'Fresh Finance' will help you:
- identify and contact the various sources of funding, including newer ones such as crowd funding
- understand the pros and cons of each source
- know what those funding sources will be looking for in order to invest, and what costs are likely to be incurred
It is for aspiring and current entrepreneurs, as well as anyone else who wants to learn more about the business of innovation.
This event consists of 2 presentations, an interactive workshop and networking with food and drink.
It will give you an opportunity to discuss your business ideas and challenges within a supportive peer group, and learn about organisations and resources that can help you.
The event is open to everyone - not just BEN members.
Darren Westlake and Luke Lang, Co-founders of Crowdcube
Darren is MD of Crowdcube. A serial entrepreneur, he started his first company aged 26 and since built and sold 2 further companies. His background is in Telecoms, Technology and the Internet and his focus is on solving the lack of financing options for small businesses. Darren will explore the emerging, and rapidly growing area of crowd finance as well as looking at other funding options.
Luke is the Marketing Director at Crowdcube.
Luke started his marketing career working for a successful UK-based ISP delivering internet solutions for small businesses. Luke also previously worked as a self-employed marketing consultant specialising in digital marketing, B2B marketing and marketing strategy.
Crowdcube's presentation can be viewed here.
Case Study: Chris Book, Founder of Bardowl
Chris will talk about his recent success raising business angel funding for Bardowl, his company that aims to revolutionise the use of audiobooks.
He is a mobile content expert with over 12 years experience delivering mass market mobile phone products to the UK and international markets. He has previously been responsible for internet and messaging srvices at Orange UK and France Telecom Group. Chris also heads up openMIC.
Chris' presentation can be viewed here.
Chairman: Martin Coulthard, BEN Director
6:00-6:45 networking, food and drink
6:45-6.50 Chairman's introduction and overview of TSS 2011
6:50-7:20 main speakers
7:20-7:35 case study
7:35-7:50 questions and answers
7:50-8:30 workshop sessions
8:30-9:00 further networking and refreshments
About Tech Startup School 2011
Tech Startup School 2011 is a unique series of 8 events to help aspiring and early-stage tech entrepreneurs start or grow their own tech businesses.
You will get the greatest help in developing your business if you attend the 5 different events. However you are free to come to whichever events you feel will benefit you most.
TSS 2011 events are run by BEN in collaboration with:
When & Where
SCN: Science City Bristol Network
SCN is the network for the technology business community. We run events that connect, inform and inspire.
We involve not just small and large science & technology businesses but also the region's universities, government, business networks, investors, service providers and social enterprises.
SCN is an activity of the non-profit company Science City Bristol Ltd.