Access to Funding - The Funding 'Escalator' for Innovation Businesses
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 from 08:30 to 12:30 (GMT)
Manchester, United Kingdom
Hosted by UMI3 and the London Stock Exchange
The Funding Escalator event will centre around access to finance and addressing the funding ‘escalator’ for innovative businesses. This will include positive and negative views from both the market and innovative businesses. The conference will feature new innovations and solutions to this such as crowdfunding at the micro finance end to new innovations in banking from Silicon Valley.
The conference will give delegates the opportunity to hear from a range of finance experts on the access to finance options for SMEs available. The London Stock Exchange have run these nationally and aim to provide an overview of the funding ladder from an equity perspective, and speakers will include experts from the Angel, Venture Capital and Stock Market community. In addition to this they will also provide real life experience of the pros and cons of various forms of finance on offer.
08.30 – 09.00 – Registration & Refreshments in the Dalton Room
09.00 – 09.05 – Welcome - Michael Taylor
09.05 – 09.20 – Venture Creation at UMI3 and UMIP – Clive Rowland and Dr Rich Ferrie
09.20 – 09.35 – Matthew Fell, Director for Competitive Markets, CBI 'Financing for Growth' report
‘VIEWS FROM THE MARKET’ PANEL DISCUSSION
Each panel member will give their current views on the market and their placement in the Funding Escalator for innovative businesses
09.35 Investor Readiness – Andrew Millar, Squire Sanders
09.50 Crowdfunding concepts – Barry James, AngelRevolutions
10.00 Banking on innovation - Oscar Jazdowski, Silicon Valley Bank
10.10 Business Angel – Modwenna Rees Mogg, Founder CEO AngelNews
Eileen Modral, Angels for Life Sciences Network
10.20 Venture Capital – Mark Treherne CEO, Life Sciences Investment Organisation (LSIO)
10.30 AIM fundraising - Matthew Walls - Epistem
10.40 Q&A moderated by Michael Taylor
11.00 - 11.15 – Coffee and Cakes
‘LEARNING JOURNEY – FUNDING INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES’ PANEL DEBATE with input from the floor
This will be a panel led discussion around the current Funding Escalator, its suitability for growing innovative businesses, and the needs for refocusing finance to support growth. It will feature a series of ‘Five Minute Moments’ with views from innovative businesses at each stage of the Funding Escalator
– Ian Dixon, Head of Access to Finance Northwest, LEP Support to NW based SME's
– Starting with Friends and Family - Dr Idalia Dawidowska, IF Sensing
– Business Angel funding - Malcolm Evans, Vaultpad Accelerator
– Venture Capital funding - John Nicholson CEO, Gentronix
– AIM fundraising - Mark Fahy, Head of UK Small & Mid-Cap Companies - London Stock Exchange
12.15 *Special Addendum*
– Opportunities for Innovation in the NHS - Jackie Oldham, Director, MIMIT
Keith Chantler, Executive Director, TRUSTECH
12.30 - Closing Statements from the Moderator
12.40 - Lunch and Networking
*Opportunities for Innovation in the NHS
This presentation forms part of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre - The Health and Wealth Challenge Meeting 12th - 13th November 2012. It is designed to add to the panel discussion on market challenges and funding placement but in relation to working with the NHS. This brief presentation will draw upon the experiences gained from models of collaborative working in Greater Manchester(NHS, academia, industry, trade associations, Medi/Science Parks, local government). Discussion will focus on building innovation clusters with the NHS and how various stakeholders can work together fo mutual benefit.
If you have any queries regarding the event please contact Ellie Sagar.
T: 0161 606 7265
This event is sponsored by Squire Sanders
Squire Sanders has been providing quality legal services for more than a century. They combine sound legal counsel with a deep knowledge of their clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges.
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