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november, 2020

tue03nov10:00 am12:00 pmONE Life Sciences Leadership Forum - Investment Ready Series10:00 am - 12:00 pm Event Organized By: Opportunity North East Event Type :Accelerator Taster,Workshop

Event Details

This new programme will help life sciences businesses in north east Scotland prepare for raising investment. The programme, tailored to the needs of participants and delivered via the ONE Life Sciences Leadership Forum with BioCity Group, comprises four virtual workshops and associated one-to-one support. The programme is aimed at founders, CEOs or CFOs in early-stage companies or managers within more established companies who are being developed to take a role in funding and investment rounds.

Participation in the programme is by invitation.

The programme starts on 6 October with the first of four virtual workshops that will be held fortnightly. Participants are expected to take part in all four virtual workshops and undertake offline work during the programme. The programme activity comprises:

  • Individual company diagnostic session
  • Virtual investment preparedness workshops
  • Investor panel and company feedback
  • Follow on one-to-one support for companies to achieve investment readiness

The programme is fully funded by Opportunity North East (ONE) as part of the broader action and investment it is leading, with regional and national partners, to double the number of life sciences companies in and around Aberdeen.

Workshop 1, 6 October 2020

An understanding of all aspects of investment readiness, the 6 Ms (Market, Management, MVP, Model, Money, Momentum) and how to evidence each ahead of investment raising.

Workshop 2, 20 October 2020

An understanding of the investment landscape encompassing, angel, VC & debt vs. equity funding, specialist vs. generalist. Understanding of the implications of raising finance on a company.

Workshop 3, 3 November 2020

A practical understanding of the approach and pitfalls of raising equity finance from real world experience.

Workshop 4, 17 November 2020

Real life experience of preparing for and delivering an investment pitch. Gain insight from real investors on how to strengthen investment proposition.

If you have any questions regarding the programme, please contact Lorna Duguid, Development Director – Life Sciences, ONE, at [email protected]


(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Opportunity North East