There is an opportunity to gain firsthand advice from a range of business advisors with significant agri-tech knowledge in the Agri-Business Plaza supporting the Focus on Funding event.
Becky Dodds, Agri-TechE Membership and Events Manager, explains that the virtual environment creates a interactive experience for delegates, allowing both presentations to a group and one-on-one meetings. She stresses that although there will be much to interest start-ups the advice will also help established businesses and those in scale-up.
She says: “As businesses grow, their needs change. Our ecosystem has people who can help you from that first round of seed funding, to the launch of a new product or service in your existing portfolio. The Agri-Business Plaza is a good opportunity to review the services of many organisations in one place to see what support is available.”
The Agri-Business Plaza will include:
Barclays Eagle Labs – offers a UK wide network of coworking spaces and business incubators
GrantTree – one of the UK’s leading funding experts for scaling companies, specialising in innovation grants, R&D tax credits, and advanced funding. Dr Nickie Smith of GrantTree will be discussing agri-tech grant funding and offering insights into best practices and success stories.
Lombard Asset Finance – offers forward looking finance for managing assets.
Mixology Communications – marketing communications consultancy that advises companies on brand positioning and audience engagement. Mixology will be talking about investor marketing and how to promote your brand to a fundraising audience.
MMP-Tax – combine specialist knowledge of IP planning, grants and technology tax incentives, such as the R&D Tax Credit and Patent Box, with practical experience in engineering and scientific disciplines. MMP-Tax will be giving their top tips for R&D tax relief.
PwC – global network of firms delivering world-class assurance, tax, and consulting services. PwC will be talking about R&D tax incentives and the changes that are on the horizon.
Rothamsted Enterprises – a unique hub focused on promoting collaboration and innovation by partnering with commercial agri-tech businesses and opening up the research process.
RSM – a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders, globally. It will be providing a brief introduction to RSM and will talk through the accounting and tax considerations that companies need to consider at each stage of the business lifecycle from Seed to Exit.
Taylor Vinters – international law firm supporting businesses that drive the innovation economy. Taylor Vinters will be providing funding tips and hints to help entrepreneurs make the most of the agri-tech momentum post COVID.
Trendlines – leading agrifood tech investor with a growing portfolio of more than 20 companies. Based in Israel with operations in Singapore it will be offering a clinic to provide feedback to start-ups.
Focus on Funding with the Agri-Tech Business Plaza – Tuesday 15th June at 11:00 am – 3:00 pm