Elevator Investor Showcase

Elevator - Investment Readiness

Networking | Seminars | Workshops

Is your digital business seeking investment? Nottingham Trent University and the Knowledge Transfer Network present the opportunity to pitch to venture capitalist and local angel investors.

  • From: Thursday 25 October 2018, 9.30 am
  • To: Thursday 25 October 2018, 4 pm
  • Location: THiNK, Cobden Chambers, off Pelham St, Nottingham, NG1 2ED,

Event details

Nottingham Trent University and the Knowledge Transfer Network present the opportunity to pitch to venture capitalists and local angel investors with an interest in digital businesses with growth aspirations.

The Elevator Investor Showcase event on the 7 November will be open to only 6 selected companies. To secure investment for their business, each participant will have 20 minutes to pitch to investors and answer questions.


  • Sandy Reid | Investment Manager | Mercia Technologies.
    Mercia is a national investment group focused on the funding and scaling of innovative businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions. Initially this is through Mercia's managed funds and then selectively scaling businesses through its own balance sheet capital.
  • More investors to be confirmed.

Selection Panel - 25 October

To be shortlisted for the Elevator Investor Showcase event, businesses will need to partake in a Selection Panel on the 25 October. Each business will have a half hour slot to make their 7-minute pitch and answer questions from the panel and will receive constructive feedback. Laptop and projector/screen for presentations will be provided.


  • Dr. Lynn Oxborrow, Principal Lecturer | Nottingham Trent University
  • Charlotte Thompson: Knowledge Transfer Manager | Access to Funding & Finance | KTN
  • Andy Curtis: Knowledge Transfer Manager | Digital Economy | KTN

Selection Panel Booking

Booking to pitch to the selection panel is essential and slots are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Reserve a place by emailing us at bighouse@ntu.ac.uk with preference for morning or afternoon. The Big House team will respond to confirm your pitching time and give further event details.

*NTU reserves the right to postpone or cancel the Investor Showcase (8 November) following the outcome of the selection panel.

Investment Readiness 101 – 3 October

We recommend that all businesses interested in pitching at the Elevator Investor Showcase should prepare and attend our investment readiness workshops presented by the Knowledge Transfer Network.

Contact us

Get in touch with the team at bighouse@ntu.ac.uk or on 0115 848 4297.

About The Big House & The Knowledge Transfer Network

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund, The Big House project, provides free support for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire-based creative and digital businesses.

The Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK’s network partner and also provides innovation networking for other funders in line with its mission to drive UK growth.

Location details




Cobden Chambers, off Pelham St

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