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Wired Sussex Breakfast Session: Funding your business idea: a look at Angel...
Thu 9 June 2016, 09:00 – 11:00 BST
The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions share best practice on subjects ranging from marketing and branding, to intellectual property and investment opportunities. And there’s coffee and croissants too. What’s not to like?
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Want to know what angels are and whether angel investment might be a smart move for your start-up or business? Learn from angel investors and businesses that have angels on board about whether this could be the right route for you.
We'll be joined by:
Steve Kingswell has 25 years experience in commercial, operational & financial management, working for both multi-nationals & early stage growth companies. He was CFO at Babel Media (Hove) and after a successful exit is now COO/FD at Every1mobile (Brighton). Steve has raised funding for both these companies via business angels, crowd sourcing, venture capital, Govt loans, inward investment grants, and invoice finance.
Simon Labhan is the Fund Executive, The FSE Group and a Venture Capital Investor into early stage high growth businesses, focusing on digital, mobile and technology orientated sectors. Previously worked in M&A for a software consultancy. BSc Finance and Investment Banking at Henley Business School, University of Reading and Executive Education at London Business School.
Mike Herd, Executive DIrector Sussex Innovation Centre. Mike was hired as Executive Director of the newly-created Sussex Innovation Centre in 1997 to harness the economic potential of the extensive education and research resources available in the Sussex area. In this role, he advises commercialisation efforts that grow out of academic projects at the University of Sussex, provides input to the university’s business courses, and selects unaffiliated start-ups and growing companies to become members of the Centre’s community.
Over nearly 20 years at the Centre, Mike has helped more than 500 businesses to grow, generate revenue and pursue investment. He is an expert at thinking creatively about business concepts, providing strategic insight and finding opportunities to refine business models. During his time at the Centre he has built strong relationships with regional investors, academics, funding bodies and technical experts to help maximise the potential of any opportunity.