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Access to Funding - Manchester, 13 November 2012


The Funding Escalator event will centre around access to finance and addressing the funding ‘escalator' for innovative businesses. This will include positive and negative views from both the market and innovative businesses. The conference will feature new innovations and solutions to this such as crowdfunding at the micro finance end to new innovations in banking from Silicon Valley.
 
The conference will give delegates the opportunity to hear from a range of finance experts on the access to finance options for SMEs available. The London Stock Exchange have run these nationally and aim to provide an overview of the funding ladder from an equity perspective, and speakers will include experts from the Angel, Venture Capital and Stock Market community. In addition to this they will also provide real life experience of the pros and cons of various forms of finance on offer.

Agenda

08.30 - 09.00 - Registration & Refreshments
09.00 - 09.05 - Welcome
09.05 - 09.20 - Venture Creation at UMI3 and UMIP - Clive Rowland and Dr Rich Ferrie
09.20 - 09.30 - The Role of the LEP and innovation businesses - (TBC)

‘VIEWS FROM THE MARKET' PANEL DISCUSSION

Each panel member will give their current views on the market and their placement in the Funding Escalator for innovative businesses

09.30   Investor Readiness - Squire Sanders
09.45   Crowdfunding concepts (starting with virtual Friends and Family) - Barry James, Angel Revolutions
09.55 - Banking on innovation - Oscar Jazdowski, Silicon Valley Bank
10.05 - Business Angel - Modwenna Rees Mogg, Founder CEO AngelNews
10.15 - Venture Capital
10.25 - AIM fundraising - Matthew Walls, Epistem
10.35 - Q&A
10.45 - 11.00 - Coffee and Cakes

‘LEARNING JOURNEY - FUNDING INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES' PANEL DEBATE with input from the floor

This will be a panel led discussion around the current Funding Escalator, its suitability for growing innovative businesses, and the needs for refocusing finance to support growth. It will feature a series of ‘Five Minute Moments' with views from innovative businesses at each stage of the Funding Escalator

11.00 - Senior CBI representative ‘Financing for Growth' - Matthew Fell

11.15 - 12.20

- Starting with Friends and Family - IF Sensing

- Bank funding - David Martin, Access to Finance

- Business Angel funding - Malcolm Evans, Vaultpad Accelerator and NW Super Angels

- Venture Capital funding - John Nicholson, Gentronix

- AIM fundraising - Mark Fahy, London Stock Exchange

12.20 Closing statements from Chairman

12.30 Lunch

To register please visit: http://lsefundingescalator.eventbrite.co.uk/

If you have any queries regarding the event please contact Ellie Sagar.

T: 0161 606 7265

E: ellie.sagar@umi3.com

umi3

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