Empact Ventures Partnership

Hays Digital Technology have expanded their support to start-ups across the UK & Ireland in a series of events aimed to connect start-ups to decision makers at corporates and SMEs, as well as funding providers.

The national initiative aims to facilitate collaboration and funding between tech start-ups and scale-ups with larger companies and funding providers, based on mutual interest.

The Super Connect Series of pitch days is set to run as a regional roadshow across 11 towns and cities in the UK and Ireland from October 2019 to June 2020. The expansion comes as Hays and Empact Ventures ran a successful pilot last year in areas including Bristol, Bournemouth, Leeds and London.

Tech start-ups and scale-ups are invited to apply, and successful applicants will be invited to join a pitch day. Pitch days offer start-ups the opportunity to showcase their innovative concepts to SMEs and corporates.

Kosta Mavroulakis, Founder and CEO of Empact Ventures said: “While tech startups and scale-ups have access to an abundance of investment opportunities in the UK, they still face the challenge of sourcing and securing new business development opportunities.

James Milligan, Director of Hays Digital Technology, commented: “The Super Connect Series is a unique opportunity for start-ups and scale-ups to access businesses and decision makers who can help them take their start-up to the next level.

To sign up to attend, Click here . The Super Connect Series will be held across:

  • Manchester, 17th October
  • London, 14th November
  • Bournemouth, 20th November
  • Southampton, 28th November
  • Leeds, 29th January
  • Birmingham, 11th February
  • Milton Keynes, 11th March
  • Cardiff, 29th April
  • Edinburgh, 6th May
  • Belfast, 14th May​​​​​​​
  • London, 4th June


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