Calling All Entrepreneurs: It’s a June Full of Opportunities With UKBAA!


UK Business Angels Association

08 May 2018

As the warm weather and sunshine make us think of all things summer, UKBAA is thrilled to announce an array of incredible opportunities we have for our entrepreneurial community in the coming warm months! From pitching opportunities to awards nominations and networking, we are gearing up for a June focused on showcasing entrepreneurs, their successes and future plans for scaling.

1) Nominate yourself or a colleague for our 2018 Angel Investment Awards!

Now in its 14th year, the annual UKBAA Angel Investment Awards celebrates high growth and success in the angel and early-stage investment market – recognising the fastest growing brands and acknowledging the founders, angels, crowd funders and early-stage venture capital investors behind them. Open to both companies and investors, these Awards seek to recognise the year’s most disruptive new market entrants and provide a definitive list of the most exciting ‘ones to watch’ in the angel and early-stage investment space. Hosted in the stunning surroundings of the Liverpool Cathedral, winners will be announced at the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards Dinner on the evening of June 19th.

Have you had a successful high growth year? Would you consider your business one to watchThe awards is about celebrating successes and highlighting the year’s most innovative angel-backed businesses and investors from across the UK. The awards are open to both investors and entrepreneurs so if you are working with, or investing in a businesses especially deserving of recognition, nominate now for 1 of our 14 noteworthy awards categories!

To nominate head over to:

2) Apply to Pitch at the International Business Festival!

As the Investment Partner for the International Business Festival, UKBAA is be hosting 8 thematic showcase events, wherein 6 businesses will pitch on the festival main stage to an audience of elite investors. We are currently accepting applications for businesses at start up to scaling stages that are seeking to grow and require  investment to do so. Businesses are encouraged to apply for any sector that applies to them and will be considered for any day the judges see suitable for their presentation. Applying is free of charge and all applicants will receive a complimentary pass to UKBAA’s Global Angel Investment Summit June 19th, where you will be joined by over 500 leading market players to discuss key market trends and future innovation.

Applications for the over 8 sector themed days can be found here:

Sector themes:
+ Global Economics – June 12
Fintech, RegTech, InsureTech, Cyber Security, SAAS, Ecommerce, Mcommerce etc.

+ Urbanisation & Cities – June 13
Augmented & Virtual Reality, AI for urbanisation, Smart Cities Techs, GovTech, IoT, Renewable Energy, Robotics & Drones, Connected Cities etc.

+ Sustainable Energy – June 14
GreenTech, Agritech, Climate Change, Clean Tech, IoT, Robotics & Drones, Recycling & Waste, Energy Efficiency, Renewables, Wind Power etc.

+ Future Transport – June 19 (we will not be hosting a pitching showcase this day, as we will be hosting our Global Angel Investment Summit – businesses selected will pitch on the following days)
Immersive Tech, AI, IoT, Connected & Autonomous Cars, Robotics, Satellite & Downstream Applications, Drones etc.

+ Manufacturing – June 20
AI, Immersive Tech, Automotive, New Materials, Production, Robotics, IoT, Drones etc.

+ Global Logistics &  Shipping – June 21
Satellite Applications, GPS, AI, IOT, Clean Air & Environment, Supply Chain, Blockchain etc.

+ Health & Life Sciences – June 26
Health Tech, AI, Immersive Tech, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Drug Discovery, Digital Health, Life Sciences, Synthetic Biology, Social Care & Assisted Living, Mental Health & Prevention etc.

+ Creative Industries – June 27
Augmented & Virtual Reality, Immersive Tech, Film, Animation, Creative Content, Music, Gamin, Education & Training etc.

+ Sport, Culture & Travel – June 28
Sport Tech, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Fintech, Ticketing/Payments, Tourism, Hospitality, Food & Drink Tech/Innovation

3) Mayor of London’s TechInvest – Smart Cities: Apply to Pitch!

The third event in the Mayor of London’s TechInvest Programme will showcase the best of London’s Smart Cities Tech businesses on June 11th, during London Tech Week! We are looking for startup, early stage or scaling businesses demonstrating cutting edge innovations to improve and grow our city. The competition for the top 10 pitch spots will run until May 18 2018! Businesses applying should be based in London, actively seeking investment and exhibit ground breaking solutions to improving London. Our industry expert panel of judges will select the top-10 applications that truly show potential to scale and contribute to further solidifying London’s ‘Smartest City’ title. The top-10 selected businesses will have the opportunity present their business and network to an audience of over 120 Angel Investors, VC’s and industry elites.

Entrepreneur applications can be submitted at
Full Event details can be found at

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