Mercia EIS Funds

Mercia Fund Management launches start-up competition

4th June, 2014

Leading UK technology investor looks to attract innovative technology companies

Henley-in-Arden, 3 June 2014. Mercia Fund Management (MFM), a leading technology investor, in partnership with the newly launched Forward House Workspace, is inviting early stage UK technology businesses to pitch their business plans and compete in ‘The Mercia Investment Pitch 2014’.

Businesses must have been trading for less than two years, be technology driven, and cannot have already received EIS investment.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £5,000, plus three months membership to Forward House Workspace inclusive of a hot desk, and strategic guidance from investment executives at Mercia Fund Management (with the prospect of equity investment).

Mark Payton, Managing Director of Mercia Fund Management, commented on the competition: “The Mercia Investment Pitch 2014 provides an opportunity for us to meet the brightest start-ups in the industry whilst giving them access to strategic advice from the Mercia investment team alongside support services through Forward House Workspace to help grow their businesses. “

2014 is already shaping up to be a record year for Mercia Fund Management, with over 20 investments, oversubscribed funds and a growing team. We’d like to add to this success by encouraging technology companies to come forward and be part of our growth.”

Five runners up will each receive three months membership to Forward House Workspace inclusive of a hot desk, and will also receive strategic guidance from investment executives at Mercia Fund Management.

All entrants to the competition will be invited to future seminars, workshops and events run at Forward House Workspace.

An open day will be taking place on Monday 16th June 2014 for all entrants to sign up for the competition and to receive business plan guidance from Mercia Fund Management ahead of The Mercia Investment Pitch.

Please note, applicants MUST attend the open house in order to qualify for entry.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mercia-fund-the-pitch-2014-open-day-tickets-11776083583?aff=eorg

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