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Starting and Financing your Tech Venture - inc. Innovate UK, Paul Mason

Critical in this challenging time, is the ability to anticipate change and build resilience for the future in your business and investment

This programme is for people looking to start their own venture or working in Corporate Venture, CVC units, corporate innovation roles, investors, ventures etc.

As we go through these unprecedented times many leading corporates are having to make many thousands of very smart people redundant who could create tech IP rich ventures.

In this session we will be considering the approach to corporates supporting your people to 'Starting your own business’, where ventures can gain support and investment.

Paul Mason is Director of Responsive Programmes at Innovate UK and will share how your venture can be supported. Innovate UK supports businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas. In this session we will gain an overview of the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), Grant support, Loans and Investment that can be provided to tech led ventures. Themes that are currently supported include COVID, transport, smarter manufacturing, air transportation, Net Zero energy, plastic waste etc.

Format Brief introduction from the participants who are joining the call while we wait as people dial in Introductions and Objective Context and examples Andrew Gaule Expert experience perspective and topic Guest speaker for around 20 minutes Questions and discussion Aim is to have up to a 1.5 hour session We do record the main presentation but do not publish the discussions. Recent sessions can be seen e.g. BMW, Williams, SVB, Evonik etc on our YouTube Channel Aimava Purpose to Performance Key contributors to this session; Paul Mason Director - Responsive Programmes - Innovate UK will introduce the programmes that Innovate UK lead to support technology led businesses. Andrew Gaule, CEO of Aimava Aimava is a global advisory firm which supports corporates in their strategic innovation, venturing and delivering Innovative New Value Chains. The Aimava sessions are very interactive and there will be plenty of opportunity to share perspectives and questions with peers on the call to share learning and build mutual understanding. Format Brief introduction from the participants (around 12 people on a call) Introductions and Objective Context and examples Andrew Gaule Expert experience perspective and topic Guest speaker for around 20 minutes Questions and discussion Aim is to have up to a 1.5 hour session

No Charge: We will not charge for these sessions. We do however want to ensure people do attend when they sign up and they would find this of mutual value with the other particpants. We ask you register your interest and we will confirm your place.

We are giving the opportunity for you to donate to our nominated charities are Big Issue (a homelessness charity), The Silver Line (a 24 hour support line for older people), and Mind (a mental health charity).

What Aimava Do. Aimava is a global advisory firm, which is supporting leading corporates, business ventures and investors by - Determining the key strategic innovation Purpose, aligning Process, Partners and delivering Performance. People we believe are central to the change. - Using the well proven methods and frameworks to develop the people and partners. The approaches are core programs used in Europe, USA, China. - We work with leading global corporates to utilise Technology, Start Ups and Partners to deliver new products, solutions and business models which require fundamental change. We also work with Angel Funds, ventures and government funded programmes on venture development - Future events By signing up for this event we will add you to our mail list and keep you informed about Aimava and Partners. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you.

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