UKBAA & Innovate UK: Connected Investing

  • 16 May 2019
  • 14:00 - 21:00
  • Bright Building
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Connected Investing
UKBAA in partnership with Innovate UK

Manchester’s potential to be a world-class tech city has never been nearer. Their collective talent, resources, funding, events and hubs are combining to create a world-leading community of digital and tech businesses. Register below to meet the organisations that are making this possible.


With a huge shift in emphasis towards regional funding support, the Connected Investing event series will lift the lid on the latest initiatives open to both the investor and start-up communities.

Starting at 2pm, Connected Investing Manchester will take place at Manchester Science Park, the UK’s leading provider of specialist environments and growth support to science and technology companies.

The event will feature the latest updates from newly emerging funds, including the British Business Investments £100m fund and Innovate UK’s regional angel investment accelerator.

We will also take a look at how the changing face of funding has placed more emphasis on the importance of angel investment and hear from inspirational entrepreneurs and their journey to building and exiting successful businesses.

Finally, the event will end with an evening of networking over drinks and canapés.

The Connected Investing event series is being delivered through a partnership between UKBAA, the trade body for early stage investing and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.


14:00 Registration & Arrival, Teas & Coffees

15:00 Welcome from UKBAA

15:10 Welcome from Innovate UK and overview of the RAIA programme, Innovation Loans

15:25 Keynote from the RAIA AIP, how it works and how to access it.

15:45 Panel 1: Tales from the front line

15:30 Panel 2: The funding mix

17:30 Fireside Chat: Dissection of a deal

17:45 Keynote from the BBI on the new Angel Group Programme

18:00 Panel 3: Region in focus

18:45 Closing Remarks, UKBAA

19:00 Drinks & Networking

21:00 Carriages

To see the detailed agenda and speaker list, please click the registration link below.

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