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Investment Bootcamp: Founder Stories

22 March, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Get your business investor ready through this facilitated workshop series brought to you by Sussex Innovation.

The Investment Bootcamp is a 6 week programme of facilitated workshops and coaching sessions, designed to help start-up founders prepare for their first raise. Alongside hearing from our expert advisors you’ll get a chance to speak to active investors and find out what they look for in businesses. At the end of the programme, up to 6 founders will get a chance to deliver their pitch to investors at a “Dragon’s Den”-style event which will be held in June.

Through this programme you will learn:

  • How to build a business plan to attract investment
  • How to tell your company story
  • How to design and present a killer pitch
  • How to produce a teaser video to use in your pitch
  • What investors are really looking for

This week, Sussex Innovation’s Head of Venures, Neema Amin will be speaking to Harold Gunstock, Founder and Chief Kelper at Carbon Kapture. By using a combination of nature-based solutions and aquaculture farming, Carbon Kapture creates practical ways to repurpose CO2 and nutrient pollution that is stored within our oceans. In under 2 years, Howard has turned a concept business into a reality and now Carbon Kapture aims to be a global player in the supply and effective use of nature-based solutions and aquaculture to capture carbon. We’ll hear from Howard about his journey to investment.

Programme schedule:

1st March: Business Planning

15th March: Pitching Your Story

22nd March: Founder Stories

29th March: Designing Your Pitch Deck

5th April: Developing a Video Teaser

12th April: What Investors Look For

Missed a workshop? Recordings of each session will be available to everyone who signs up to the programme.

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.  For more information, visit -https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fund-prospectus


22 March, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm