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Access to Finance for innovators: Learn about what pre-seed/seed funding is available and what investors are looking for.
About this Event
In this first of three on-line events forming the Access to Finance Conference we will focus on how to fund the first stage of the innovation journey. Join us to gain a clear understanding of the process for obtaining pre-seed and seed funding and speak with the investors and experts who can help your business grow.
About the Access to Finance Conference
This Conference is brought to you by organisations that are experts in helping small scale tech companies flourish: the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at Harwell Campus , Oxfordshire Greentech and sister network Cambridge Cleantech, the business networks for the low carbon economy in Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire. The Conference comprises three on-line events:
Session 1 – Pre-Seed/Seed Funding, 28th January – this event
Session 2 – Grant Funding, 4th February
Session 3 – Series A start-up funding, 11th February
Hear from investors specialising in the tech sector as well as professional service companies who have much experience in supporting the growth of tech businesses. The last half an hour is reserved for networking with any of the speakers you would like to connect with.
Session 1 Access to Pre-seed/Seed Funding for Innovators
10:00 Welcome – Oxfordshire Greentech
10:10 Liz Kirby – Directors of Innovations, UKRI – Science & Technology Facilities Council
10:15 Nicola McConville, Talyor Vinters (legal firm)
10:20 Investor insights:
Andrew Muir, Director of Midven and Fund Principal of the UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund & Early Advantage Fund
William Goodlad, Principal, Deep Tech at Oxford Science Innovation
Eileen Modral, Investment Manager, OION and Innovation & Growth Specialist Innovate UK EDGE
John F Kennedy – Head of Operations and Client Service, Flexible Funding
11:00 Networking – opportunity to meet with speakers
11:30 Official close but networking can continue!