The winner of the All-Energy 2017 Marine Renewable Energy Investment Challenge – a ‘Dragon’s Den-style’ event – will this year benefit from up to £10,000-worth of business advice from lawyers, stockbrokers, investment bankers and accountants – all thanks to an initiative master-minded by Tim Cornelius, Chief Executive of tidal energy giant Atlantis Resources.
The event will be held in the Marine Renewable Energy section of the conference on 10 May, the opening day of All-Energy 2017 in Glasgow.
It is open to all marine energy renewables – including tidal stream, tidal barrage, tidal lagoon, wave, OTEC, salinity gradient and floating offshore wind.
Jonathan Heastie of organisers, Reed Exhibitions, said; “This is a tremendous addition to All-Energy 2017 and we thank Tim Cornelius very much for his enthusiasm and his initiative.
“Everyone needs help shaping their plans ready for the investment community. By entering the All-Energy Marine Renewable Energy Investment Challenge, up to five short-listed candidates, who may be individuals or representing companies or projects, each have an opportunity for a 10-minute elevator pitch in front of our so-called ‘dragons’ (named after the investors in the popular BBC programme).
“Each of the candidates will then get five minutes of immediate feedback from our panel of experts, and the winner will benefit from a specially tailored workshop, sponsored by Atlantis, with one aim – to help him, or her, raise funds.
Tim Cornelius will chair the session, with Jock Maxwell Macdonald (Director, Peel Hunt) Nick Stamp (Executive Director, Macquarie Capital), Cameron Smith (Partner, Ashurst lawyers), Ben Brewerton (Director, FTI Consulting) and Jonnie Cox (Equity Sales, Cantor Fitzgerald) as his ‘dragons’.
“Undoubtedly, many in the audience will benefit when the ‘dragons’ comment on the submissions,” says Tim Cornelius. “There may only be one winner, but I hope that the advice and feedback given during the session will also help many others there on the day.”