Lean Launch Programme: Options Roundabout pitches
Our first cohort of teams will pitch to a specially invited audience of investors, corporates & media on 23rd May 2019 in Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Our ventures from leading Universities across the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, have emerged from a rigorous customer discovery journey, meeting customers to test their value propositions and determine whether there is a market for products or services that utilise outcomes from their research.
With places limited, this event is a unique opportunity for early-stage investors to engage with many of the best commercial opportunities from the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It's also a great chance to meet and talk to team members from the technology transfer offices. Register now to attend and receive updates on our teams who will be pitching.
Our ventures from leading Universities across the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, have emerged from a grueling lean customer discover journey to test their value propositions.
Meet the teams
Registration & lunch from 1:00pm
2:00pm Pitch session 1 (each team - 5 min pitch & 5 min Q&A)
3:30pm Coffee break
3:45pm Pitch session 2 (each team 5 min pitch & 5 min Q&A)
5:00pm Awards presentations
5:15pm Food, drinks & networking
Lean Launch Programme
The North by Northwest Lean Launch Programme is a novel 5 week pre-accelerator programme where university researchers will have the opportunity to:
- Validate their research in the market;
- Funding (up to £5k per team) in support of customer discovery activities;
- Investigate the most appropriate technology transfer route to market; and
- Opportunity to secure additional funding upon successful completion of the programme
Graduates of past cohorts have included spinouts Causeway Sensors, Green Lizard Technologies, Phion Therapeutics and Xenobics Ltd, which have gone on to raise investment, secure grant funding, win awards and gain traction in their respective markets.