The East of England Investment Catalyst brings together some of the most exciting, high-growth businesses across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire for an evening showcase and pitch session at Barclays Rise, Shoreditch, London on the 26th November.
The Investment Catalyst will enable up to 10 companies from across the region in a range of different sectors to present their investment opportunity to an audience of carefully selected investors. The Catalyst is specifically featuring companies looking to raise post-seed/A-round investments (>£1m). All companies selected for the Investment Catalyst will benefit from bespoke support and training by the partners and a competitive pitching process to industry experts and leading investors prior to the final showcase.
About the Investment Showcase Programme
The Investment Showcase specifically targets established high-growth companies raising post-seed/A-round size investments (>£1m).
Following the initial application process, selected companies will join a programme of workshops delivered by the partners to help improve the investment proposition and pitching. Companies will pitch to a panel of experienced investors and shortlisted companies will be invited to pitch at a final showcase.
The programme is an opportunity for businesses to improve their own investment proposition, engage with other companies in a similar position, raise their own profile and if successful pitch to an audience of potential investors at the end of the programme.
- September 13th – Applications Close
- September 20th – Successful applicants notified
- October 7th – Workshop 1 – Management Documents delivered by Price Bailey, Pitch Training delivered by InvestEast
- October 17th – Workshop 2 – Pitch Training and Support
- October 21st – Shortlist Pitch to Investment Catalyst jury
- November 14th – Workshop 3 – Peer-to-peer Pitch training
- November 26th Final Pitch at Rise, London
In addition to the workshops, successful applicants also have the opportunity to have one-to-one sessions with experienced investors to get valuable insights into the mind of the investor.
Successful applicants are required to attend the workshops in order to qualify for the final pitching session.
Who should apply?
The Investor Catalyst programme is run as a competitive process aimed at improving participants’ investment proposition and ensuring that only the most viable and exciting opportunities are presented at a final showcase. Participants will benefit from tailored support and training throughout the programme provided by experienced investors and industry leaders such as Price Bailey and Barclays Eagle Labs.
The programme specifically targets established high-growth companies raising post-seed/A-round size investments (>£1m) across a range of sectors including, but not exclusive to; life-science, med-tech, digital/ICT, agri-tech, engineering/manufacturing and logistics from across the region.
Applicants need to show a track record of previous fund raising, proof of market, growth strategy and at least an MVP in place. Applicants are also expected to have critical management documents such as shareholders agreement, financial forecasts, etc. in place along with details on the management team. To ensure the quality of the presentations at the final showcase, participants are required to attend the workshops as part of the programme. Participants will pitch to a panel of experienced investors who will select a shortlist of maximum 10 companies to pitch at the showcase.
Find out more and apply: https://www.investmentcatalyst.co.uk/programme/