Applications to Minerva Birmingham’s Pitch Up 2022 competition have opened. Formerly known as ‘Pitchfest WM’ and now in its 7th year, Pitch Up is a collaboration, co-delivered by Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park Ltd, the Centre for Growth at Aston University, and University of Birmingham Enterprise.
Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, has made its 100th investment. Minerva works with scale-ups, start-up businesses and spin-out companies. The landmark investment has been made in support of Skyfarer, a drone logistics operator which is conducting ground-breaking trials to deliver medical supplies between hospitals in the West Midlands this summer.
Minerva Business Angels continues quest to build one of the UK’s best angel networks outside London and the South East
More than 1,000 potential entrepreneurs and investors registered for a series of webinars run by Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, and its Minerva Birmingham partners Aston University Centre for Growth and University of Birmingham Enterprise. The series was targeted at those who may be considering being an investor and companies looking for finance as part of the Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up programme.
Alex Toft, Head of Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, has been named a Barclays Entrepreneur Awards Regional Icon. The awards are made to individuals who are local thought leaders of influence, who actively contribute to the development of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, and who inspire others.