VentureFest North East is perfect for investors

Ambitious businesses with bright ideas and viable propositions. That’s what we guarantee investors who work with us.

Every year we organise hundreds of meetings between investors and companies, from start-up through to £5m turnover, via our investment event FinanceCamp.

We’ll be setting up camp again at VentureFest North East – creating an exciting marketplace where you can meet many investment opportunities under one roof in one day.

The format is fast, simple and efficient, with a series of quick one-to-one meetings with businesses matched to your funding criteria and their funding needs.

If you’re interested in taking conversations further we can help with follow-up meetings and we can connect you with other investors to discuss co-investment opportunities.

Our partners work with each business before introducing them to you to ensure their ideas are watertight and pose an attractive proposition. Each company receives one-to-one investor-readiness support and pitch training.

Click here to register directly for FinanceCamp. We will follow up by contacting you to discuss the type of companies you are looking to add to your portfolio. Alternatively, drop a line to Estelle Blanks to discuss your specific requirements.

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Related Testimonials

“FinanceCamp is an innovative platform for investors and businesses to network and FW Capital is delighted to be part during VentureFest North East. We’re looking forward to meeting lots of ambitious businesses looking to make a step change in their growth plans. FW Capital can provide both short and long-term funding solutions across the North East from the North East Growth Plus Fund and the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund.”

Joanne Whitfield, Fund Manager, FW Capital

“Securing the right finance at the right time is crucial for any growing business. We see this programme as a great opportunity for us, alongside other investors and business-supporters, to make contact with potential clients and for businesses with limited spare time available to access a whole range of information under one roof and in one day.”

Sarah Thorpe, Regional Executive, UK Steel Enterprise

“Mercia targets regions of the UK that are typically under-served by sources of risk capital. We see events such as this as integral to our deal flow in sourcing high-growth businesses in the North East.”

Alex Hoppenbrouwers, Investment Associate, Mercia Fund

“When businesses pitch to investors it’s really important they’re able to succinctly present a compelling investment opportunity. VentureFest North East supports entrepreneurs and business owners so that they’re well prepared for investor meetings and this maximises their chances of securing funding.”

Stephen Price, Investment Manager, Northstar Ventures


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