Investment Readiness: Equity, stock options & investment opportunities
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 from 13:30 to 17:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ready to build your business?
Get to grips with equity & share options
Discover investment options for growth
Newcastle Science City has partnered with law firm Ward Hadaway and experts from Finance Tree to invite you to a seminar about finance & executive reward packages to help grow your business.
This is a unique opportunity to hear from some of the region’s leading experts on law and
finance who will give you:
- An invaluable insight into the investment opportunities open to your business
- An opportunity to find out just how to pitch and present to potential investors to ensure that you aren’t missing any tricks
- The chance to learn how to cost effectively hire and reward employees using performance-based reward packages, learning how to successfully introduce sweat equity and stock option packages
Learn about how to cost effectively hire and reward people working with you on and in your
business, discover what investors look for and the available sources of working capital to assist your expansion plans.
This event is ideal for you if you are:
- A North East SME or early stage business with a new venture
- Looking to find out more about sources of capital and what investors are looking for
- Interested in introducing sweat equity and stock option packages into your business
13.30 - 14.00 Registration and refreshments
14.00 Welcome and Introduction
Charlie Wainwright, Business Support Manager, Newcastle Science City
14.05 - 15.00 Finance Tree – A VC’s view of raising finance
Jonathan Gold, Director
A short tour of raising investment, from loan to equity and crowd funding, as seen by a venture capital investor. Jonathan has set up 3 venture capital management businesses, acted as a Business Angel in his own right and also managed a number of investment readiness programmes. He brings a personal view on what it takes and what investors want from you. Perhaps more importantly helping you to understand what makes an investable business.
15.00 - 15.10 Coffee
15.10 - 15.15 Newcastle Science City - Business Support
Charlie Wainwright, Business Support Manager
A short introduction to the business support service and how your business can benefit from up to £10,000* of funding to help grow your business.
15.15 - 16.15 Ward Hadaway – Tax
Paul Christian, Partner
Any investor will want to be certain that key management is incentivised to drive the business forward. Paul has considerable experience in setting up employee share incentive arrangements in a wide range of business and will discuss, in a non-technical way, the various options open when using shares in the company to attract, retain and incentivise staff.
16.15 - 17.00 Networking
When & Where
Newcastle Science City
Newcastle Science City is a partnership between Newcastle University and Newcastle City Council to help the region realise the full economic potential of its science and technology-based industries.
We deliver a range of activities including the development of a close-knit scientific community and encouraging more people to work in scientific and technical roles. Key to our remit is creating and growing innovative businesses.