Use.Invest

Providing mentoring, resources and investment advice for
start-ups.

Use.Invest. Your network of expertise, knowledge and support.

Ideas, entrepreneurship and collaboration are at the very heart of everything we do, and with Use.Invest we support ambitious start-ups and SME’s with everything from specialist resources, business mentors and advisors, and the opportunity to build meaningful and productive networks, through to guidance and advice on pitching for and securing funding and investment.

A centre for support.

Building your brand, growing your digital footprint, understanding your audience, amplifying your message, telling your story, presenting your business plan, pitching to investors, Use.Invest supports every stage of your start-up development with expert resources, specialist skills, insight and experience.

A business mentoring service.

The business founders, advisers, investors and specialists who are part of our community and wider network are made available to provide invaluable one-to-one mentoring for start-up businesses and SME’s. Whatever your sector, whatever your business plan, Use.Invest will put you together with a mentor who can help.

Use.Invest. Branding, marketing and digital resources.
Use.Invest. Branding, marketing and digital resources.
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Use.Invest. Branding, marketing and digital resources.

The talented people who sit within our membership, our partners, our network and Seventy7 - the agency we share the neighbourhood with - cover an incredible range of specialist skills, including branding, design, content and digital, and they’re all accessible via our campus.

Access specialist skills.

Our members have access to everything they need, right here at their fingertips, they only have to ask.

Use.Invest. Mentoring with business leaders and investors.
Use.Invest. Mentoring with business leaders and investors.
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Use.Invest. Mentoring with business leaders and investors.

We never stop learning and the best people to learn from are those with knowledge, intelligence and practical know-how gained through experience. The opportunity for our members to have one-to-one mentoring with business leaders and investors is something we value very highly.

Get valuable one-to-one time.

Our members can spend quality face-to-face time with mentors who can offer valuable guidance and advice.

Use.Invest. Support and advice from a network of experts.
Use.Invest. Support and advice from a network of experts.
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Use.Invest. Support and advice from a network of experts.

Seeking support and advice is a clear demonstration of awareness, commitment and the ambition to do more and do better. We believe the opportunity to listen, share and collaborate with the right people can add real power, strength and depth to what you can achieve.

Tap into our network.

By joining our community you become part of our collaborative network of members, partners and experts.

Use.Invest. Networking, connecting and knowledge sharing.
Use.Invest. Networking, connecting and knowledge sharing.
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Use.Invest. Networking, connecting and knowledge sharing.

As we build back better, we turn our thinking to meeting, talking to and connecting with, people we want to form productive relationships with, share information with, and partner with in new ventures and opportunities. Our space and our culture is designed to help you do this successfully.

Grow your own network.

Our space is your space, and as members you can use it to hold your own business networking events

Use.Invest. Working with local and regional business groups.
Use.Invest. Working with local and regional business groups.
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Use.Invest. Working with local and regional business groups.

The local business community, including organisations such as Pro-Manchester, support growth and development across our region and promote the North West as the place to do business. As members we are committed to playing our part and spreading the word.

Be in the conversation.

We keep you up to speed with the latest news, events and developments in the local business community.

Use.Invest. Start-up pitching advice from mentors and investors.
Use.Invest. Start-up pitching advice from mentors and investors.
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Use.Invest. Start-up pitching advice from mentors and investors.

Your best critics are your audience, so the value of being able to present to that audience, and get their feedback, with a no-pressure dry run ahead of your big day, cannot be over-estimated. In this way, you can take good advice onboard and make sure your pitch is a winning one.

Build your winning pitch.

Learn from business leaders, investors and mentors on how to make your start-up pitch a winning one.