Investor Pitching Fast Track

1 August 2022 @ 9:30 am - 2 August 2022 @ 4:30 pm
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Does equity investment feature in your growth strategy? Want to know how to develop and deliver an engaging and comprehensive pitch?

About this event

Equity investment can be an excellent way to fund growth and investors can bring more than capital to the table, many bring a wealth of expertise, experience, and contacts that serve to further expedite growth objectives. But how do you reach investors and how do you optimally prepare in order to ‘stand out’ from the hundreds and thousands of approaches they receive.

Following OxLEP’s hugely successful ‘Pitch to the Panel’ event, we are running a 2-day Investor Pitching Fast Track workshop, specifically designed to take you from zero to comprehensive pitch deck able to withstand investor scrutiny. Workshop modules have been specifically designed to share best practice and cover the essential elements of a pitch deck, whilst guest speakers have been chosen to highlight what investors look for, and the Harwell Campus location provides the ability to collaborate closely with and learn from your peers in small groups throughout.

Day one of the two-day event follows an intensive agenda of core learning, peer discussion, guest presentations, and hands on support from specialists. Day two allows for additional pitch deck building and preparation before ‘pitching practice’ begins. Each delegate will have the opportunity to pitch their proposition for 10 minutes with 5 minutes Q&A and invaluable feedback from their peers.

What better way to prepare for your investment journey than being surrounded by specialists able to inform your pitch content and trusted peers helping you fine tune your delivery?


What delegates say

“A Fantastic two day fast track workshop with OxLEP Business. It was great to pitch our proposition to the delegates today. So many great take aways, top tips from industry experts, feedback on our investor pitch and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of delegates to share the time with, some truly inspiring and incredible people.”

Victoria Jeffery, uWatch


Who is this event for?

This event is for SMEs looking to become investment-ready, entrepreneurs and business owners who want to learn how to prepare and deliver an engaging and comprehensive investor pitch.

NB: Delegates MUST be able to attend both days.



Monday 1st August

09.30 – 10.00 – Coffee and Registration

10.00 – 10.15 – Welcome

10.15 – 11.15 – Workshop

11.15 – 11.30 – Break

11.30 – 12.00 – Guest speaker

12.00 – 13.00 – Workshop

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 – Workshop

15.00 – 15.30 – Guest speaker

15.30 – 15.45 – Break

15.45 – 16.45 – Workshop

16.45 – 17.00 – Wrap up


Tuesday 2nd August

09.45 – 10.00 – Coffee

10.00 – 11.30 – Workshop and preparation

11.30 – 12.30 – Pitching

12.30 – 13.30 – Lunch

13.30 – 15.30 – Pitching

15.00 – 15.15 – Break

15.15 – 16.15 – Pitching

16.15 – 16.30 – Wrap up and Close


How to attend

Workshop places are limited to 16, with no more than one person from any single company. Companies can be at any stage of growth but must be incorporated i.e. registered with Companies House.

Please register your interest for this event and the eScalate team will contact you with some initial checks to ensure your suitability for the workshop.

NB: Should all of the places be taken when you come to book, simply email the team at and they will prioritise you for the next workshop.

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Please note that this support is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and are delivered as part of the eScalate programme to help SMEs. By engaging in this programme you are being offered assistance under the De Minimis regulation which allows a company to receive up to but not exceeding €200,000 of public funding (at the applicable exchange rate) of De Minimis aid over a rolling three-tax year fiscal period. This de minimis declaration does not cover undertakings engaged in: the primary production of agricultural goods and fisheries/aquaculture, road freight, services of general economic interest and export related activities and activities favouring domestic over imported goods. Please note, support cannot be given to undertakings (businesses) in difficulty. In order to receive support from this programme, you will be required to complete an application form and other relevant documentation.

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1 August 2022 @ 9:30 am
2 August 2022 @ 4:30 pm
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