FMB is delighted to welcome ecoConnect CIC as an Affiliate
ecoConnect CIC is the UK’s green industry business network. Our mission is to better connect the cleantech industry by building the largest green business support network and connections hub in the UK.
We do this by bringing businesses together (eg. through events and membership), unlocking procurement opportunities, stimulating innovation (eg. through the annual Cleantech Innovate showcases) and helping accelerate investment throughout UK cleantech.
Investment is a key area of business support and is primarily delivered through the Greenbackers Investment Pitch programme.
There are two aspects to Greenbackers:
The Live Pitches at which up to 5 high quality, pre-qualified cleantech businesses meet active, pre-qualified investors ( drawn from Venture Capital Firms, Business Angels, Family Offices, Corporate Venturers and Specialist Finance) in a boardroom format.These are held in London and Edinburgh.
The online platform which is open to all cleantech companies in the UK and to all investors wherever they are based.The Online Platform is operated within a secure and FCA regulated environment and all propositions are checked and released as financial promotions according to FCA principals. The companies are screened and pre-selected using ecoConnect’s extensive knowledge of the UK’s cleantech sector. The majority of companies profiled are also Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) approved.
Being able to demonstrate sound business planning and financial forecasting are crucial for all the companies we support through our Greenbackers and Cleantech Innovate programmes which is why we welcome the opportunity to partner with Venture Hothouse and offer access to Fund My Business tools to our members.