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Tech Started: Northern Start-up Bootcamp

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Bootcamp offering advice, insights and business support to early stage founders to help them grow their business and become investment-ready

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In 2021, NorthInvest is hosting two start-up bootcamp events to inspire and educate early stage entrepreneurs, offering specialist workshops from our partners and knowledge exchange with high-profile entrepreneurs to guide and inspire.

NorthInvest is offering this event for free to early stage founders and partnering with high profile entrepreneurs and partner businesses to help them grow their business and become investment-ready

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09:00 - 09:10 - Welcome & Introduction from NorthInvest

09:10 - 09:15 - Fireside chat: Adventures in entrepreneurship with Keynote speaker (Pre-recorded video)

09:15 - 10:10 - Breakout rooms

‘It’s like Dragon’s Den’: Debunking Deal Process Myths

NorthInvest partners Gordons LLP and entrepreneurs who have ‘been there, done that’ talk through the deal process, debunk common misconceptions, and share their experiences.

Get your ducks in a row: How to prepare your start-up for investment (Gordons LLP + Garbutt + Elliott)

Specialist legal and financial partners talk through key documents and assurances needed to prepare a start-up for a smooth fundraise.

10:10 - 10:15 - Comfort Break

10:15 - 11:10 - Breakout Rooms

Know your worth: Valuation Masterclass (KPMG)

A frequent pain point for entrepreneurs (and several investors) is knowing how to value a business, particularly with limited data in the case of pre-revenue start-ups. This session will offer a guide to valuing a business for entrepreneurs using different techniques (including EBITDA, % RRR, etc) and offer an investor perspective.

How to market yourself to investors (Little Agency)

NorthInvest and marketing specialist Little Agency share advice on creating a strong brand and marketing strategy, and its importance when approaching investors.

11:15 - 11:20 - Comfort Break

11:20 - 12:15 - Breakout Rooms

Risk & Failure: How to manage risk in your business when you grow (AON + Geoffrey Martin & Co)

AON specialist advice setting up a business for growth and managing risk as they grow, alongside a guest speaker who can share failures/difficult experiences and learnings.

How much do I ask for and when? Investment Negotiation Masterclass

A mixture of funders and experienced entrepreneurs share their tips and experiences for start-ups managing investor relationships and fundraising.

12:20 - 12:30 - How does she do it? Fireside chat with Keynote speaker

12:30 - 12:35 - Closing Plenary

12:35 - Event End

Fireside chat: Investing in the North with (Keynote speaker TBC)

(Pre-recorded video in the style of a Q&A)

‘It’s like Dragon’s Den’ & Other Myths: Debunking the Deal Process

NorthInvest partners Gordons LLP and entrepreneurs who have ‘been there, done that’ talk through the deal process, debunk common misconceptions, and share their experiences.

Speakers: TBC, Gordons LLP et al

Get your ducks in a row: Key documents you need to prepare your start-up for investment

Specialist legal and financial partners talk through key documents and assurances needed to prepare a start-up for a smooth fundraise.

Speaker: TBC, Gordons LLP; TBC, Garbutt + Elliott

How to market yourself to investors

NorthInvest and marketing specialist Little Agency share advice on creating a strong brand and marketing strategy, and its importance when approaching investors.

Speaker: Little Agency, TBC

Know your worth: Valuation Masterclass

A frequent pain point for entrepreneurs (and several investors) is knowing how to value a business, particularly with limited data in the case of pre-revenue start-ups. This session will offer a guide to valuing a business for entrepreneurs using different techniques (including EBITDA, % RRR, etc) and offer an investor perspective.

Speakers: TBC, KPMG

Risk & Failure: How to manage risk in your business

Shaped with Aon - potential for Aon to offer specialist advice setting up a business for growth and managing risk as they grow, alongside a guest speaker who can share failures/difficult experiences and learnings.

Speakers: TBC, Aon Insurance; TBC

How much do I ask for and when? Negotiation Masterclass

A mixture of funders and experienced entrepreneurs share their tips and experiences for start-ups managing investor relationships and fundraising.

Speakers: TBC

Closing Plenary

This closing plenary will recap on key lessons from the day and discuss next steps for businesses either seeking investment or to join an accelerator support programme.

Speaker: TBC

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