Leeds Dock

Climb23 is a brand new festival hosted by Investor Ladder, bringing some of the greatest minds in business to Leeds Dock for an inspirational two-day event. Get your tickets now!

There’s a brand new event on the horizon that aims to connect entrepreneurs, investors, SMEs and business leaders.

The influential individuals behind Investor Ladder have teamed up with British Business Bank and CRSI to introduce Climb23, a two-day investment and innovation summit. With over 140 highly-respected speakers, interactive roundtables and a handy location over at Leeds Dock, it’s an unmissable date in the Leeds event calendar, especially if you’re looking to grow your business.

Be inspired by over 140 high-calibre speakers

Head to Leeds Dock on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th May 2023 and you’ll be treated to a star-studded line-up of industry experts, thought leaders and inspiring figures, all primed and ready to help you achieve your business goals. With over 140 speakers spread across four stages, you’ll pick up valuable insights on the latest trends and best practices in your sector, as well being inspired to take action and reach your full potential. Limits? What limits?

Speaker highlights include former Microsoft CTO Jennifer Byrne, whose incredible career spans tech, cyber security and innovation. You’ll also hear from Blue Prism Founder Alastair Bathgate and Future VC Head of Strategy Anishka Prasad as they muse on everything from impact investing and DeepTech to healthcare and entrepreneurship. It’s not often you get access to this many influential minds at once, so fill your boots.

Collaborate in thought-provoking roundtables & workshops


Aside from the speakers, there’s a bumper agenda of rousing roundtable sessions and interactive workshops, giving you the chance to engage in meaningful discussions with industry leaders, innovators and experts from across the world. Offering a unique opportunity to take on diverse perspectives and shrewd insights, these sessions are designed to expand your thinking and help you navigate the challenges of a rapidly-changing business world.

If you’re seeking funding, Sure Valley Ventures’ workshop on navigating the investor landscape could be as lucrative as it is enlightening. If SportsTech is more your thing, a fascinating roundtable hosted by Rezzil Co-Founder Andy Etches explores how VR is changing the world of sports. Elsewhere, sustainability is on the agenda with a discussion about how entrepreneurs can affect climate change. Spaces for workshops are limited, so be sure to register in advance.

Be connected with unrivalled networking opportunities


As a business social event, there’ll be plenty of chances to expand your professional network and touch base with likeminded individuals as you rub shoulders with some of the most esteemed figures in the industry. The whole event has been planned with the attendees in mind – you can expect ample time between sessions, breakout spaces for chats and discussions, and even a dedicated Climb23 app connecting you with other delegates.

The event is already piquing the interest of business leaders from across the UK and beyond, bringing together over 3,000 delegates for two days of innovation and inspiration. With the chance to get up close and personal with attendees and speakers alike, the festival is designed to help you get on top of your game by learning from successful business owners, sharing insights with other founders and even scoping out funding opportunities with potential investors.