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The New Different: Northern Start-up Showcase & Investment Forum

16 March 2021 , 9:00 am - 11:00 am

A showcase and investment forum to inspire and educate the entrepreneurs and investors of the future through specialist workshops

Since its inception, NorthInvest has been determined to support the growth of Northern-based early stage tech and digital start-ups by growing a diverse community of investors, sector specialists and fellow entrepreneurs to offer advice, insights and business support alongside investment.

As part of the West Yorkshire Innovation Festival, NorthInvest is hosting this showcase and investment forum event to inspire and educate the entrepreneurs and investors of the future, explore investment outlooks and insights, offer knowledge sharing sessions targeting entrepreneurs and investors interested in specific sectors, and showcase the best of Northern tech start-ups.

More information will be released closer to the event.

Agenda – Speakers to be Announced

09:00 – 09:10 – Welcome & Introduction from NorthInvest

09:10 – 09:30 – Fireside chat: Investing in the North with Keynote speaker

09:30 – 10:20 – Breakout rooms

  • How to save the world: Routes to market for MedTech start-ups

MedTech investors and stakeholders share insights of how to access the NHS as a market and what start-ups must do to prepare for engaging with the NHS.

  • Impactful philanthropy and strategic investment considerations
  • Tech the Good with the Bad: Investing in Tech for Good

NorthInvest funding partners and private investors come together to share their insights into investing in Tech for Good companies, why it’s important, and what investors look for. Benefits of investing in tech for good.

  • 1 Year On: Learnings from FinTechs who fundraised in 2020

FinTech entrepreneurs who took part in NorthInvest & FinTech Investment Forum in January 2020 return to share their lessons of successfully fundraising in 2020.

10:20 – 10:30 – Comfort Break

10:30 – 10:50 – Interactive pitch event – Companies to be announced

10:50 – 11:00 – Pitch Event Winner Announcement & Event Round-up

11:00 – Event End

NorthInvest is partnering with high profile entrepreneurs, policy-makers and corporate businesses active within the sector to discuss the market opportunities and challenges in FinTech, MedTech and Tech for Good. These sectors are particularly active among private and institutional investors, as well as entrepreneurs, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

About NorthInvest

NorthInvest is an investment non-profit and angel network based in Leeds and operating across the North of England. We facilitate equity investment and funding into early stage tech and digital start-ups based in the North through free investment readiness coaching and by providing curated deal opportunities to our member investors. To date, we have facilitated over £8m in equity rounds investment in over 20 Northern-based start-ups and delivered over 640 coaching sessions at no cost to start-ups.


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