This Thursday (29 September) the University of Brighton will play host to the Alchemists, an early stage investor network, as they search for fast growth companies of the future. Organised by Finance South East (FSE), the event is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and start up companies to showcase their ideas and obtain business funding. Keynote speaker for the evening is media entrepreneur, Richard Daws, co-founder of Victoria Real and the award-winning Brighton comedy venue, Komedia.
The Alchemists is an exclusive investment network managed by FSE which helps to provide businesses with access to early stage funding and high quality mentoring. It comprises a community of business mentors, investors and industry representatives who offer resources, including knowledge, people and finance. The network supports the development of technology and knowledge-based businesses emerging from eight partner universities and the SEEDA Enterprise Hubs.
Commenting, John Brigden of Finance South East, said: "The University of Brighton has developed an excellent reputation for innovation and enterprise. This event will showcase a number of young enterprises that require funding, knowledge and expertise of the Alchemist members. These innovative, high-growth ventures have been selected from the wide network of Alchemist partners."
Richard Daws picked up an Emmy Award for Outstanding Editing in 1998 and the Vision Vote Award (Who Owns the Future of TV?) at the Edinburgh Television Festival. He pioneered the UK's first MSc in Digital TV, with the University of Brighton and is founder of the award-winning Victoria Real operation in Australia.Attendance to the Alchemists is by invitation only, however new members are welcome. If you are interested in participating in the network please contact John Brigden on 07979 751 831or email email@example.com.
Contact: Marketing and Communications, University of Brighton, 01273 643022