A programme run by those passionate about Northern Tech, seeking to fuel the early-stage economy in South Yorkshire.
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What was the South Yorkshire Angel Hub?
NorthInvest and TEAM SY worked in partnership to build angel capacity in South Yorkshire. We proactively engaged the region’s investors (and investors from outside the region) in order to grow the pool of innovation investment and funding available to South Yorkshire tech SMEs.
To complement this, a programme of support was created for tech entrepreneurs to be ready for investment. By coaching entrepreneurs, we helped them to understand what investors are looking for, how to present their business and how to explain their proposition in a way that is more likely to attract the investment they need to grow.
What did participants get?
hours of 1-1 investment readiness mentoring
opportunities to pitch to angels and VCs
Start-ups benefitted from access to experienced support for how to develop their investor pitch, including advice on content, format and the “dos” and “don’ts” of pitching. Once ready, businesses were invited to pitch in front of investors and, should there be investor interest, NorthInvest worked with investors and the business through to deal completion.
Investment Programme Manager
Investment Director & Board Director @ NorthInvest