How to create a winning investment proposal
Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (BST)
How do you develop a compelling "Investor ready" executive summary and Power Point slide deck?
Finding the finance you need for your enterprise can be like learning to play chess for the first time - you have to know the moves before you understand how to win. When you know how the game is played, financing your business is quicker and far cheaper.
Part of the funding game is being able to create a brief document that will give an angel investor a compelling reason to meet with you with a view to investing cash into your business. This document is called either an Investment Proposal, executive summary or Power Point slide deck. Either way there is an art to writing these documents and it is not as daunting as it may seem. This event will give you templates and the know how to produce an executive summary that will open the doors for investor meetings and ultimatly investment for your business.
How do you market your business for investment?
What is an executive summary? How do you go about writing it? What will grab an investor's attention? When is the right time to put your executive summary to investors? How do you find good business angels in the first place? What are the common errors? How do you make sure your business plan stands apart from all the others? How do you create an powerful Power Point investment presentation?
Find out at this exclusive workshop
To hear the answer to these questions and more, you are invited to an exclusive four-hour seminar in partnership with O2 workshop also sponsored by HSBC, Wingrave Yeats and British Angel Capital Ltd. We’ll explore the ways you can save time writing lengthy business plans and focus on the key document: "The executive summary"
Why should you attend?
While managing and being involved in angel networks during the past several years, this event's expert speaker has reviewed thousands of plans. He has learnt that there is a unique approach that will significantly increase your chances of getting your plan noticed. On this workshop you will be able to leave with templates and clear step-by-step guidlines on how to build your own investment proposal within a few hours.
What else will you learn?
- How to quickly build your own credible executive summary
- How to create and evolve a business model canvas
- The most important information to include in your document
- About case studies of successful business plans and bad plans
- How to lay out your executive summary for easy reading
- How many pages your plan should be
- What should be covered in the rest of your plan
- The financials you should always include
- How to define your USP and present it within the plan
- Why full business plans are not important as you think
- How to create an executive summary that gets noticed
- How to get your deal seen by investors
- What should the power point deck look like
- A DIY approach to finding a business angel
Paul Grant, founder of The Funding Game
Paul knows what it’s like to be on both sides of the funding fence. As an entrepreneur he raised funds for his own business, securing capital from business angels, bankers, family and friends and even a government grant.
After seven years of trading he exited his business in 2003 and was invited to join a private equity company, Capital Partners, eventually heading up the business angel division. Here he had access to some 5,000 angel investors and reviewed more than 1,000 business plans every year.
During this time Paul learnt a lot about why so many businesses fail to secure the funding they need in the start-up and growth phases. Paul has met with many investors, bankers and venture capitalists over the years and in the course of his work has uncovered what they are really looking for.
More importantly, Paul has developed an approach to raising capital that works. He is keen to share with you what he has learnt as an entrepreneur and as an industry insider.
Paul is currently an associate director of BA Capital and Bergstrom Capital and is a regular speaker at events on the subject of raising capital.
What other entrepreneurs say
“This is a great resource for new businesses” “Extremely insightful and informative”
“Nice to hear from somebody who has achieved what they are talking about”
“I’ll recommend this event to others” "Inspiring and kick started me into action"
"Clear, concise, basically excellent" "Really worthwhile attending this event"
“You’ve given me a completely new perspective on funding”
When & Where
The Funding Game
Hosted by The Funding Game in association with the British Library Business & IP Centre.
The Funding Game workshops provide an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn how to fund an early stage business, and to network with professionals who have succeeded at the funding game. Seminars are held several times a year and places tend to go quickly. To register your interest in future events please contact us www.thefundinggame.co.uk