A venture fund to find the tech stars of the future It will invest sums from to in promising early stage businesses both on and off campus in the Manchester city region.
The model, which is based on successful US funds such as the Dorm Room Fund and the Wolverine Venture Fund, aims to allow investors direct access to ray ban ?????? knowledge, opportunities and contacts from within the university.Big Chip Awards 2017 are now open for entriesThe deal with the University of Manchester comes just before Campus Capital starts raising its first fund and one month after it signed its initial partnership with the University of Sheffield.Campus Capital has been launched by serial entrepreneurs Michael Howe and Samantha Deakin Hill and is endorsed by ray ban collection Tech North, whose former head Claire Braithwaite is among the advisory board members, along with Tim Dempsey of Epiphany Capital and Rupert Wingate Saul of AXM Venture Capital.Michael Howe said the company was speaking to North West investors as part of the fundraising process, and in talks with other universities about rolling out the model nationwide.He said: "Universities are at the heart of the knowledge economy through their research and development, their role in educating future entrepreneurs and their close links with current business leaders. It makes sense for venture funds to work more ray ban discount closely with them."Campus Capital will allow investors to plug directly into these knowledge hubs, making use of their networks and engaging students in building the deals pipeline. It will also provide a new source of funding for high growth Manchester businesses, whether on or off campus. Our aim is to identify early stage companies with the potential to become the technology stars of the future."Virtual Reality Conference comes to ManchesterLynn Sheppard, director of Manchester Enterprise Centre, added: "The University of Manchester has a long tradition of supporting innovation.
"We ray ban mirrored aviators are delighted to be working with Campus Capital to help pioneer this new model, which will provide further opportunities for students to build experience."It will allow them to gain insight into the issues facing technology start ups, understand the perspective of both entrepreneurs and funders, and many of the factors required to create a successful, high growth business.".
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