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Invest NI launch Access to Finance Conference

Whether starting up or scaling up, all businesses with ambitions to grow need access to funding. Hosted by Susan HayesCulleton, these two half-day conferences, delivered by Invest NI, British Business Bank and InterTradeIreland, aim to provide inspiration for businesses looking to pursue growth whilst also addressing the practicalities of raising finance and participating in Accelerator Programmes.

With an overarching theme of ‘Ambition’, these virtual conferences are targeted towards businesses seeking to scale with a desire to find out more on how to obtain finance to achieve growth, through the experience of industry experts and local businesses.

Accelerating your Network: Thursday 24 June, 09:30-11:30
Day one will outline the importance of accelerator programmes and social capital when it comes to accessing finance to successfully scale a business.

The Fundraising Journey: Friday 25 June, 09:30-11:30
Day two will delve deeper in the fundraising journey of a scaling business and acknowledge the vision required to attract global investment.

At the event you will:

  • hear from Piers Linney (champion of entrepreneurship across the UK and former Dragon’s Den ‘Dragon’) and Sherry Coutu CBE (serial entrepreneur and angel investor)
  • discover the importance of accelerator programmes and social capital when raising finance
  • hear about the fundraising journey of a scaling business and understand the vision requirements to attract global investment
  • learn from a panel of experts on how best to expand your network, and find the right accelerator for you and your business
  • hear from a panel of high profile investors how best to attract investment from outside of Northern Ireland, and why Northern Ireland is an ‘attractive option to them’

Find out more and register >>