How To Fund Your Business with Demi Ariyo of Lendoe

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Discover 4 key methods of generating funds and achieving financial sustainability without having to raise venture capital funding.

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What you'll get from this session

This will be an interactive, power hour workshop that will help entrepreneurs understand the different approaches and options available to fund a business, and how to get started.

You will leave this session equipped with the knowledge of 4 key methods you can generate funds for your business and how to can achieve financial sustainability - without having to raise venture capital funding. From loans and revenue hacks to grant funding, Demi will equip you with a range of ideas to explore so that you can be financially successful.

This session is suitable for both sole founders and founding teams, and is particularly relevant for those who haven’t yet launched their business or started working on it full time.

Our Host

This session is hosted by Claudine Adeyemi - CEO and Founder of CareerEar

Claudine is a multi-award winning lawyer and entrepreneur. She read law at UCL and practiced law at a top London law firm. In 2014, Claudine founded The Student Development Co., a non-profit ​providing career-related support to young people. Claudine also founded CareerEar, a site empowering people to make informed career choices with a unique feature enabling career-seekers to ask questions to industry professionals. Claudine is also in-house counsel at Wefarm, a trustee for the Employers’ Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) and a WEF Global Shaper. In May 2018, Claudine was listed as the EMpower #1 Future Leader as presented by the Financial Times.

Our Speaker

This session is delivered by Demi Ariyo - Founder of Lendoe

Demi is an entrepreneur and investor with investment and corporate banking experience. He began investing predominantly in small cap oil & gas companies on the AIM market. This later led to him investing in retail bonds on the London Stock Exchange: which played a significant role in him founding Lendoe. An online lender which focuses primarily on empowering underestimated entrepreneurs.

Lendoe has now distributed close to £1 million in loans to small and micro businesses within the UK's most urban cities. They are now on a mission to solve the access to finance problem thousands of small business owners from underserved communities face. To find out more please visit

Demi is also one of the co-founders of Capital-Moments, a commercial awareness website that aims to further the developments of students and young professionals. He is a passionate, resilient entrepreneur who believes financial technology and alternative finance is the key to unlocking the hidden potential in today's underestimated entrepreneurs.


This event is brought to you by OneTech and funded by Stride**.

Stride makes space for creativity and innovation to thrive in South London. They create opportunity, develop talent and support creative and tech enterprises.

After securing £8,000,000 from the Corporation of London in summer 2019, they have been working with partners to get a range of projects underway.

Their projects offer opportunities for people at all stages of their journey in the creative and tech industries including affordable workspace, business support, talent development and knowledge exchange. If you are just starting out, or looking to grow, find out more about how to get involved at

Backed by the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth. Stride campaigns to build networks that inspire imaginations, encourage collaboration and the exchange of knowledge. We want South London to be a leading centre for innovation, now and long into the future.

Who are Capital Enterprise and OneTech?

Capital Enterprise is a body of connectors, influencers, investors and policy-makers, collaborating to serve and super-charge London’s start-up scene.

Powered by Capital Enterprise, OneTech supports under represented tech founders through action and thought leadership. Click here to read just a few of our success stories. To access our full range of support apply here.

Thanks to J.P.Morgan, Founding Funder of OneTech

Our Delivery Partners

Foundervine was founded by technologists and professionals who believe in a fairer tech entrepreneurship landscape and were frustrated by a lack of diversity. They work to remove social barriers to entrepreneurship and build a network of businesses across 4 continents that harness the power of digital technology.

They do this in 3 ways:

  • Help people from underestimated backgrounds to start up businesses
  • Scale up small businesses, enabling them to become investment ready
  • Act as a voice for underestimated entrepreneurs in the UK and beyond.

UK Black Tech is an organisation which exists to create the most diverse tech sector in the world ensuring that tech products, services and companies reflect us all.

They aim to:

  • Increase the numbers of Black & Ethnic Minorities at all levels in tech.
  • Help individuals and digital businesses to become self-sustainable through long term growth & consistency.
  • Showcase tech professionals & digital businesses in mainstream media and events.
  • Transfer wealth & knowledge to the younger generation through projects and initiatives.
  • Build a community that collaborates, partners and share resources.

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