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How to Fund Your Start-Up

The Funding Game

Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

How to Fund Your Start-Up

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Raise capital fast

Seed money How do you choose the right financing approach for your business?

How do you make sure potential investors take note of your business plan?

How do you retain a majority stake in your own business?


Find out how at this exclusive workshop

To hear the answer to British Library Business & IP Centrethese questions and more, join us for the ‘How to Fund A Start-up’ workshop, in partnership with the British Library Business & IP Centre where we’ll explore the ways you can save time in your search for capital and avoid the common pitfalls.

Why should you attend?

As well as finding out about the latest approaches to business financing, you’ll discover the best ways to secure funding and retain ownership of your business.

What will you learn?

The pro and cons of 17 different funding options 
Insider tips on securing a bank loan
The best ways to apply for grants
How to self-fund a start-up
How to make “Crowdfunding” work for you
Seven critical tools you need to attract investment
What VCs and angel investors are really looking for
Which Venture Funds are small-business-friendly
Where to find business angels
Why business plans aren’t as crucial as you think
How much to raise and what part valuation plays


Expert speaker
Paul Grant
As an entrepreneur, Paul Grant raised funds for his own business which he exited in 2003. He then joined a private equity company, Capital Partners, where he headed up the business angel division. Paul has worked with many investors, bankers and venture capitalists to fund early-stage companies and over the years has uncovered an approach to raising capital that works. He is keen to share with you what he has learnt as an entrepreneur and an industry insider. Connect with Paul on LinkedIn

What entrepreneurs say

"Paul is one of those advisors that is talking from experience rather than from a textbook. These events will save most people a fortune." - Managing Director

“Valuable insights and sound advice from someone who has been there and is now on the other side." - Initial AF Data Gatherer, FFCS PPI, Deloitte LLP

"Paul has a full understanding of what investors are looking for and through his advice I was able to write an outstanding executive summary and improve my business plan, resulting in investment." - Director at Breathing Relief Ltd.

"Paul has a wealth of experience behind him, not to mention a host of useful contacts. His well-rounded approach makes the event well worth the outlay." - Business Training News

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When & Where

The British Library
British Library
96 Euston Road
NW1 2DB London
United Kingdom

Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

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The Funding Game

Hosted by The Funding Game in partnership with the British Library Business & IP Centre, these popular workshops provide an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn how to fund an early stage business quickly, and to network with professionals who have succeeded at the funding game. Workshops are held several times a year and places tend to go quickly. To register your interest in future events please contact us

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