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Navigate the GM Funding Landscape


27th Feb 2024


9.00 – 11.00am



Salford Innovation Forum

51 Frederick Road Salford M6 6FP

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

This event is your compass to navigate through the various funding options available in Greater Manchester. It’s an exclusive chance to connect with industry leaders, seasoned investors, and successful founders who have firsthand experience in securing funds from a variety of sources. They will share their insights, experiences, and tips on how to approach different funding avenues.

Types of Funding Explored:

  • Venture Capital: High-risk, high-reward funding from investment firms.
  • Angel Investors: Individual investors offering capital for a stake.
  • Debt Financing: Loans and credit, repaid over time.
  • Partnerships: Collaborative funding and resource sharing.
  • Grants: Non-repayable funds from governments or foundations.
  • Crowdfunding: Raising small amounts from many people online.


  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Reception with Podcast Recording
  • 9:30 – 9.40 a.m. – Keynote by Vikas Shah – Swiscot Group
  • 9:40 – 9:50 a.m. – Business Innovation Services at the University of Salford – Katherine Barr
  • 9.50 – 9.55am – An Introduction to the Salford Innovation Forum – Artur Grzybowski
  • 9:55 -10:40 a.m. – Panel Discussion and Q/A with Wendy Smith – Innovate UK, George Mensah – Sure Valley Ventures.