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START IT UP! START IT GREAT! Conference with Successful Entrepreneurs

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Coventry University London

109-117 Middlesex St


E1 7JF

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Do you have a business idea or a product but don't know how to start up?

Wondering what you need to do before choosing the right business structure and trying to raise funding?

Join us at our Startup Conference to learn the practical, step-by-step key elements of starting a business by industry-leading entrepreneurs and investors. Speakers will also share their success stories and best practices on raising money for a startup.

Get expert tips on business plan and strategies, your funding options, what investors are looking for, and how to be an successful entrepreneur!

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RIFT R&D Tax Credits is part of the Kent based RIFT Group. They love working with innovative companies, helping them claim tax relief on money they've spent developing their products, services or processes.

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Who Should Attend?

This event welcomes businesses across all industries and stages to get the necessary support for your business. All attendees to the event will have an ample opportunity to liaise with top investors and financial institutions to discuss their funding options and growth pathways.


8.30 - 9.00 Registration

9.00 - 9.15 Welcome from BFS & Sponsors

9.15 - 10.15 8 lessons from an 8 figure business owner (James Sinclair)

10.15 - 10.45 From Idea to the Market: All you want to know about starting a business (Wayra)

10.45 - 11.00 Coffee-break

11.00 - 12.00 Passionate plumber: A story of the Pimlico's Millionaire (Charlie Mullins)

12.00 - 12.20 Regulations & Best Practices you should know about building the team (Taylor Wessing)

12.20 - 1.20 Think Digital: Successful Marketing on a budget (Warren Knight)

1.20 - 2.00 Lunch-break

2.00 - 3.00 Getting Investment-ready

  • How to present your ideas (Paul Grant, The Funding Game)
  • Keeping the house in order or Ensuring you’ve got your Legal bits right (TBC)
  • Protecting your ideas through IPR (Intellectual Property Office)

3.00 - 4.00 Funding Options

  • Top Funding sources for startups (British Business Bank)
  • Choosing between Business Angels, Crowdfunding, VCs, Grants and Loans (Startup Funding Club, Alternative Business Funding, Crowdcube, StartUp Loans, RIFT R&D Tax Credits)

4.00 - 5.00 Growth (for those who wants more)

  • From StartUp to ScaleUp (Mind The Bridge)
  • Building relations with Corps (Microsoft Ventures)
  • Innovative Economy (Silicon Valley Bank)
  • Secrets behind successful Scaleups (ScaleUp Group)

5.00 - 6.00 Networking with Snacks & Drinks

What will you learn:

Problem – Solution Fit: Planning & Setting-up the Business

  • Defining the problem
  • Doing the market research
  • Competitor analysis
  • Putting together business plan & building the strategy
  • Testing the idea/solution

Product Market Fit: From the Idea to the Market

  • Typical mistakes entrepreneurs make
  • Defining your product or service
  • Building an MVP
  • Testing the product/Beta testing
  • Route to the market
  • First client

Building a Team

  • Choosing between apprentices, interns & employees
  • Regulations & best practices you should know about: NMW & Support Schemes
  • Where to search for employees
  • Acquiring talents
  • PAYE & Insurances
  • Salaries/Payroll


  • Registering the business entity: opening a new co, sole trader vs ltd., taxes, reports
  • Opening a rep. office in the UK
  • Preparing legal docs - NDA, shareholder agreements, term sheets
  • IPR & TM

Marketing, PR, & Branding

  • Getting publicity & marketing your product
  • Branding is everything… but when should you be investing in it?
  • The power of digital marketing
  • B2B vs B2C


  • Ensuring scalability
  • Thinking exits from the start
  • Partnering with corps
  • Expanding to other markets

Getting Investment-Ready & Discovering Your Options

  • Putting together a pitch deck & delivering a compelling pitch
  • Top funding sources for startups
  • Becoming ready for funding
  • SEIS: Why and What you need to know about it



The Business Funding Show

Arina Osiannaya, Managing Director

+44 (0) 740 584 70 13 | arina@businessfundingshow.com www.businessfundingshow.com



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