36Enterprise Europe Network on Investment Readiness, by University Of Essex

Are you an innovative, growing business looking to apply for grant/investor funding, or looking to validate an innovation proposition before spending time, money and resource on it?

If so, our Innovation Project Canvas webinar is for you!

Simon Atack, Lead Innovation Adviser, at Enterprise Europe Network, will guide you through how to use this valuable tool so you can foresee and manage risk with your innovation, and close any gaps in the business case.

Hear from

  • University of Essex – Angels@Essex
  • COLBEA – Enterprise Agency
  • LETS DO BUSINESS – Back to Business Essex – post Covid support.
  • BEST Growth HubThe Growth Hub for Essex

on the funding available and business support to guide you post-COVID-19. This is an information packed seminar that will cover all you need to know.

This free webinar is brought to you by the University of Essex Enterprise Zone, part of the Space to Grow programme of Business Support, in conjunction with our partners; UKRI (EEN); BEST; COLBEA; LDB Group; NAGH.

About our Speakers

John Stenhouse, Business Support Manager, University of Essex

Having been a serial entrepreneur, investor, owner and managing director of a number of companies, ranging from SME to PLC, John has a broad yet detailed understanding of commercial business alongside public sector business support. Recently led and developed the Angels@Essex equity investment platform for the University of Essex, linking investors to innovative opportunities that will create sustainable economic growth.

Simon Atack, FCMI FIC MCIM, Lead Innovation Adviser, Enterprise Europe Network

Simon is an Innovation Management specialist with a broad commercial background covering a variety of technology-based sectors. He currently leads a team of Innovation and Partnering Advisers for Enterprise Europe Network who provide funded support to SME’s across the East of England to help them innovate, internationalise and grow.

Helen Turton, EEN New Client Manager, Enterprise Europe Network

Helen has worked with hundreds of SMEs to access the help they need across several funded business support programmes. She has a background in Public Relations, Marketing, and Innovation and Growth coaching.

Ashleigh Seymour-Rutherford, Chief Executive of Colbea

Ashleigh is responsible for the strategic direction and expansion of Colbea’s enterprise services and reach and is heavily invested in the economic growth of Essex and delivery entrepreneurial skills for all.

Dave Watson, East Anglia Business Manager, Let’s Do Business Group, Back to Business Essex

With over 25 years Corporate Banking experience across start-up, growth and turnaround businesses, Dave has a wealth of expertise and contacts within the Essex SME market and provides hands on support to “make things happen.”

Business Essex Southend & Thurrock (BEST) Growth Hub:

The Business Essex Southend & Thurrock (BEST) Growth Hub forms part of the South East Business Hub, the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s overarching business support programme, which also supports local hubs in East Sussex, Kent and Medway. We help new and existing businesses find the most suitable type of business support available in their area.

The South East Business Hub can connect you with the services that match your business needs and help you make your mark in England’s most enterprising economy.