The East of England Investment Catalyst brings together some of the most exciting, high-growth businesses across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire for an evening showcase and pitch session at Barclays Rise, Shoreditch, London on the 26th November.
The Investment Catalyst will enable up to 10 companies from across the region in a range of different sectors to present their investment opportunity to an audience of carefully selected investors. The Catalyst is specifically featuring companies looking to raise post-seed/A-round investments (>£1m). All companies selected for the Investment Catalyst will benefit from bespoke support and training by the partners and a competitive pitching process to industry experts and leading investors prior to the final showcase.
September 18th – Applications Close
September 20th – Successful applicants notified
October 7th Workshop 1
Norwich, Price Bailey (6 Central Ave, Norwich NR7 0HR)
Delivered by chartered accountants Price Bailey, the workshop will go through your investment documentation, advice on what to include in your investment documentation such as financial models, etc. The workshop will also highlight some of the key questions that investors may ask about and how to design suitable responses and solutions to these queries.
The workshop will also include exit planning and support in terms of returns and/or expectations of different investors and how to prepare an attractive investment proposition.
October 17th Workshop 2
Ipswich, Barclays (1 Princes St, Ipswich IP1 1PN)
Workshop 2 is an opportunity for you to pitch your businesses to your peers and receive feedback and support on how to improve your pitch. The session includes working with your peers as well as gaining valuable insights and support from active investors.
October 31st Shortlist Pitch to Investment Catalyst Jury
Cambridge, Bradfield Centre (184 Cambridge Science Park, CB4 0GA)
The Shortlist pitch is the chance for our panel of experienced investment professionals to select the most exciting and viable investment propositions that will be pitching to investors on the 26th November at Rise, London.
The shortlist pitch is open to the public and will include an informal networking event after the pitching.
November 12th Workshop 3
Cambridge, Price Bailey (Tennyson House, CB4 0WZ)
For companies who have successfully shortlisted for the final pitch, workshop 3 provides a fantastic opportunity to work with the incredible ‘Geek Whisperer‘ to hone your pitch and individual support.
Shortlisted companies are also matched with an active and experienced investor for one-to-one support. The mentoring is an opportunity for you to have a coffee or phone call with an investor to practice your pitch, ask questions or get expert feedback on your proposition. This is a chance to ask all the questions about the world of investment!
November 26th Final Pitch
London, (Barclays Rise, EC2A 4DP)
The final pitch event at Rise is your opportunity to pitch your company to a room of investors, each carefully selected and invited by the Investment Catalyst team.
The evening will include a drink reception and an opportunity to build your network and hopefully make contacts that will lead to investment.