What can you do to make it easier for them to give you money?
Sources of finance Existing angel investment, already profitable High level of potential return and customers already signed up A proven track record or security (eg a house) Good personal relationships Skill in completing application forms What do you need? Shares in your business Shares in your business Regular repayments at a set rate of interest Negotiable Free Cost? £200,000 or more £50,000-£200,000 Varies Up to £50,000 Up to £10,000 for students How much? Venture Capital Business Angels Banks Friends & Family Grants & competitions
So how much money do you need? Add all the z's Thats how much money you need Q: How can you reduce this amount? z y Dec … z z z z Total costs … y y y y Monthly costs x Startup costs … Apr Mar Feb Jan
Now perform your pitch once to each other person in the room
Ask for their feedback
They will give constructive feedback and write notes on your worksheet
Course programme 2pm-4pm in Arts Building S21 Finding role models and teams 20 Oct 1 Generating ideas 10 Nov 2 Planning your first year 24 Nov 3 Branding and building a website 8 Dec 4 Pitching and raising finance 12 Jan 5 Marketing and PR for startups 26 Jan 6 Selling and negotiating 9 Feb 7 Accounting and legal issues 23 Feb 8 Running an office and bookkeeping 9 Mar 9