STARTUP BRITAIN EVENTS FOR FINANCE

17 Apr

Monday 14th May:

Entrepreneurs and Finance: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

(ICAEW, Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 6EA)

The morning’s event will be delivered by The Supper Club – A group of the country’s most innovative, fast growth entrepreneurs who share knowledge, experience and contacts in the spirit of give and take. The session will feature a panel of successful entrepreneurs talking about their challenges and experiences of sourcing finance and sharing finance tools they have used throughout their careers.

 

Finance Tools for Small Businesses with ICAEW and UK200Group: 12:00 PM to 15:00 PM BOOK MY SEAT

(ICAEW, Cha

rtered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 6EA)

Whether we like it or not the financial health of business is the rock on which it will thrive or perish. Good planning and management is crucial to both sustaining and growing your business. This interactive session covers different aspects of this, looking at:

  • Corporate finance structures that are relevant to the small business start up and growth scenarios, and
  • Taxes, which if managed carefully and efficiently can make available further funding to develop your business.

 

Access to Finance: Crowdfunding Platforms & Venture Capital Firms: 08:45 AM to 12:30 PM BOOK MY SEAT

(Burson Marsteller, Central St Giles, 1 St Giles High St, London, WC2H 8AG)

Two exciting sessions for early stage companies to attend and hear about ‘Access to Finance’. The day will cover both:

1)    Non-Traditional Early Stage access to finance through a panel that explores the different types and models for crowdfunding platforms

Panelists include:

  • Jeff Lynn, Co-Founder and CEO of Seedrs
  • Luke Lang, Co-Founder of Crowdcube
  • Amanda Boyle, Founder & CEO of Bloom VC
  • Paul Higgins, StartUp Networks Program at Grow VC
  • Simon Dixon, Co-Founder of BankToTheFuture.com

2)     Traditional Early Stage access to finance through a panel conversation with a number of leading Venture Capital firms

Panelists include:

  • Joe Steer, The BVCA Director of Research
  • Alliott Cole, Principal in the ventures division of Octopus
  • Daniel Waterhouse, General Partner of Wellington Partners
  • David J Bagley, Chairman of Venture Hothouse Limited

 

Financial Fitness seminar with Intuit & How to accept payments in minutes and help your business grow with PayPal:12:00 PM to 15:00 PM BOOK MY SEAT

(Burson Marsteller, Central St Giles, 1 St Giles High St, London, WC2H 8AG)

Financial Fitness Seminar: Understand the finance heartbeat of your business and you will maximise its potential. We promise not to scare you with financial jargon but will equip you with practical advice and guidance on how to become financially agile and set up for long term success.

How to accept payments in minutes and help your business grow: Beverley Bergin, the Senior Business Development Manager at PayPal will be delivering this session.

Wednesday 16th May:

Access to Finance: Corporate Venturing & Business Incubators: 1.30 PM to 17:00 PM BOOK MY SEAT

(Burson Marsteller, Central St Giles, 1 St Giles High St, London, WC2H 8AG)

The 1st panel session will introduce companies to another source of finance for great business ideas in support through investment from Corporations that have an interest in investing in certain technologies or business ideas that may compliment their strategic goals. We will also have a University Venturing representative present to showcase Universities as another attractive venue for finance and support while trying to get businesses off the ground and growing. This panel will be chaired by James Mawson from Global Corporate Venturing.

Panelists include:

  • Luke Johnson, Associate in the Virgin Group’s Investment Team
  • John Telling, Group Corporate Affairs Director at MITIE Millions
  • Timothy Barnes, Executive Director of UCL Advances
  • Jan Harley, Investment Director at Unilever Venturing

The 2nd panel session will serve as a platform for attendees to learn about the support through funding and other value added services that can be provided by incubators and seed competitions. We will also look to discuss the role of accelerators in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and provide participants with the ability to interact and understand the advantages of going down this route. This panel will be chaired by John Spindler from Capital Enterprise.

Panelists include:

  • Ian Merricks, Managing Partner at White Horse Capital
  • Thomas Jones, Board Member and Invester of Seedcamp
  • Jon Bradford, Co-Founder of Springboard
  • Alex Perry, creator of the Burson-Marsteller Brand Academy

Thursday 17th May:

Exporting for Growth: 13:00 PM to 16:00 PM BOOK MY SEAT

(Hub Westminster, London, SW1Y 4TE)

This panel will be addressing the large opportunity that exports may present for UK companies. The UK India Business Council together with experts and entrepreneurs will look to share insights and experiences with attendees.

Panelists include:

  • Neal Gandhi, CEO of Quickstart Global
  • Anil Stocker, Co-Founder of Market Invoice
  • Omleen Ajimal, Head of Taylor Wessing India Group

Friday 18th May:

Tools for Optimising Working Capital: 08:45 AM to 10:30 AM BOOK MY SEAT

(Hub Westminster, London, SW1Y 4TE)

This panel will be addressing the opportunity for startups and growth companies to leverage next generation tools to help optimise their working capital positions. With the emergence of an online invoice sale market, the ability to tap the crowd through debt instruments to raise capital and next generation collections solutions, there is a lot that can help lower costs and as such add value to startups and growth companies.

Panelists include:

  • Samir Desai, Co-Founder and CEO of Funding Circle
  • Anil Stocker, Co-Founder of Market Invoice
  • Samantha Heard, Marketing Director of ComparetheDCA
  • Rupert Lee-Browne, Chief Executive Officer of Caxton FX
  • Christoph Rieche, Co-Founder of iwoca

 

Microfinance and Entrepreneurship: 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM BOOK MY SEAT

(Hub Westminster, London, SW1Y 4TE)

This panel session will explore the various organisations that have been providing micro loans to those looking to start or supporting a fledgling business to grow. Panelists include representatives from the Princes Trust, Enterprise Nation and Shell Livewire.

Panelists include:

  • Emma Jones, Co-Founder of StartUp Britain and Founder of Enterprise Nation
  • Ginny Lunn, Head of Policy and Strategy at The Prince’s Trust
  • Stu Anderson, Project Director at Shell LiveWIRE

 

 

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