Tag: Funding

Building an Investment Ecosystem: What did we learn at the Accelerating Investment and Innovation Summit?

Estelle Blanks, CEO, Innovation SuperNetwork Over the last several years, we’ve worked hard at the Innovation SuperNetwork to develop an Access to Finance Programme which supports regional businesses to secure the innovation funding they need to realise their business ambitions.    We’ve seen much success in helping businesses, including ParkingPerx, Rarecan, Dyman, Power Roll and many more develop connections, raise finance and […]

The North is brimming with opportunity for active national investors looking for fresh prospects and innovative new projects

By Estelle Blanks Estelle is Executive Director of the Innovation SuperNetwork, who’s work to support business growth by embedding innovative practice includes delivering access to finance events, including Entrepreneurs of the North and FinanceCamp. According to research by Beauhurst, UK businesses saw the highest levels of investment on record in 2017. Despite this, investment levels […]

Dragon leaves the den to give North businesses advice on securing investment

One of the UK’s most successful business people and panel member on BBC’s Dragon’s Den, Jenny Campbell, will head to Sunderland this month to speak to fledging start-ups and growing businesses about securing investment. Keynote at the region’s annual investor matching conference, FinanceCamp, Jenny will join Chris Reed from ProxiSmart, the North East business to […]

Ageing Innovators amongst first businesses to move into The Biosphere

An accelerator launched at VentureFest North East in November to tackle the challenges faced by an ageing society has selected the first nine companies to go through the programme.   Tackling issues as varied as Alzheimer’s and dementia to holistic care and symptom management, the companies will be among the first to move into The […]