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Lancashire Forum Creative Think Tank

This is the next in our ongoing series of Think Tanks for businesses from the Creative and Digital Sector.  Lancashire Forum Creative is a business, leadership and innovation development project fully funded by the European Regional Development Agency. The Think Tank is an innovative expert led workshop.

This interactive Think Tank session explores how working with users, clients, customers and a wider, multi-skilled network can help SME leaders create better products and services. Drawing upon a diverse range of research projects and methods, staff from the University of Central Lancashire’s  Media Innovation Studio will explore how putting users at the centre of product development and innovation can benefit business.

This event is aimed at Lancashire based SMEs from the Creative and Digital sectors. Admission is free.

Date and Time: Thursday, 23 November at 1.00pm-5.00pm

Location: Media Innovation Studio, Media Factory, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Booking is via Eventbrite.

Please contact: LancashireForum@uclan.ac.uk

Twitter: UCLanSME


Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs

The University of Central Lancashire has launched a FREE investor led Investment Readiness Programme, offering unique insights into what is needed to secure equity investment for your business.  Led by experienced investors, the programme helps SMEs raise venture capital and business angel investment by ensuring they are properly prepared and understand the process.  The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Whether you're looking for first round investment or larger funding sources this programme will outline what equity investment opportunities are available and what different investors are looking for.

Join us at an introductory workshop to find out what venture capital is, whether venture capital or business angel finance is right for you and ensure when you do apply, you are well equipped to clearly present your proposition.

*Eligibility: - Please note: The event and programme are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and so is only eligible to Lancashire based SME's seeking investment into their business.

Date & Time: Thursday 7th December, 12:00 – 16:30

Location: West Lancashire Investment Centre, Maple View, White Moss Business Park, Skelmersdale, WN8 9TG

This workshop is free and bookings are via Eventbrite

Email: investmentreadiness@uclan.ac.uk