Bootstrap Business Seminar: Making Sense of the Numbers
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Seminar 6 - Making Sense of the Numbers
One of the biggest hurdles for all startups is getting enough money to turn an idea into reality
This week we will be looking at how to get initial seed investment to get your business off the ground. What's the best option for your business? Crowdfunding? Competitions? Angels? We will be exploring which source of funding suits your business best, and the funding journey from seed to Venture Capitalist investment.
Speaker: Emma Northcott, Business Development Manager, Crowdcube
Emma Northcott is a key member of the Business Development team looking to find innovative companies to raise funding through Crowdcube. Previous to Crowdcube, Emma worked with a number of tech, fitness and fashion businesses within the UK. She has a keen interest in IoT and the sharing economy.
making her the perfect expert for our Making Sense of the Numbers talk.
Crowdcube is one of the UK's leading crowdfunding platforms, boasting over 220,000 investors, and just under £120million raised so far. Crowdcube enables entrepreneurs to showcase their business’s investment potential online and raise equity and bond finance from a nation of ‘Armchair Dragons’. This revolutionary model for raising business finance is designed to bridge the funding gap that is prevalent in today’s business landscape.
Launched in 2011, Crowdcube’s disruptive model is democratising an age-old model to give Britain’s start-ups and growth companies a much-needed boost. It is the next generation of business finance and a powerful force that finally empowers entrepreneurs to bypass business angel networks, venture capital firms and banks to secure funding elsewhere.
When & Where
CityStarters is a institution-wide initiative run by the City, University of London to inspire the next generation of student startups and make it the UK's best place for kick-ass student entrepreneurs.