D2N2 Growth Hub Supporting Growth

Investment Readiness for the Life Sciences Sector

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Date: Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Available To: Eligible SME's

Speaker: Ian Baker

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

This webinar is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, East Midlands Chamber and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

This webinar explores critical success factors when seeking and applying for investment. It focuses particularly on the Life Sciences sector and will offer businesses a good overview of how to become investor ready.

The session will cover the following key elements:

  • Does your business need investment?

  • Types of Investment and investors

  • What your business needs to do to prepare

  • How to find and engage investors

  • What investors are looking for

  • Creating and delivering compelling pitches

  • Common mistakes made when raising investment

Who Should Attend?

Businesses who want to learn more about the life sciences sector and investment readiness. This webinar is aimed at SME businesses.

Please note that preference will be given to businesses based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire for this webinar.  


  • 3.00pm - 3.10pm - Welcome and Introduction

  • 3.10pm - 3.50pm - Webinar presentation
  • 3.50pm - 4.00pm - Q&A

Speaker Information

Ian Baker currently runs a successful consultancy business that provides hands on support to small businesses within the healthcare, biotech, med-tech, and beauty categories. This support takes the form of 1-to-1 mentoring and coaching, strategy, business planning, and investor readiness training.

Prior to starting his consultancy, Ian worked across multiple SME’s and large global Blue Chip businesses (such as Boots, Reckitt Benckiser, Catalent, PCI Services, and Unilever) in Product Development, Project Management and Buying, but most predominantly in senior sales roles and as Managing Director for a global medical devices business.

Using his 25+ years of connections and experience, Ian is able to provide insights and expertise for businesses just starting out and seeking investment, or looking to scale up their commercial journey.

Ian currently sits on the board, as a Non-Executive Director, for two technology businesses as well as being a director and investor in three other small businesses.

Book Your Place

This webinar will be delivered via Go To webinars. To register for a place complete the booking form.

Any questions please speak to your dedicated Account Manager - Ashreen Seethal - ashreen.seethal@nottinghamcity.gov.uk