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Liverpool’s Biggest Ever Tech Conference Offers Startup Funding Opportunity

Calling all ambitious tech startups! Slush’D, the UK debut of Europe’s foremost tech conference, is teaming up with Liverpool City Region Angel Network (LCRAN) to offer an exciting investment opportunity for entrepreneurs.

The conference, scheduled for 14th September at Liverpool’s vibrant Baltic Triangle, will feature an event where selected startups will have the opportunity to pitch to angel investors from the Liverpool City Region.

Liverpool Slush’D aims to bring together startup founders, operators, investors, and policy-makers to celebrate entrepreneurial grit and foster a thriving tech ecosystem.

With the backing of LCRAN, startups from any sector that are scalable, revenue-generating, and possess protectable IP can apply for the opportunity to pitch their businesses. There is no cap on the investment amount for startups, should they be successful.

How to Apply:

Founders attending Slush’D can apply to pitch for investment by emailing by Monday 21 August. A total of 4 startups will be chosen to deliver 5-minute pitches in front of the panel of investors and the wider conference audience.

Growing startup ecosystem:

Liverpool Slush’D marks Liverpool City Region’s largest-ever startup conference and is the perfect platform to showcase innovative ventures. Originally founded in Helsinki, Slush events have earned a reputation for attracting top names in the startup and investment community, providing invaluable insights, unparalleled networking opportunities, and delivering exceptional production value.

The unique model, designed to foster a close-knit community of innovators and investors, has led to remarkable economic growth for Helsinki, and now, the Liverpool City Region aims to reap similar benefits.

To help grow the startup ecosystem, LCRAN will relaunch its angel network at Slush’D off the back of a £1m investment from Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, with plans to make it one of the biggest sources of angel investment in the North West – in turn supporting SME growth and creating new jobs across the region.

Jonny Clark, Director of Liverpool Slush’D, said:

“I’m thrilled that LCRAN will be unveiling their expanded angel network at Slush’D and will be offering funding to startups on the day. LCRAN’s growth shows the momentum building behind the drive to create a thriving startup ecosystem in Liverpool.”

Katie Nicholson, Director of LCRAN, said:

“Slush’D Liverpool is the perfect place to launch our refreshed and expanded angel network. Liverpool City Region’s burgeoning startup ecosystem has a bright future and we are determined to help scale the availability of capital to support the ambitions of local founders.

“The day itself promises to be a great opportunity for founders and I am delighted that the Liverpool City Region Angel Network can support this.

“I’d urge any entrepreneur with a suitable business idea to register for the opportunity to pitch to our investors at Slush’D.”

LCRAN is also calling for new angel investors to join their network.

“The network is open to investors from the region and further afield”, said Nicholson.

“You don’t have to be an ex-founder that has sold a business. Perhaps you have a professional job and spare liquidity and are curious about angel investing. Get in touch to discuss how you can become part of the network. .

“Investors with strong track records in tech, finance and operational backgrounds are particularly welcome, since these skills are needed for the development of a healthy investment ecosystem. We’re also encouraging applications from underrepresented groups – women and ethnic minorities.”

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region, said:

“SMEs account for 99% of all businesses in the Liverpool City Region – and we want to put them in the best position to succeed. LCRAN is helping us to do just that by supporting local businesses to access new investment and mentoring.

“Alongside the infrastructure we’re investing in – the fastest broadband speeds in the country, a plentiful supply of clean energy, affordable housing and unmatched cultural offer – we’re building the perfect foundations for businesses and start ups to thrive.

“The arrival of Slush’D in the Liverpool City Region shows that we are starting to make waves on a global scale.”

Join the Excitement:

Tickets for Liverpool Slush’D are now available! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this unique event.


Liverpool Slush’D is made possible by the support of Baltic Ventures, KPMG, Gather, and Growth Platform.