In Search of Funding & SG DAO Startups Pitch Battle

About this event

We're excited to invite you to an event that can help you get closer to investment! 

If you're planning on raising investment capital for your startup, but don't know where to begin or have some specific questions and want to get answers from a seasoned expert,  this is the event for you.

We have invited Mel Ellyard, Principal Sure Valley Ventures, an expert in this field to share her first-hand experience. You will get an overview of the North’s funding environment and guidance on raising funding.

The event will feature an announcement of SG DAO followed by a startup pitch battle and networking drinks with other founders, growth advisors, VCs and angels in attendance.  

Startups interested in taking part in the pitch battle 🎤 , please apply here

🎯 Pitch in front of judges and investors 💵

🎯 Have the chance to get yourself a step closer to securing the place at SG DAO programme - $100K funding if accepted for 5% on a post-money SAFE 💲

🎯 Get selected as one of potential startup/scaleup delegates from Leeds to Startup Grind's Global 2023 in Silicon Valley ✈️

🎯 Hone your pitch, get feedback from the judges  👍🏻 👍🏽 

🎯 Get your startup more exposure 📣

It is Startup Grind's first pitch battle in Leeds and we are providing complimentary tickets for everyone to attend. 



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Wednesday, Jul 27
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (BST)


Avenue HQ, Eagle Labs
10-12 E Parade LeedsLS1 2BH

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