Leeds Innovation Centre
103 Clarendon Road
T: 0113 384 5640
F: 0113 384 5846
Twice a year we hold an Investment Forum, giving the region's growth companies the opportunity to present their business proposition to key investors from around the U.K. For details about the next forum, Click Here.
The Forums give companies a platform to present their business plans to venture capitalists, business angels and other funding providers. Valuable networking opportunities are built into the structure of the day.
We actively help companies prepare for the Investment Forum through Investment Readiness Bootcamps and Pitch Mentoring. This programme helps companies progress to the next stage of their business plan and become ready for investment.
Every Forum is widely publicised to our sponsors, other professional services agencies in the region and venture capitalists. For more general information, please contact Danielle Ward in the first instance.
Are you interested in Presenting and or Exhibiting? click here to register your interest or for further information please call Hollie on 0113 384 5643
Venue: DLA Piper Offices, Princes Exchange, Princes Square, Leeds, LS1 4BY
"On the actual day of Connects Investment Forum, we
received meeting requests from 6 separate parties. The
feedback from the VC groups was very positive, and we
have a busy few weeks ahead of us.
When I compare the end presentation result to how we
started the process, I can see a huge level of
influence from all of you. I’m very grateful for
the levels of support and encouragement that we
received from both the Connect team and sponsors of
–Chris Bingham, Aspire
"This event is a great way to meet serious investors. We are now in follow-up discussions with three groups with a view to them participating in our next round of financing which we aim to close by the end of the summer. A further benefit comes from the really professional advice and support you get from the Connect team of Mentors prior to the event. Getting your message across in a 10 minute presentation can be really tough but with the chance to rehearse and get expert feedback before you reach the Forum, both investors and the presenters should make the right connections."
–Dr Malcolm Wilkinson, Kirkstall