Funding Innovation for Creative Enterprises

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Does your creative enterprise need funding? Gain the tools you need to succeed in a workshop by Golant Media Ventures in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, on 9th July, 2015.

9th July, 10:30am to 5:30pm

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Finding funding is not just a matter of applying for the right grant. To make the case, you need to demonstrate that you have a viable business model. And if you’re combining funding from different sources – especially public and private – you’ll need to tell your story in different ways.

We’ll share with you case studies of successful approaches to funding, an dhow they navigated the public and private finance landscape.

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You will find out about:

  • The kinds of market research, business models and wider benefits that public funders and private finance want to see – i.e. Creative England, Innovate UK, Horizon 2020, Business Angels, Venture Capital
  • How to use GrowthAccelerator (now part of Business Growth Hub) and Innovation Vouchers from Innovate UK to help pay for specialist creative business advice
  • How enterprises similar to yours have claimed R&D tax credits and put their tangible assets on their balance sheet


  • Patrick Towell, Chief Executive of Golant Media Ventures
  • Johanna Bolhoven, Senior Strategy Executive, Creative England
  • Rosa Wilkinson, Innovation Director, IPO
  • Yvonne Grady, on behalf of GrowthAccelerator
  • Brian Dorman, on behalf of GrowthAccelerator
  • Chris Bevan, Senior Partner, Addicus Chartered Accountants

Place and time

  • Thursday 9th July
  • The Shed, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD
  • 10:30am registration for an 11am start. Networking from 4:00pm onwards

Please note that lunch is not provided but there are places to eat nearby or you are welcome to bring your own food.