2023 BioCap Conference

2023 BioCap Conference

Alderley Park Conference Centre
Thursday 28th September

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Whether you’re looking to invest in the next cutting-edge life sciences innovation or seeking funding and investment opportunities for your business, BioCap is not to be missed!

BioCap features three great opportunities for potential investors and investees to interact:
Digital Pitching Competition - NOW CLOSED
Applications have been accepted from companies seeking or will soon be seeking funding.
If selected, you will present your company overview, funding request, and funding needs to a panel of online investors during an 8-minute 'pitch' at 9.30am on Tuesday 26th September. 

Investor Dinner 
Taking place on the evening of Wednesday 27th September at Alderley Park Conference Centre from 6.30 pm, the BioCap Investor Dinner provides an opportunity to build valuable connections ahead of the BioCap Conference. Join Bionow, investors and companies seeking investment for an informal evening of drinks, dinner and networking.
Tickets are limited, so if you would like to attend please select the delegate pass and investor dinner ticket below.

BioCap Conference 
The BioCap Conference provides a unique meeting place connecting life sciences businesses, researchers and investors. Join us in navigating the life sciences funding landscape and identifying the life science investment opportunities that will advance and support the success of your business. Get investor insights, hear from experts, hear about exciting pre-spin-out investment opportunities from the region's universities, get industry perspectives, network with peers and investors and discuss future collaborations in one-to-one partnering meetings.
BioCap helps your business to realise its full potential, whatever your funding requirements are.
PLUS: The top three pitches from the Digital Pitching Competition selected by the judging panel will be played at the conference and the winner will also be announced on the day.

For more information on exhibitor opportunities, please click here.
For sponsorship opportunities please contact Jesse Gray at jesse.gray@bionow.co.uk

2023 investors attending:

Future Planet Capital, Northern Gritstone, Angel investors, Mercia Ventures, Perscitus LLP, Catapult Ventures, Downing Healthcare Ventures, Oyster Venture Partners, Peel Hunt, ACF Investors, Northstar Ventures, KTN, Eos Advisory, Hadean Ventures, British Patient Capital, Deepbridge Capital, DSW Ventures, Bamburgh Capital, Praetura Ventures, Abbvie ventures - corporate VC, British Business Bank
CRSI, Science Angel Syndicate, Ascension Life Fund, Minerva Business Angels, SFC Capital, o2h Ventures, LYVA Labs, Ignite Capital Partners, and more coming.........


Key Dates

Digital Pitching Competition
Shortlisted applicants “pitch” to an online panel of investors. 
Online, Tuesday 26th September from 9.30am 

Investor Dinner
Build valuable connections ahead of the conference.
Wednesday 27th September from 6.30pm with carriages at 10.30pm

BioCap Conference
A full day of networking, panel discussions, keynotes and 1-2-1s. 
Thursday 28th September





  • 09:00 Conference Welcome

    Graham Bond, Partner, RSM

  • 09:05 Investor Insight

    Helen Oldham, Founder & Investor, UK Business Angels Association

  • 09:25 Company Journey

    Chair: Graham Bond, Partner, RSM

    Jenny Barnett, CEO, Monument Therapeutics 

  • 09:40 State of the Nation

    Chair: Claire Thompson, CEO, Agility Life Sciences

    Helen Oldham, Founder & Investor, UK Business Angels Association

    Sara Holland, Partner, Potter Clarkson

    Shaun Grady, Vice-President Business Development Operations, AstraZeneca

    Gemma Sturt, Investment Manager, Pioneer Group

  • 10:40 Coffee Break

  • 11:10 Investor Insight

    Volker Hirsch, Chief Commercial Officer, Medicines Discovery Catapult 

  • 11:30 Company Journey

    Dave Simpson, CEO, Iksuda

  • 11:45 Early stage equity and grant funding

    Chair: Simon Bradbury, Partner, Appleyard Lees

    Matt Chapman, Head of Health, Innovate UK, KTN 

    Chantelle Arneaud, Stategic Director for Start ups, Envestors

    Andy Round, Investment Director - Life Sciences, Deepbridge Capital

    Sim Singh-Landa, Investment Director, Praetura

  • 12:45 Company Journey

    James Mead, COO, Redx

  • 13:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 Bruntwood Update

    Kath Mackay, Director of Life Sciences, Bruntwood

  • 14:05 Investor Insight

    Robert Hornby, Investor, Mercia Ventures

  • 14:25 Pitching competition results

  • 14:55 Company Journey

    Chris Genders, Director, Gendius

  • 15:10 What's in the pipeline

    Carlos Alejandro Meza Ramirez, Early Career Researcher, CCI Photonics

    Sonal Bajpai,PHD Student, Early Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease

    Sourav Ghosh, Director, Cromerix

    Ben Thomas, CEO, AMPLY Discovery

  • 16:05 Coffee, Networking & Close

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Registration will open shortly. For any further queries please contact info@bionow.co.uk



Alderley Park Conference Centre
Alderley Park, Nether, Alderley Sk10 4Tg, Alderley Edge SK10 4TG


To reach the Mereside Campus: When approaching the Park please head towards the North entrance (sign posted Alderley Park North) and park in any multi-storey car park on your left. Mereside entrance is a short walk opposite the car parks.


Alderley Park is centrally located within easy reach of the M6 and M56 motorway network. It is located just 18 miles away from Manchester city centre and 20 minutes from Manchester Airport which offers flights to 225 destinations around the world. The Park offers easy access to Manchester and the rest of the UK by train with three local stations (Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Macclesfield) all within 15 minutes drive.