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Diary date for Investors

We’ll be celebrating the relaunch of Norfolk First as Connect East with a presentation afternoon followed by an angel networking event over a light supper immediately afterwards. This will take place on 29th September in the Norfolk Network board room.

If you’re not a member already, please click here to download your membership form and the required high net worth or sophisticated investor declarations, and return them as soon as possible.  Membership is free for investors.

The September event is in partnership with St. Johns Innovation Centre. The six presenting companies have undertaken training and business mentoring support to assist them in developing a quality business plan and pitch to maximise their ability to obtain equity investments to grow their business, provided through the Understanding Finance for Business programme.

Over £10M has been raised by companies who have engaged with this service in the last year.  Businesses range from a product to help with duvet covers, an online adventure and ‘what’s on for children’ resource, a cost-efficient management e-learning system, and pet health nutritional products.  Further information on the presenting companies and the agenda will be confirmed in our next newsletter in early September.  Due to high demand, we are arranging a second presentation day in October.

The network event will start at 5.45pm with wine and canapes, and include a presentation from an investee company about what their investment has enabled. I’ll also give you an update on how you can use Connect East to help connect you to businesses, and to other angels looking for co-investors.

Places on the investment panel is limited, so please email us and let me know as soon as possible if you would like to reserve a place.  As normal, we’ll try to accommodate any ‘emerging angels’ who would like to observe some of the proceedings.

If you are only able to join us for the networking event afterwards, please email Hannah or telephone her on 01223 421 479.  Click here for directions to the Norfolk Network office – we look forward to seeing you!


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