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Innovate UK EDGE investment journey initiatives

Initiatives tailored to your needs in the context of your one to one support, that enhance your investment readiness and pitching prowess.
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You will have received an invitation to register your interest in participating in Invest-ability, our intensive and extended investment readiness support pathway.

You can read more about Invest-ability on this page. To take part, you must be able to attend the structured components. More details on these components are included below, followed by the dates of each round. You can select a round outside of your area.

To register your interest in participating, please find your region below and click ‘Apply here’ to provide us with more details. You will need to ensure you read all the important information about Invest-ability before registering.

 

How does it work?

Preparation Meeting (virtual, 1 hour)

This meeting takes place once successfully accepted onto Innovate UK EDGE Invest-ability.

Group 'Get to Know You' Meeting (virtual, 2 hours)

Before you start the training, you will get the chance to meet the like-minded peers embarking on the same Invest-ability journey as you, meet your expert trainer, Ian Tracey, and understand what to expect. You will also have the opportunity to work on your elevator pitch. You will gain a step-by-step guide to the upcoming training sessions and how your Investment Readiness Champion and innovation and growth specialist will support you throughout.

Training Day 1 (virtual, full day)

Get an insider's look at what investors are looking for and how to find them, develop your value proposition, boost your presentation skills, understand investment legals, valuation tools, how to structure deals and fundraise efficiently. You will need to allocate time to prepare a pitch deck for Training Day 2.

Training Day 2 & Peer-to-Peer Pitching (virtual, full day)

After two weeks of fine-tuning, deliver a 5-minute pitch for peer-to-peer and trainer feedback. Before the Investor Session, you will work with your Investment Readiness Champion and innovation & growth specialist to strengthen your pitch.

Investor Session (virtual, 20 mins)

Gain experience by presenting your 5-minute pitch to a panel of investors, with a Q&A session and constructive feedback.

Please find a list of the dates for the Invest-ability structured elements below (N.B. there is a limit of 15 businesses per region and you can apply outside of your region).

 

Is your business eligible for Invest-ability?

Your Innovate UK EDGE specialist will have recommended Invest-ability to you. We can support 15 innovative growth businesses raising £500k+ of investment over the next 24 months to take part in each regional instance of the structured component. Businesses applying should also have a minimum of £100k in income from either grants, investment or revenue. An expert evaluation panel will assess each case objectively, and we are open to hearing from businesses wanting to take part outside of their region.

 

How to apply for Invest-ability

Please select your region below and click ‘Apply here’. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully above to ensure your business can apply and answer as fully as you can.

Please note that all stages of Invest-ability are mandatory to attend and only one representative per company can attend. It must be the same one company representative each time.
 

Invest-ability dates

 

London (applications closed)

Application Deadline: 3.00pm on Wednesday 31 August 2022
Notification of Outcome: Tuesday 6 September 2022 
'Get to Know You' Meeting: Tuesday 20 September 2022
Training Day 1: Tuesday 27 September 2022
Training Day 2: Tuesday 11 October 2022
Investor Session: Friday 28 October 2022

 

South West of England (applications closed)

Application Deadline: 5.00pm on Thursday 1 September 2022
Notification of Outcome: Thursday 8 September 2022
'Get to Know You' Meeting: Thursday 22 September 2022
Training Day 1: Thursday 29 September 2022
Training Day 2: Thursday 13 October 2022
Investor Session: Thursday 27 October 2022

 

North of England

Complete the application form here
Application Deadline: 5.00pm on Wednesday 14 September 2022
Notification of Outcome: Wednesday 21 September 2022
'Get to Know You' Meeting: Wednesday 5 October 2022
Training Day 1: Wednesday 12 October 2022
Training Day 2: Wednesday 26 October 2022
Investor Session: Wednesday 9 November 2022

 

Midlands    

Complete the application form here
Application Deadline: 5.00pm on Tuesday 27 September 2022
Notification of Outcome: Monday 3 October 2022
'Get to Know You' Meeting: Wednesday 19 October 2022
Training Day 1: Tuesday 25 October 2022
Training Day 2: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Investor Session: Tuesday 22 November 2022

 

East of England

Complete the application form here
Application Deadline: 5.00pm on Thursday 13 October 2022
Notification of Outcome: Thursday 20 October 2022
'Get to Know You' Meeting: Thursday 3 November 2022
Training Day 1: Thursday 10 November 2022
Training Day 2: Thursday 24 November 2022
Investor Session: Thursday 8 December 2022

 

South East of England

Complete the application form here
Application Deadline:  5.00pm  on Thursday 5 January 2023
Notification of Outcome: Thursday 12 January 2023
'Get to Know You' Meeting: Thursday 9 February 2023
Training Day 1: Thursday 16 February 2023
Training Day 2: Thursday 2 March 2023
Investor Session: Thursday 16 March 2023

 

Wales

Complete the application form here
Application Deadline: 5.00pm on Wednesday 18 January 2023
Notification of Outcome: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
'Get to Know You' Meeting: Wednesday 8 February 2023
Training Day 1: Wednesday 15 February 2023
Training Day 2: Wednesday 1 March 2023
Investor Session: Wednesday 15 March 2023

 

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