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Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs

  • Need finance for growth?
  • Want to understand what venture capital is and how to successfully apply?
  • Perhaps unsure whether venture capital or business angel finance is right for you?

Delivered by experienced investors, the programme is designed to “demystify” the world of equity finance and prepare ambitious businesses with growth potential to apply for much needed investment.


This initial half-day workshop will give you multiple insights into the equity investment process and whether it is right for you.

Topics covered include:

  • Types, sources and routes to funding
  • What investors look for
  • Finding the right investor
  • Value of intellectual property
  • The investment process
  • Investment pitching

Who should attend?

Anyone actively seeking equity investment for their business or wanting to gain an insight into the investment process in preparation for future needs.


The event and programme are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and so is only eligible to Lancashire based SME's seeking investment into their business.

Upon receiving your Eventbrite booking request, the team will contact you to confirm eligibility and liaise with you about registering for the programme in advance of attending.

Next steps

Following this workshop, participants have the opportunity to attend further specialist workshops and to receive one-to-one assistance from experienced investors.

Places on the workshop are strictly limited. Please provide at least 48 hours notice of cancellation to allow your place to be re-allocated or save catering costs

Further information

P: 01772 895656
W: https://investmentreadiness.org
E: investmentreadiness@uclan.ac.uk

Martin Leeming – CEO – Trak-Rap Ltd - raised £1.3million
❝ This is a must do programme for anybody thinking about raising investment in their business❞

Nick Cole – MD – Get Work - raised £100,000
❝ The course material, structure and one to one coaching provided by UCLAN’s Investment Readiness programme has been exceptional.


Price: FOC

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