The BizzInn is a free incubator for hi-tech innovators or companies who need specialist facilities or expertise to develop or grow their business.
What we do
The BizzInn is a free incubator that provides entrepreneurs of all types (academics, graduates, local businesspeople) access to bespoke help with business planning, Intellectual Property, R&D, product testing, and translational funding.
It also provides business and enterprise training, delivered by entrepreneurs, and mentoring from advisors and industry specialists who have substantial experience in product development.
The BizzInn also provides business and enterprise training. Its current programmes are:
For people wishing to start a business, modules cover knowing your customer, product offering and prototyping.
For companies who have just launched, modules cover leadership, developing a team and acquiring customers.
For companies with under 20 employees who wish to scale, modules include planning, logistics, finance and HR.
For small and medium sized companies, the training covers how to attract, recruit and retain the right people for the business.
Medici Enterprise Training
For academics and researchers, modules cover IP, assessing market potential, finance, business planning.
The BizzInn also delivers training for Pitchfest and VentureFest on how to develop and deliver a pitch to investors.
What our innovators say:
Max Swinbourne CEO, Dr Alexander Smith, CTO
4T2 Sensors Ltd
“BizzInn mentoring took us from idea to prototype to launch in a short space of time. BizzInn advised 4T2 on investment and exit strategy, and arranged a residency at the BioHub Birmingham (the University’s bio-incubator). 4T2 replicated what they learnt at the BioHub to build their own laboratory.”
Carlton Cummins, CTO and Dr Amrit Chandan, CEO
Aceleron Energy Ltd
“Our enterprise could have remained parochial but the networks gave us global reach. Aceleron’s initial concept was to upcycle used electric car batteries for use as affordable energy storage. BizzInn advised exploring additional markets and identifying funding streams to support the business.”
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Birmingham Research Park,
97 Vincent Drive,
Telephone: 0121 414 6132
The BizzInn is based at the Birmingham Research Park. For further information about BizzInn membership or our current programmes please use the contact form below.
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