You've decided to launch or grow your business - and now you need investment. But where do you start? And which of the many forms of investment is right for your business? In this half-day workshop we'll explore how to secure investment through crowdfunding, angel investors or venture capital. We'll help you make a decision about the right options for your business and give you a simple step-by-step approach for attracting investment for each option.
In a nutshell:
This half-day ‘How to Attract the Right Investors’ workshop will help you:
Who is it for?
‘How to Attract the Right Investors’ is ideal for ambitious entrepreneurs who are either in the start-up phase and are unsure of where or how to raise the capital to launch, or are already trading but need more capital to reach profitability and scale.
How will you benefit?
This workshop, run in partnership with the British Library Business & IP Centre, packs a massive amount of content into just half a day to equip you with a simple to follow, step-by-step approach to securing investment.
By the end of the workshop you will:
With guest speaker: Colin Coghlan
Successful angel investor Colin Coghlan will demystify how an angel investor thinks and what they are looking for. Colin Coghlan is a private investor, advisor, mentor and speaker specialising in early stage and rapid growth business. He advises both entrepreneurs and investors and speaks on the subject of investment at various public and professional events. Colin's early career was in the energy industry before he moved into the wireless infrastructure sector. He was General Manager of one of the founding companies of the Freeview television service before becoming CEO of one of the others and ultimately leading it through a trade sale. Colin's portfolio is focused on the TMT sector including television, mobile and cloud computing.
Paul knows what it’s like to be on both sides of the funding fence. As an entrepreneur he raised funds for his own business, securing capital from business angels, bankers, family and friends, and even a government grant.