16/05/2019 Bright Building

Manchester’s potential to be a world-class tech city has never been nearer. Their collective talent, resources, funding, events and hubs are combining to create a world-leading community of digital and tech businesses. Register below to meet the organisations that are making this possible.

UPDATE: The event is now fully booked, but you are more than welcome to register for the following events we will be holding in Bristol, Newcastle and Wales!


With a huge shift in emphasis towards regional funding support, the Connected Investing event series will lift the lid on the latest initiatives open to both the investor and start-up communities.

Starting at 2pm, Connected Investing Manchester will take place at Manchester Science Park, the UK’s leading provider of specialist environments and growth support to science and technology companies.

The event will feature the latest updates from newly emerging funds, including the British Business Investments £100m fund and Innovate UK’s regional angel investment accelerator.

We will also take a look at how the changing face of funding has placed more emphasis on the importance of angel investment and hear from inspirational entrepreneurs and their journey to building and exiting successful businesses.

Finally, the event will end with an evening of networking over drinks and canapés.

The Connected Investing event series is being delivered through a partnership between UKBAA, the trade body for early stage investing and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.


Ian Campbell, Director of Health & Life Sciences at Innovate UK, 7 February 2017.

Ian Campbell

Executive Chair

Innovate UK

Bruce Colley

Access to Finance Manager

Innovate UK

Patricia Keating

Patricia Keating


Tech Manchester

Elizabeth Gooch

Elizabeth Gooch MBE

Founder & CEO

The Tech Growth Factory

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Roderick Beer

Managing Director


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Jenny Tooth OBE



Volker Hirsch


Amadeus Capital Partners

Nigel Greenaway


Greenaway Scott

Tim Mills

Tim Mills

Managing Partner

Angel CoFund

David Johnson

Head of Business Development


Ying De Group

Alex Rothwell

Alex Rothwell

Investment Manager

Maven Capital Partners

Henry Whorwood

Henry Whorwood

Head of Research & Consultancy


James Bedford

Head of Investment Partnerships

Tech Nation

Estelle Blanks

Estelle Blanks

Executive Director

Innovation Supernetwork

Charlotte Thompson

Access to Funding and Finance

Knowledge Transfer Network

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Alex Wilson


Andy Davidson

Head of Business Relations

Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Mark Barry

Mark Barry

Senior Investment Manager


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Jessica Jackson

Investment Director

GC Angels

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Peter Lusty

Peter Lusty

Chief Executive

Manchester Tech Trust

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Sue Barnard

North West Senior Manager

British Business Bank

Gordon Bateman


Investor Ladder

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David Smith


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Nick Edgar

Senior Director

Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank




Bright Building, part of Manchester Science Park

Pencroft Way, M15 6GZ, Manchester


Event delivered in partnership with

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