New Investor Readiness Programme to help North East businesses scale

Education | Funding | Growth | North East | Technology
David Dixon, Investment Programme Manager at DigitalCity
David Dixon, Investment Programme Manager at DigitalCity


DigitalCity is inviting ambitious, investment-curious Tees Valley business owners who are wanting to scale up their digital/tech innovations and businesses to join its latest programme.

The fully-funded Investor Readiness Programme is delivered over three sessions in May and will help senior leaders learn about the process of making their business and innovations investible through a series of seminars and practical activities.

Sessions will include:
• How to raise money
• How venture capital (VC) funds work
• Negotiation tactics
• Potential issues at different financing stages

DigitalCity, which is led by Teesside University in partnership with the Tees Valley Combined Authority and part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), aims to drive digital growth in the Tees Valley.

David Dixon, Investment Programme Manager at DigitalCity said: “Most of the companies we work with ask us for assistance in understanding what funding is available, who and where the investors and funders are – and what they need to prepare for any discussions with them.

“This face to face programme offers a practical way for businesses to understand the investment climate, with insights from people that regularly negotiate investment deals for digital start-up and scale-up businesses.”

The Investor Readiness Programme is being delivered on May 7, 14 and 21 at Teesside University’s Darlington Campus.

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