Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Free event will point tech businesses towards investment opportunities

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Tech businesses in Swindon and Wiltshire are invited to join SETsquared and Tech Swindon at a free online event that will explore the different sources of funding and investment available to businesses, as well as strategies for successfully raising public and private investment.

The Funding for Growth event will feature an expert panel that will discuss the link between innovation and investment – demonstrating how developing an innovative approach to all aspects of your business and collaborating with a university can ultimately make your business more investible in the long run.

The panel will be made up of:

  • Lucy Paine, Swindon ecosystem connector at Tech Swindon
  • Alan Roan and Amanda Coleman of Salisbury-based Cervus Defence and Security
  • Rosie Bennett, SETsquared’s investment manager
  • Chris Pett, SETsquared’s scale-up programme’s digital innovation sector lead

Lucy Paine of Tech Swindon said: “There is so much tech talent across Swindon and Wiltshire with many businesses creating innovative solutions from health tech to agri tech and sustainable tech.

"Tech Swindon’s mission is to galvanise, celebrate and bring together this vibrant community.

"There’s a great deal of high-quality support out there that these businesses can access, much of which is fully funded and easy to tap into.

"If raising funds to develop your business is on your agenda, then this event is a must-attend.”

Rosie Bennett of SETsquared said: “We specialise in helping innovative companies raise investment, grow and create high-value jobs.

"Last year alone, companies in the SETsquared ecosystem raised £616m in private and public funding – so we know it works.

"We invite businesses in Swindon and Wiltshire to become part of this success.

"We’ll be using real-life business case studies at this event, so you’ll come away armed with ideas and strategies for taking your business forwards.”

The team from Cervus Defence are already benefiting from SETsquared’s support to raise investment as member of the Scale-Up Programme.

They took part in an Innovation Workout which are currently on offer fully funded to Swindon and Wiltshire based businesses.

They will share their business perspective on raising investment, with the valuable lessons and successes learnt along the way.

The event takes place on Friday, July 2 from 12pm to 1.30pm via Zoom.

For more information, or to book a place, visit https://www.setsquared.co.uk/event/funding-for-growth