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Introduction to Equity Investment for Lancashire SMEs – 2nd August 2022

2 August | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

About this event

Introduction to Equity Investment for Lancashire SMEs

  • Seeking finance for growth?
  • Want to understand the different types of equity investment available from institutional, private or business angel investors, and which is right for your business
  • Want to understand the process for engaging with and accessing equity investment

Delivered by experienced investors, the programme is designed to “demystify” the world of equity finance and prepare ambitious businesses with growth potential to secure 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

To complete the Investment Readiness programme, you will be invited to a further one-day workshop. Once you have submitted a business plan and pitchdeck you will be invited to attend a “practice pitching” event.  Where appropriate, we will then look to facilitate introductions to our investor network.  One to one assistance from experienced investors and supplementary specialist workshops are also available.

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

Jonathan Slater – Co-Founder & Co-CEO – CAPSLOCK Ltd – raised £1million “The whole programme is hugely valuable and I recommend it.”

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.”

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