This webinar will help delegates to understand what “investment ready” means and give a broad overview of the different types of investment available. Delegates will get an understanding of the different kinds of investment funds and how they may be able to help them scale their business in the future. The session will also act as a launch event for the Investor Readiness Programme starting on the 26th January for those businesses that are looking at securing investment for their business in the near future.
What you will learn/takeaway:
- What is “investment readiness”?
- What types of funds are there to help me grow my business?
- What will the 5 workshops cover? Webinar topics are:-Funding Business Growth
- Business Planning for Funding
- Investor Readiness – What Makes a Business Investment Ready?
- Business Angels vs Crowdfunding
- Pitching for Business Angel Funding
About the speaker:
Russell Copley: Russell has worked with growing businesses since setting up his own business in 2003. He has led a publicly funded investment readiness programme since 2012 and has helped many businesses secure external funding. He has been Regional Manager for Angels Den (Europe’s largest business angel network); sits on the Regional Advisory Board of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund; has coached businesses through TV’s “Dragons Den” and is a business angel investor himself. He is also an investment adviser and mentor for the European Start Up Association.
Who should attend:
You should attend these workshops if you are a business owner or founder who is looking for external funding to help your business to scale-up. Businesses that have been trading for over a year, with a turnover of between £50k and £100k that are looking to grow in the coming years would be particularly welcome to attend, although this is not an exclusive requirement.
This webinar is delivered by the Business Gateway Growth Hub and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SMEs based in Leicester and Leicestershire.
If you can’t make this date, we have another launch event taking place on the 14 January 9.30-10.30am.