This Conference is your opportunity to meet over 20 top investment companies. All in one room and in one day sharing how you can get equity funding. Leading Crowdfunding platforms, Business Angels Networks and Venture Capitalists offering support to businesses from early- to scale-up stages will be there to help you with your funding needs. Famous and successful entrepreneurs will conclude the day discussing what it takes to build a scalable and sustainable venture that attracts investors.
If you're an entrepreneur - come to learn what investors are really looking for; as well as about your best equity funding options and how to secure them. Make sure to get your business cards and practice an elevator pitch.
If you're an investor - come to discover what's happening in the investment space; what are the most promising industries to consider; how to prevent your risks and make the right investment choice.
Event Sponsored by
Companies you will meet, include:
Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL is the founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited and of Molson Coors Cobra India, both joint ventures with the global brewing company, Molson Coors.
Lord Bilimoria will be sharing on his exciting business journey and how to secure funding to build a successful global brand.
⌚ 09.00 - 09.30 REGISTRATION
⌚ 09.30 - 10.00 WELCOME FROM BFS AND SPONSORS
⌚ 10.00-10.40 Session I: Investment Trends Overview
(Sectors securing major investors' support; Most utilised funding sources; Brexit impact on equity funding)
Matt Adey, Director & Senior Economist at the British Business Bank
⌚ 10.40-11.20 Session II: Strategy & Planning
(Planning, Valuation, Dilution, Cash-ins, and Exit Strategies)
⌚ 11.20-11.40 Coffee-break
⌚ 11.40-12.20 Session III: Funding solutions for Starting up a business
(Funding options; Most sustainable sectors; Associated risks for investors and ways to prevent/reduce those)
MODERATOR: Mark Saunders, Director of Business Banking at NatWest
Martyn Holman, Partner at Forward Partners
Stephen Page, Founder and CEO at Startup Funding Club
Gary Lennon, Business Development Director at BizBritain
Clive Lewis, Head of Enterprise at ICAEW
⌚ 12.20-13.00 Session IV: Crowdfunding
(What's happening in the space; Regulations and Investment practices; Various crowdfunding models; Most successful campaigns)
MODERATOR: Oliver Woolley, Founder & CEO at Envestors
Matt Cooper, Commercial Director at Crowdcube
Rich Mason, Campaigns & Investment Director at Seedrs
Eva Weber, Investment Director at VentureFounders
Lex Deak, Founder & CEO at OFF3R
⌚ 13.00-14.00 Lunch
⌚ 14.00-14.40 Session V: Private or 'Angel' Investment
(What Angel investors are looking for; How to find the right Angel; Pros and cons of Angel Investment; Due-diligence on Investors and Founders; Becoming SEIS/EIS qualified)
Tim Mills, Investment Director at Angel CoFund
Alexander Sleigh, Investment Director at London Business Angels
Roderick Beer, Strategic Relations Director at UK Business Angels Association
Xavier Baluster, Partner at Angel Investment Network
Katrina Cruz, Private Investor Relations at ClearlySo
⌚ 14.40-15.20 Session VI: Venture Capitalists
(Range of VCs; Requirements and expectations; When to bring a VC on board; How to secure institutional investors)
Paul Excell, Executive Director at ScaleUp Group
Eileen Modral, Investment Network Manager at Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION)
Nick Gurney-Sharpe, Chief Investment Officer at Innvotec
⌚ 15.20-16.00 Session VII: Experts & Entrepreneurs Panel
(Very special business-guests, who built highly-successful ventures will be sharing their journeys and discussing the role of external funding in growing the business)
David Murray-Hundley, Technology Investment Director at IW Capital, Adviser/CTO at Crowdstacker, mentor for Level 39 and Force Over Mass.
Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL, Founder of Cobra Beer
⌚ 16.00-16.15 Closing Remarks
⌚ 16.15-17.30 Networking reception
Sponsorship Opportunities available, for more details contact the organisers.
The Business Funding Show
Arina Osiannaya, Managing Director
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