San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A Crowdfunding and Financial Support high profile series of events held on the first Wednesday of every month, focused on starting or growing a business within Worcestershire. The events will facilitate two speakers, two product/services demonstrations, exhibition stands, founders meetup area, music/entertainment and refreshments. Starting at 5.30pm and ending at 8pm. This months theme is:
Crowdfunding and Financial support:
Ben Smith, Head of Big Venture Challenge at UnLtd - Tentative / TBC
Ben runs the Big Venture Challenge investment programme at UnLtd, the UK's largest national endowment fund for social business. Ben studied International Business and Modern Languages at Aston University before spending 2 years in management and strategy consultancy and 2 years designing, implementing and managing a change strategy at a university student advice centre. He has created three start-ups and was named in Shell LiveWire's top 48 entrepreneurs of 2014. He is now the Programme Manager for UnLtd's Big Venture Challenge - supporting social ventures to develop and embed growth strategies, raise investment through guest publications, talks and lecturing. He also sits on the board of Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall.
The events will provide an opportunity for students, entrepreneurs, managers and business owners in the region to network and gain knowledge on starting and running a business. Therefore we expect you to come casual and expect to talk to everyone you meet, and of course ask questions. The talks are for 20 minutes with 10 minutes Q&A, this keeps the event highly engaged and ensures a positive experience.
Local companies have sponsored the refreshments, FREE DRINKS AND PIZZA.