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Exeter Science Park event will explore investment opportunities

Business owners seeking investment opportunities are invited to a special ‘Meet the Funder’ event at Exeter Science Park.

This exclusive event offers entrepreneurs the chance to connect with two angel investors and explore potential investment avenues for their ventures. The free and informal session takes place at the Science Park on Wednesday, May 15 from 10am until 3pm and includes lunch and a networking session.

The event, which has been organised in partnership with the British Business Bank, will offer business owners a unique opportunity to gain insights into the thinking of investors when considering potential investments. Participants will have the chance to delve into the strategies, criteria, and decision-making processes that investors use to assess propositions.

There will also be the opportunity for a number of selected attendees to receive personalised feedback and guidance on their own business propositions. The two investors in attendance are Richard Haycock and Kirsty Semple.

Richard is co-founder and chief executive of QantX, a regionally focused venture capital company which provides capital, business expertise and global networking for early-stage companies.

Kirsty is the co-founder and chief operating officer at SENISCA, a University of Exeter spinout biotech that is developing RNA therapeutics to treat age-related disease. Kirsty lives in Exeter and is an experienced angel investor supporting high growth seed companies based in the south west.

Jason Buck, senior business development manager at Exeter Science Park, said: “We are delighted to once again partner with the British Business Bank and bring this exciting event to Exeter Science Park.”

“As a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, we are committed to providing valuable resources and support to businesses at every stage of their journey. This event will offer business owners invaluable insights into the investor mindset and help them refine their  strategies for success.”

The event is the second Meet the Funder session to be held at Exeter Science Park and is part of ongoing efforts to foster entrepreneurship and facilitate growth within the business community. It is also open to companies who are not based on the Park. There is also the opportunity for a tour of the Science Park for interested participants.

Jason added: “By equipping business owners with the knowledge and tools they need to attract investment and drive innovation, we aim to catalyse economic development and create opportunities for sustainable growth in the region.”

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