14 October 2021


Meet other founders, hear from successful tech businesses, and understand how to prepare for and unlock investment opportunities.

Connect with investors and VCs and understand what they are looking for and how they support ambitious Tech companies to succeed. Understand what support is out there, how to succeed.

Learn from Melissa Snover, Founder of Nourished, about how they have grown more than 600% over the past year.

David Hardman, Managing director of Bruntwood SciTech, will deliver the opening keynote and share insights on how the Tech ecosystem works and insights into how and why the ‘fittest survive’ and how you make sure that your business is ‘one of the fittest’

9.20 – 9.30: Welcome (Birmingham Tech):

9.30 – 10.30: Keynote: ‘Survival Of The Fittest’ (David Hardman – Bruntwood Sci-Tech)

10.30 – 11.15: Successful Sales: Practical tips to find the right customer for growth: (Cliff Dennett, Bruntwood SciTech Host; Dan Hoff-Rodrigues – CX Squared; Tom Bradshaw-Smith – PM Connect; Dan Corcoran – Reedmace Solutions)

11:30am-12:30pm: Panel: Raising Investment: The Journey from Pitch to Partnership: (Ryan Cartwright – British Business Bank; Kiran Mehta – Mercia; Giovanni Finocchio – Midven):

12:30-13:30: Lunch & Networking:

13:30-14:30: Keynote: ‘The Nourished Story – how to build a world class scalable business in Birmingham’: (Melissa Snover – Get Nourished)

14:30-15:15: ‘How to convince investors your business in the one to back’ – creating a compelling story and fundraising assets that convince investors. (James Church – Robot Mascot):

15:30-16:30: Panel: Fuelling fast growth & preparing for investment’ – ( Rich Goold (Partner and Global Head of Tech Sector and Fast Growth Lead; EY;Ben Collins – EY; Jo Smith – BGF; Stephen Johnson – Mercia):

During the day there will be two Entrpreneur/Company showcase events happening in seperate space form the main auditorium

10.30 – 12.30: Entrepreneurs for Future Showcase: Founders from the Bruntwood SciTech E4F Start up accelerator, will present their start-ups to the audience of business professionals, investors, incubator managers and fellow founders.

Book you ticket for this breakout event here

14.30 – 16.30 : Bham Tech Scale-Up Programme Showcase: In April 2021 Birmingham Tech launched a Scale Up programme to support 12 exciting tech-focused businesses to take the next step. The companies were selected based on their potential to compete on a national and international stage. Get a chance to meet these exciting entrepreneurs and hear their pitches and their future goals.

Book your ticket for this breakout session here