Workshop format: Keynote speaker, followed by a moderated panel discussion with investors and fundraising experts, followed by Q&A.

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Glenn Elliott, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Tenzing PE


Ayanna White-Laurent, Trademark Paralegal, Allen and Overy.



A discussion on how innovative businesses may access funding. Cashflow is the lifeblood of a business. Some businesses require larger upfront capital in order to get better product-market fit or wider adoption. In this session, we will demystify the process of raising capital, as well as highlight creative alternatives to pitching (Dragon’s Den-style) to a traditional investor. We will also discuss initiatives, programmes, and trends driving more capital into the technology and innovation sector.

Case study: Innovation Challenge

Innovation Challenge is MSDUK’s flagship pitching competition for ethnic minority businesses. This year’s theme is Corporate Sustainability. Winners of the MSDUK Innovation Challenge can benefit from:

  • £20,000 Total Cash Grant and a place on Accenture Mentoring Programme
  • Opportunity to showcase your business solution to MSDUKs corporate network who are actively looking for new ethnic minority businesses to work with
  • Opportunity to win category special awards worth 3 x £2000

Watch the video about MSDUK Innovation Challenge

Apply to MSDUK Innovation Challenge

Applications close 31 May 2022.

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Funding technology innovation
Date and time
Wednesday 25 May, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Wayra UK
Tintagel House
92 Albert Embankment
United Kingdom
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