Funding for Your International Expansion


A three-part virtual workshop programme for founder/managers of tech, digital & eCommerce scale-ups looking to fund their international expansion plans through grants, loans, R&D tax relief and investment. The programme culminates with a pitching event to hand-selected VCs and investors with known interest and experience of funding growth companies.

This programme will be chaired by Ian Tracey, co-founder of Anchored In (ex TKN), and delivered via a series of online meetings with a mix of group activities and break-out sessions.  Ian will be joined by specialist teams from Innovate UK, The Knowledge Network, ABHi, US and UK Investment Houses including US-based GrayHawk Capital, and Capital Pilot.



Thursday 3rd September 15:00 to 19:00 hrs BST

A series of hands-on virtual workshop sessions, starting with a 90 minute group workshop where key experts will high-level insights and recommendations. This will be followed by a series of 30 minute break-out sessions delivered by experts with inside knowledge of how to successfully:

  • Draft a winning grant application
  • Benefit from tax incentives (R&D & Patent Box)
  • Pitch successfully to investors – masterclass
  • Obtain other forms of funding e.g. loans
  • Protect Intellectual Property e.g. Trade Marks

Following this workshop, companies looking for support in making grant applications, obtaining loans or R&D tax relief claims can get preferential commercial rates on some services through the GTM Global partner network.


Tuesday 15th September

An investor readiness 3-hour virtual workshop for companies who wish to participate in the live investor pitching event. Whether you are new to investing or an established well-funded business, this workshop will:

  • Help prepare your pitch and hone your skills to maximise your chances of success
  • Provide invaluable investor insights
  • Give you an opportunity to rehearse your pitch
  • Get critical feedback from an expert panel (and peer-to-peer).


Tuesday 29th September

Selected participants from the programme will be invited to pitch to either a panel of investors or have a series of 1-2-1 pitches.

  • Investors will be selected based upon the profile of participating companies so as to ensure a good alignment to sectors, growth stage, technology etc.
  • We plan to have a minimum of five pedigree VCs / Investors
  • The pitching format and investor mix will be detailed during Part #2 of the programme


There is a one-off fee of £99 exc VAT per delegate and for those companies participating in the pitching event, a success fee of 2% will apply (subject to contract).

Further details and payment options will be provided following registration.

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