March workshops help West Midland entrepreneurs bid for 35 million funding pot

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Venture capital firm Midven based in Birmingham, has recently been appointed to manage the £35 million equity finance portion of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) and will look to invest these funds into high-growth businesses across the West Midlands over the next five years.

As part of its work and development in the region, Midven will be hosting an interactive workshop next week to help budding entrepreneurs learn more about venture capital investment.

Working in partnership with Entrepreneurs for the Future (e4f), the workshop will help entrepreneurs understand how to best prepare an effective investor pitch and learn how successful companies raise early-stage funding.

The workshop will be led by Midven’s investment director, Giovanni Finocchio, and take place at the iCentrum  TfWM Room at Innovation Birmingham Campus on Holt Street on Wednesday March 14th from 10am to 12pm. To register for the free Midven and e4f workshop, please visit

Additionally, the Midlands Engine Investment Fund and its network of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are hosting a series of events across the Midlands to inform entrepreneurs about how they can access MEIF funds. Midven will be presenting at the below five roadshows and welcomes regional entrepreneurs to attend:

Malvern – 8th March 2018, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Coventry – 9th March 2018, 8am – 10am

Stoke – 19th March 2018, 9.30am – 11.30am

Birmingham – 20th March 2018, 8am – 10am