 from 09:30 to 17:30.

Gateshead, United Kingdom

Is your digital/creative business ready for Investment?

Find out at our one day workshop packed full of industry gurus.  With a mixture of learning and panel Q&A you will have the opportunity to speak directly with mentors, investors and successful entrepreneurs to help you decide and prepare for investment, followed by an amazing opportunity to pitch to a live panel of investors within a month.

Generator, in association with Digital Union and Secret Sauce, are proud to present this exclusive Prepare and Pitch opportunity at GIBC, NE8 1AN on 25th September with live pitch sessions on 9thand 23rd October in front of fund management company Rivers Capital.

Investor Ready Workshop & Live Pitch Sessions (Digital & Creative SMEs)

Date:  25th September (Workshop)
Venue: GIBC, Mulgrave Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 1AN
Start Time: 9:30am Registration 
Lunch and refreshments included

Date: 9th & 23rd October (Live Pitch Session)
Venue: Rivers Capital (9th) GIBC (23rd)

For the full details of the event and to book your FREE space click  HERE.

PREPARE TO PITCH - 25th  September

The day starts off with a key note address from local entrepreneur, Jonathan Grubin, founder of SoPost and successful recipient of a round of investment over £350,000. Chat with Jonathan to find out how he made the decision to raise investment and what it meant to his business.

During the course of the workshop you will receive top tips on how to write the best business case, be introduced to investment and what it means to your business, learn how to pitch perfectly and find out about other funding opportunities within the region.

Time for reflection at the end of the day, general chat with all the gurus and decide if you would like to pitch on 9th or 23rd October depending your readiness.  Remember you can have the assistance of the guru of your choice, to get you and your business investor ready.

Interested but not the right time for investment?

If you get to the end of the workshop and feel investment is not quite right for your business at this time, we are offering a half day workshop with Transmit Startups on the 23rd October instead of pitching to investors.  A factual look at business models, revenue streams, exact content can be agreed during debrief session.

All businesses must sign up for the full programme, either with final half day being to pitch or follow up workshop with Transmit Startups.

THE LIVE PITCH - 9th  & 23rd  October

Rivers Capital are providing the live investment panel on the 9th and 23rd October.  After a 10-15 minute pitch the panel will have a 5 minute Q&A session, if necessary. Businesses, if successful, will receive offer letter within the week.  This really is prepare and pitch for real!

Places at this event are of high value, but thanks to Generator's ERDF funding  we can offer spaces FREE OF CHARGE for creative businesses from the North East of England.* Spaces are limited, so businesses seriously thinking of investment should sign up now.

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne & Wear 

Throughout the day in every session there will be representatives from Rivers Capital.  A great opportunity to hear first-hand what investors are looking for.

Any questions please contact Alison Wilson at Secret Sauce on or call 07957462701.

Click  HERE for the full details of the event and to book your FREE space.

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