Investor Showcase

Nottingham Trent University and the Knowledge Transfer Network present the opportunity to pitch to venture capitalists and local angel investors with an interest in digital businesses with growth aspirations.


Thursday 25th October 9.30am - 4.00pm At think, Nottingham

Wednesday 7h November 9.30am - 4.00pm at QuAD, Derby


Investment Readiness

selection pannel - 25th Oct

To be shortlisted for the Elevator Investor Showcase event, businesses will need to partake in a Selection Panel on the 25th October. Each business will have a half hour slot to make their 7-minute pitch and answer questions from the panel and will receive constructive feedback. Laptop and projector/screen for presentations will be provided.




  • Dr. Lynn Oxborrow, Principal Lecturer | Nottingham Trent University
  • Charlotte Thompson: Knowledge Transfer Manager | Access to Funding & Finance | KTN
  • Andy Curtis: Knowledge Transfer Manager | Digital Economy | KTN

Selection Panel Booking

Booking to pitch to the selection panel is essential and slots are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Reserve a place by emailing us at with preference for morning or afternoon. The Big House team will respond to confirm your pitching time and give further event details.

*NTU reserves the right to postpone or cancel the Investor Showcase (8 November) following the outcome of the selection panel.


Investor Showcase - 7th November

The Elevator Investor Showcase event on the 7 November will be open to only 6 selected companies. To secure investment for their business, each participant will have 20 minutes to pitch to investors and answer questions.





  • Sandy Reid | Investment Manager | Mercia Technologies.
    Mercia is a national investment group focused on the funding and scaling of innovative businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions. Initially this is through Mercia's managed funds and then selectively scaling businesses through its own balance sheet capital.
  • More investors to be confirmed.