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Access to Funding - The Funding 'Escalator' for Innovation Businesses

UMI3 Ltd

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 from 08:30 to 12:30 (GMT)

Access to Funding - The Funding 'Escalator' for...

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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


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



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


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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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Do you have questions about Access to Funding - The Funding 'Escalator' for Innovation Businesses? Contact UMI3 Ltd

When & Where

Core Technology Facility
46 Grafton Street
M13 9NT Manchester
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 from 08:30 to 12:30 (GMT)

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