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.
It is open to everyone - not just BEN members.
Main speaker: Tom Wood, Clifton Cowley
Tom trained as an engineer before founding Xylotek, Clifton Cowley's technology consultancy business. His track record includes the formation and leadership of several start-up and spinout companies and roles across technology consultancy, advertising and financial sectors. Tom leads the acquisition of new technologies into the group as well as heading up the commercial team. He plays an active role in sourcing new group businesses and developing innovation across the group.
Tom's presentation can be viewed here.
Case study: Luke Errington, Founder of Swoop Travel
Luke is a graduate from Bristol University and has recently founded travel business Swoop Patagonia . Luke is also working as Interim E-Commerce Director and Freelance Consultant supporting clients with e-commerce and business unit strategy, product development, and revenue growth. Luke previously worked as both Marketing Director and Chief Operating Officer at reevoo.com. He will share his experiences with 3 different start ups; angel and venture backed, one of which achieved a $161M exit, and self-funded.
Luke's presentation can be viewed here.
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 speaker
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.