Date(s) - 22/05/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Sunderland Stadium Of Light
FinanceCamp is all about connecting businesses with bright ideas to the right funding solutions, making it easier and speedier for businesses to get the money they need to grow.
Open to enterprise of all sizes and sectors, from start-ups and social enterprises to growing and established businesses, there will be a wide range of companies seeking various types of funding and expertise.
At the 2018 event, we had over 200 attendees and almost 50 investors, which culminated in 300 one-to-one meetings throughout the day.
On 22nd May:
- Businesses are matched and introduced to investors in one-to-one meetings
- Inspirational speakers will offer a stimulating keynote session
- Opportunities to network, enabling new connections to be forged
What happens next?
After registering for the main event, we will contact you to sign you up to an investor-readiness workshop in advance of meeting with investors on 22nd May. This will give you the knowledge and tools to explore the different sources of funding available and offer an insight into what funders look for in an investment. Pitch training will help you strengthen your proposition and prepare your business for investment.
FinanceCamp for investors
Be prepared to meet ambitious companies with viable propositions. Our programme of preparation guides businesses to ensure that ideas are watertight and pitches are perfect.
Thanks to our rigorous recruitment process, we take great care to match the right businesses to the right investors, ensuring fresh and exciting opportunities are created for all.
Who’s behind it?
FinanceCamp is delivered by the Innovation SuperNetwork, the people behind the region’s annual innovation conference VentureFest North East, and other activities designed to boost the economic prosperity of the region.
FinanceCamp was designed to build on the popularity of VentureFest’s investor introductions, providing more funding opportunities throughout the year and accelerating the rate of innovation within the region’s businesses.
FinanceCamp has been developed with input from businesses and a wide range of enterprise organisations, both local and national. It’s supported by North East LEP, North East BIC, Northumbrian Water, Reece Innovation and ENGIE with part funding from the European Regional Development Fund.