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Join us for a conversation on the power of developing long-lasting relationships with customers and investors, with Andy Ayim and host Timi.

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In this Founders Talk, Timi Merriman-Johnson will be talking to Andy Ayim, founder of The Angel Investing School, about the key principles of growing your business and how to secure investment from angel investors. Just how do you go about finding and approaching angel investors? Why is having a clear vision and direction so important when starting your entrepreneurial journey in order to get investment at the right time?

Through this talk, Andy will explain why he believes first time founders should be building a community around them that is diverse and reflects the society they live in. Your community matters and this ranges from your customers who love your business to investors who understand your business model and vision.

Andy has built a school of diverse investors that understand the businesses of underrepresented entrepreneurs and has changed the start-up world forever.

Who is this talk for?

For entrepreneurs raising funds for their business. For Start-up founders and new business owners. Those who are thinking about getting angel investment in the future.

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About the Speaker: Andy Ayim, The Angel Investing School

Andy Ayim is the founder of The Angel Investing School and also consults organisations on how to build Product teams that work with agility to create products customers love using his Product Playbooks. He was the Managing Director of Backstage Capital, and has worked in a range of product roles in companies such as Investec Bank and WorldFirst, acquired by Ant Financial for $700m.

Andy is passionate about creating pathways into business for people with potential from low income backgrounds. He serves on the Boards of YSYS, Flipside and Mixtape Madness – a startup which is a market leader in the music scene he co-founded with his brothers and friends.

Andy Ayim has had a portfolio career, spanning across over 6 different roles over the last 12 years. He understands that the future of work will involve people having a similar trajectory, experiencing a range of roles along their journey.

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About the Speaker: Timi Merriman-Johnson

Timi Merriman-Johnson is an award-winning financial content creator, podcaster, author and founder of Mr MoneyJar, a UK-based financial education company.

Mr MoneyJar offers accessible, practical financial guidance, through digital content, events and 121 coaching, and has been featured on the BBC, LadBible and Sky News.

Mr MoneyJar provides educational content for all, covering topics such as budgeting, saving, getting on the property ladder and investing, using recognisable elements from everyday life, like Pokemon, Nando's and Freddo the Frog!

Timi is also the host of the Mr MoneyJar Show, a weekly podcast, which hosts financial content creators and brands from across the finance industry.

About the Organiser, Hatch Enterprise

Hatch supports underrepresented entrepreneurs from across the UK to imagine, launch and grow businesses that are sustainable, successful and have a positive and lasting impact on their communities.

We’re committed to building a fairer society by helping develop entrepreneurs’ skills, knowledge and confidence through our unique programmes designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We’re not typical of the third sector. Although we’re a charity, we think and act like a business.

Since 2014, we’ve supported more than 5,000 UK entrepreneurs to flourish, building a vibrant network of partners, funders and investors who share our vision in the process.

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Here at Hatch we are passionate about helping people building businesses from the things they love. We want to create a fairer society by supporting diverse and impact founders into sustainable business. We offer programmes, expert led events, mentoring and access to a community of diverse and impact founders.


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