Investment Readiness Programme

Invest Telford is offering 10 Telford businesses a unique opportunity to get ready to attract external investors.


We are offering 10 Telford businesses a unique opportunity to get ready to attract external investors.

The programme is fully funded with an application process to select businesses that are suitable.

This is a first of its kind programme to be run in Telford, and the chance to have access to a handpicked panel of investors is completely unique.

Programme overview

Duration – over a 3 month period

Key components

1.    Workshops: Two half-day workshops held at Maxi House, Telford 
2.    Mentoring: Individualised mentoring sessions totalling 4 hours per business
3.    Investor Pitch: A final event where businesses pitch to a group of angel investors

Detailed programme structure

Workshop 1: Investment readiness essentials

• Understanding the investment landscape
• Crafting a compelling investment story
• Financial modelling and valuation techniques
• Legal considerations for fundraising

Workshop 2: Pitch perfect

(Approximately 1 month after Workshop 1)
• Effective pitch deck creation
• Communication and presentation skills
• Handling investor queries
• Networking strategies

Mentoring support:
Duration: Post-workshop, over a period of 1 month
Format: 4 hours of tailored one-to-one sessions with industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs.

Areas of support:
• Refining business strategy
• Financial planning and analysis
• Marketing and scaling strategies
• Specific pitch preparation

Investor pitch event:
(At the end of the 3-month programme)
Venue: Maxi House, Telford
Format: Each company will have a 10-minute slot to present their pitch, followed by a Q&A session with investors.

Participant criteria and commitment:

  • Based in the borough of Telford and Wrekin
  • Must be trading for at least 12 months
  • Demonstrable growth potential
  • Commitment to attend all programme components

Programme benefits:
• Access to expert knowledge and guidance
• Networking opportunities with peers and investors
• Enhanced investment readiness
• Potential for securing investment

Application process:
• Open application with a deadline for submissions.
• Shortlisting based on set criteria
• Final selection by a panel of experts from European Innovation

Please register your interest by emailing [email protected]

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