“Support for regional growth is high on our agenda” says Enterprise Association
Start-ups looking to take their next business steps, and budding entrepreneurs who want to develop their ideas into fully-fledged companies, are encouraged to share knowledge and network about potential funding opportunities, thanks to regional events being run by the EISA (The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association).
The recent Ready Steady Grow! series has seen events taking place in Manchester, Reading, Birmingham and beyond, with tomorrow’s event being held in Leeds.
Mark Brownridge, director general at EISA, has been happy with the successful events so far and said: “If you’re an entrepreneur looking to secure investment in your idea, our events are designed to put you in front of some of the UK’s most respected investors and finance experts who will be on-hand to provide advice tailored to your specific business ideas.
“The Ready Steady Grow! series seeks to bring together investors, funders, entrepreneurs, small business operators and business advisers to provide expert opinion and tips. The EISA see regional growth as one of the most important priorities for the UK economy moving forward.”
Guest speakers have included representatives of Seedrs, The Knowledge Transfer Network, Equity Gap, Grant Thornton and Beauhurst.
Reece Douglas of Social Plug, who pitched at a recent event, said: “To be able to pitch my business in an informal setting has been extremely valuable. It’s secured me a meeting with 4 VC’s and angel investors. What you guys have is fantastic, so thank you very much!”