UCLan Investment Readiness

UCLan Investment Readiness is the University of Central Lancashire’s free investor-led programme working with growth businesses to prepare themselves for venture capital and business angel investment.

Companies on the programme range from early stage to well established. The amount of funding required typically varies between £50,000 and £ several millions.

Designed and led by experienced investors, the range of seminars and support will ensure businesses seeking funding are equipped to clearly present their proposition and demonstrate a credible plan to deliver the results that investors are looking for. 

We are well connected with potential investors and facilitate introductions.

The main programme sections are:

  • An introduction to equity investment
  • Understanding the investment process – what investors want and what they don’t want
  • Business plan critique and feedback
  • One-to-one support
  • Practice pitching sessions and investor identification

The programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is free for eligible Lancashire businesses. There are no charges for investors.

Additional Information

Website http://uclan.ac.uk/investmentreadiness
Investor Type Incubators and Accelerators
Services Provided Business Advisors and Mentoring, Incubator / Accelerator, Investor Training, Live Pitch Presentations
Investment Stage Seed, Start-Up, Early Stage VC, Later Stage VC, Expansion
Regions Covered North West
Investment Range Less than £150k, £150k - £250k, £250k - £500k, £500k - £1m, £1m - £3m
Sectors Considered Advertising and Publishing, Aerospace and Defence, Automobile and Transport, Business Products and Services, Clean Tech and Eco Innovation, Computing and Electronics, Consumer and e-commerce, Consumer Technology, Creative Arts and Entertainment, Digital Media and Content, Fashion and Design, Fin Tech, Financial and Professional Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Med Tech and Digital Health, Internet of Things, Life Sciences, Logistics and Distribution, Materials and Manufacturing, Mobile and Telecoms, Renewables and Energy, Social Impact
No. of opportunities selected each year 30

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