Meet the Entrepeneurs of the North
UKBAA is delighted to be once again partnering with the Entrepreneurs of the North, organised by the Innovation SuperNetwork who will be bringing a delegation of 30 selected ambitious growth-focused entrepreneurs from across the North of England to London to showcase their innovative businesses to investors on 21st February.
The event provides the opportunity for investors to meet growing entrepreneurs that represent the best of the North’s high-potential businesses.
The Bank of England is hosting the exciting Entrepreneurs of the North event in its iconic Threadneedle Street headquarters in the City.
The 30 entrepreneurs, who cover a wide range of sectors, will each have one minute to pitch their business and funding requirements to potential investors.
This will be followed by a networking session, with refreshments, held in the adjacent prestigious Royal Exchange balcony bar enabling investors to meet and interact directly with the presenting businesses.
Last year’s event attracted over 75 selected investors ranging from angel investors interested in early-stage ideas through to large international funds – and potential deals were identified for many of the companies.
The northern region plays a key role in the national and regional productivity, growth and innovation agenda. Entrepreneurs of the North allows the Innovation SuperNetwork and UKBAA to demonstrate the strength of the North and encourage investors to capitalise on the untapped resources within the region.
Simon Green, CEO at the Innovation SuperNetwork, said: “Entrepreneurs of the North provides a unique platform for investors to come face-to-face with a large number of exciting businesses all in the space of one afternoon.
“The North of England has a thriving business community with great potential waiting to be unlocked. We know from our work with the North East LEP over the past years that it can be difficult for northern businesses to raise the finance they need locally. This event offers the opportunity for growth plans to be realised by broadening access to finance to enable businesses to continue to develop within the North.
“I’m really pleased that the Bank of England is hosting this event and helping to showcase the ambition and talent that we have in the North with a view to developing long-term, meaningful partnerships between local and national investors.”
Entrepreneurs of the North takes place on Wednesday 21 February at the Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AH, followed by reception and meeting entrepreneurs at the Royal Exchange bar beginning at 3pm and ending at 6.30pm and is open only to active investors.
All attendees are required to bring photographic identification (passport or driving licence) to access the building.