PwC and BizzInn host showcase for Midlands technology scale-ups
Following its introduction in 2017, PwC and BizzInn, the University of Birmingham Enterprise Acceleration Team, will host their first Scale Midlands executive evening on the 8 February 2018.
Nine Midlands-based technology scale-ups, ranging from online booking specialists to the developers of a payments lifestyle app, will have the opportunity to showcase their products and services to executives and specialists from PwC.
The event is designed to provide the selected scale-ups with feedback on their value propositions, products, services and the chance to network with influential business leaders from the region, looking for the latest enterprise technologies to implement in their organisations.
The Scale Midlands programme is designed to help high potential businesses bridge the gap between innovative late-stage startup and established large organisations.
It is the latest in a series of UK-wide Scale Programmes connecting these dynamic businesses with potential customers and industry decision makers, as well as introducing them to a network of investors and experts who can help close deals and secure future investment.
Commenting on the event, Steve Smith, Midlands fast growth leader at PwC said:
“We recognise that the primary needs of scale-ups are to access new customers and win further investment. In our Scale Midlands programmes, we help businesses become fit for scaling, then open the doors to our network, which can facilitate introductions and funding opportunities.
“We’re bringing together fast-growing and ambitious scale-ups from across the Midlands with the world’s biggest brands, in a way that allows both sides to learn from each other and build commercial opportunities.
“Interest is now extending beyond the UK and we’re seeing increased collaboration from overseas, both from our global PwC network, scale-up applicants and programme partners.”
David Coleman, Head, BizzInn said:
“A fantastic cohort has been lined up and is now receiving support from The Scale| Midlands programme.
“These are companies that have proven products on the market, and which also have the potential for significant scale. We are proud to support this programme and to help those companies ready themselves to enter into their next exciting phase of growth.
“The executive evening will be a great opportunity for potential customers, collaborators and investors to really get to know this select group from across the Midlands.”