FinanceCamp makes it easier and speedier for businesses to get hold of the money they need to grow.
We bring together businesses with bright ideas with lenders who want to lend and investors who want to invest.
- Explore the different sources of funding available to you
- Prepare your business for investment
- Meet the people who can make it happen
Sharpen your funding pitch
Heaps of ambition but short of experience? We’ll guide you through a process that increases your chances of securing the finance you need. Prepare, perfect, pitch.
Explore new routes to finance
Need to finance your next step? We'll help you consider all viable sources of finance to find the best fit for your business. Then we'll introduce you to the people who have the money you need.
Meet viable investment opportunities
Ambitious companies with bright ideas and viable business propositions. That's who you'll meet at FinanceCamp. Our preparations mean ideas are watertight and pitches are perfect.
A SNAPSHOT OF FINANCECAMP 2016
“The preparation side of FinanceCamp is incredibly useful. Presentation training really helped me to refine my pitch and gave me confidence that I was doing it right. I made some useful contacts at the North East event and was then given the chance to pitch to London investors at a separate event in the capital, which was really exciting.”
“Meeting multiple investors, angels and VCs, in a single afternoon can help identify the right potential funding partner quickly. Last year we met with a number of interested investors and received multiple investment offers. How else could you do that in a single afternoon?”
“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. We met Refract at FinanceCamp, proof the format works.”
“FinanceCamp has opened up a range of opportunities to help develop Effortless 3D. I’ve taken part in pitching events in the North East and in London and the advice and training I’ve had in advance of these has been invaluable. We made a number of connections with investors who are interested in our business.”
“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.”
“The event not only opened up to me a number of valuable opportunities, but more importantly it helped me to understand the investment process to ensure my business was investment-ready.”
“The programme is an excellent platform to bring together ambitious North East businesses with investors dedicated to providing a tailored funding solution appropriate to their stage of development.”
“When businesses pitch to investors it’s really important they’re able to succinctly present a compelling investment opportunity. Finance Camp aims to support entrepreneurs and business owners so that they’re well prepared for investor meetings and maximise their chances of securing funding.”
“It was really exciting to see such a spread of opportunities in front of us. It became as much about us choosing the right business partner as it was about selling ourselves to funders. In one afternoon we were able to meet with a wide range of potential investors and immediately narrow down those that were right for us – a task that ordinarily would have taken months of correspondence and meetings.”