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Business Funding in Tough Times - Intro - M Coulthard

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Business Funding - BEN Event - 9th Feb 2010 - Introduction - M Coulthard

Business Funding - BEN Event - 9th Feb 2010 - Introduction - M Coulthard


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  • 1. tech business events to connect + inform + inspire
  • 2. Back to Reality business funding in tough times The Innovation Centre, Bath 6-9pm, 9 February 2010 hosted by sponsored by and
  • 3. Practicalities
    • Emergency exits
    • Phones off
  • 4. This evening’s programme 6:45-8:15 Speakers 1 Introduction Martin Coulthard BEN 2 Angel Funding Philip Tellwright SWAIN 3 Seed Funding Mark Farmer Eden Ventures 4 Private Equity Guy Davies WestBridge Capital 5 Realistic Valuation Tracey Williams Exigo Corporate Finance 8:15-8:30 Q&A 8:30-9:00 More Networking
  • 5. BEN news
    • new name: Bath & Bristol Enterprise Network (but still BEN)
    • new logo and branding:
    • new geographical coverage: CUBA, including Bath!
    • BEN to become part of a new non-profit company: Science City Bristol Ltd
    • VentureFest SouthWest : 24 November 2010, UWE Exhibition & Conference Centre ‘premier 1 day business & funding exhibition in the South West’
  • 6. BEN entrepreneur workshops
  • 7. BEN entrepreneur workshops
    • more in-depth coverage of a key topic
    • targeted at entrepreneurs
    • interactive, working groups
    • limited numbers – approx. 25
    • promoted first to attendees at preceding networking event
    • book now at www.bristolenterprise.com :
    • 25/2/10 Business Angel Funding 4-6pm Clevedon Hall, Clevedon led by Philip Tellwright, SWAIN
    • 2/3/10 Venture Capital 4-6pm Burges Salmon offices, Bristol led by Guy Davies, WestBridge Capital
  • 8. BEN networking events (all 6-9pm)
    • 23/2/10 Going Global Bristol Zoo speakers: Stephen Campbell, Tim Buff, Greville Commins, Rob Harvey spaces left - book at www.bristolenterprise.com
    • 9/3/10 Where is the Silver Lining? UWE, Bristol
    • 23/3/10 Patent or be Damned? Bath
    • 20/4/10 Think Small! NSQI, Bristol University
          • + workshops to be announced
  • 9. The business funding ladder
    • 10. flotation
    • 9. private equity
    • 8. venture capital
    • 7. corporate venturing
    • 6. seed funding
    • 5. business angel funding
    • 4. bank: inc. Enterprise Finance Guarantee & asset-based funding
    • 3. grants & prizes
    • 2. FFF
    • 1. own funds