The Super Connect Series
This is a national tech initiative to facilitate collaboration and/or funding between tech startups & scale-ups with larger companies (e.g. corporates, brands, SMEs, Non-profits etc.) and funding providers (e.g. investors, grant and loan providers) based on mutual interest.
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The Super Connect Series provides 12 UK-based events in 2019/2020 and a range of insights from tech startups, scale-ups, SMEs, corproates and funders:
Our SuperConnect Pitch Days enable the best emerging tech startups and scale-ups from around the world to engage and connect with decision-makers at larger organisations (e.g. corporates, brands, SMEs, NGOs) to explore collaboration and pitching for funding from a blended set of providers (e.g. angels, VCs, grant and loan bodies).
Super Connect is designed to help you discover, collaborate with or fund tech startups and scale-ups in the area of:
This includes Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Data Attribution and Data Programmatic.
This includes any tech used to enhance or automate financial services at a B2B or consumer level including payment mobile payment services, investment tools, open banking tools and more
This includes any application with the ability to improve the performance of enterprises around the world
This includes both blockchain infrastructure, applications and services in any industry
This includes any tech used in healthcare including diagnosis, tele-health, analytics and other areas used to improve patient outcomes, experiences and results.
VR / AR
This includes any Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) device and/or service with the ability to create immersive experiences for the industrial or consumer applications
Any tech that is related to the protection of hardware, software and data
Internet of Things
This includes both consumer and industrial IoT devices and applications
Structure of Day
The Super Connect Pitch Day venue will be split into the following areas:
including key note speakers and presentations, fireside chats with a key influential individual who’s work and business are involved with the main theme of the event. A discussion panels on hot topics and un questions around the event theme.
Super Connect Start Up Pitches
10 startups & scale-ups pitch to a mix of large organisations or funding providers (e.g. corporates, brands, SMEs, NGOs) for pilots and integrations, joint ventures and partnerships, contracts and/or institutional investment / acquisition
Super Connect Sessions
These will take place upon arrival in the morning, at lunch time and in the early afternoon to support you to super connect with the people and companies we recommend you speak with based on your company needs and requirements. You receive your recommended connections via email upon arrival.
This happens in some cities if the space allows. We present a small Expo to enable those pitching, our sponsors and partners to share demos and information of their products and services.
How it works
At the event, we super connect based on mutual tech startups and scale-ups with key decision-makers at larger organisations (e.g. SMEs, corporates, NGOs) interested in disruptive innovation and/or funding providers (e.g. investments, grants, loans) interested in funding them.
Discover & Register for Upcoming Super Connect Event(s)
Choose one or more of our Super Connect Pitch Days taking place in 12 cities across the UK between October 2019 and March 2021. Once you’ve find decided which event(s) to join, select ‘Register’ next to the appropriate ticket type and fill in your full business needs, interests and challenges
Super Connect team will match and map all potential super connections
The Super Connect team will review, extensively map out and match all mutual needs (e.g. need for AI tech), interests (e.g. to discuss pilots, investment etc) and their specific challenges (e.g. recruitment challenge) for each attendees
Creation & Distribution of Super Connect Sheets
Based on this mapping, we will email each attendee on the day at the point of arrival only. This email sets out at least 5 or more people / organisations that the team believe you should meet based the answers that they’ve provided. It will include details of who they are, what their need is and why you should connect
Get Super Connected at Event(s)
On the day once you’ve received your ‘Recommended Connections’, there is a Face Wall to help you identify your these key people, or login to our private Hub to have access to support material. If you would like help on the day then simply find one of our support connections.
After the Day
After the day, the team spends the next few days making all relevant introductions by email for those you had a chance to meet and those you didn’t to ensure that no stone is unturned so to speak