DigitalCity Investment Readiness

A short, sharp Investor Readiness programme to help you demystify and prepare for potential investment, whether that be now or in the future.

Gain an invaluable insight into what makes a business investable and how you can become investment ready.




pitch grooming


1:1 advice


pitch day

About the host

Realworld insights

I love working with the DigitalCity team. Their cohorts and local tech firms are really motoring. Some real investment gems and with our help got a step closer to investment funding.

We describe our approach as getting a “bear hug” – the warmth of a hug with the realisation of putting one’s self in danger to be stronger when it happens for real.

2020 cohort feedback

“Really valuable session, with an excellent host that really dived into my business to help me the best he could.”​

“Very helpful program both to hear peers & get the expert opinions.”​

“Fantastic tuition and expert guidance. Thank you for your support.”​

Programme dates

The programme is FREE to eligible* Tees Valley-based businesses.

Running from 1-4pm on the following dates:



Workshop / format

16 June

Webinar 1

Presentation techniques and styles.

17-18 June

Pitch 1:1

1 hour with the company to help frame your investment story

23 June

Webinar 2

What is contained in an investment pitch and build your deck

25+27 June

Pitch 1:1

Investment deck refinement and editing

30 June

Webinar 3

Pitch rehearsal

7 July

Webinar 4

Friendly investor day

Upto 31 Aug

Bespoke support

Up to 4 hours of 1:1 support

Assets from the programme

Assets and content from the programme will be made available here. This will be password protected to be available to appoved delegates only.

Book your investment clinic

For approved companies register for your 1:1 advice clinic. You can have up to 4 hours as part of the programme.

Booking form is now closed

Edale UK Management Limited is an appointed supplier to Teesside University for the investment readiness programme. Visit the official Digital City page at to see Edale is an authorised and appointment supplier.