FinanceCamp is perfect for investors

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

We’ll be bringing together dozens of companies of all sizes and sectors who are looking to finance innovations and new ventures. From start-ups and social enterprises to growing and established businesses, there will be a wide range of companies seeking various types of funding.

We’ll work with each business before introducing them to ensure their ideas are watertight and pose an attractive proposition.

FinanceCamp is perfect for you if you want to:

  • access quality investment opportunities
  • promote your funding offer to a wider market
  • expand your networks in the North East

Prepare, perfect, pitch

We guide participants through a process to help them to prepare, perfect and pitch. By the time you meet them their ideas will be investor-ready, their propositions properly prepared and they’ll be pitch-perfect.

Want to get involved? Get in touch to discuss your objectives

Why it works for me

“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.”

Yvonne Gale, Chief Executive, NEL Fund Managers

“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. We met Refract at FinanceCamp, proof the format works.”

Alex Hoppenbrouwers, Investment Associate, Mercia Fund

“As the leading early stage investor in the North East, we’re always looking for regional entrepreneurs with global ambitions. FinanceCamp brings together some of the best start-ups and scale-ups and ensures they are prepared to meet with investors.”

Ian Richards, Director, Northstar Ventures

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.

Growing businesses

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.


FinanceCamp is only possible with the support of our local and national partners, including Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network, North East LEP and North East BIC, with part funding from the European Regional Development Fund. Huge thanks go to all our partners. Please visit their websites to find out more.

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