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National Business Convention Sept 2012

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This is the slide deck to accompany my presentation to the Scottish National Business Convention in Sept 2012. Organised by the Federation of Small Businesses and the Scottish Council for Development & Industry, and hosted by RBS.

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National Business Convention Sept 2012

  1. 1. Bloom ... Venture Catalyst - growing the entrepreneurial eco-system
  2. 2. Bloom ... Venture Catalyst - growing the entrepreneurial eco-system
  3. 3. 09/03/12 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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  5. 5. UK Student Population 2009/10 40,000 in Computer Sciences 156,985 in Engineering & Technology 173,825 in Creative Arts & DesignPrince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust 3,000 Applications per year 600 applications successfulBIG Lottery £3.4 billion distributed to communities 78% applications for <£10k 45% applications successful
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  8. 8. Bloom ... Venture Catalyst - growing the entrepreneurial eco-systemSeptember 2011
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  11. 11. November 2010 March 2012 Bloom ... Venture Catalyst - growing the entrepreneurial eco-system
  12. 12. Bloom ... Venture Catalyst - growing the entrepreneurial eco-system09/03/12 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  13. 13. Credit/Loans declined or ineligible Buildsustainable Refer tobusinesses • Online Bloom • Light Touch • Big Impact Match with Crowdfund returnable seed capital grants
  14. 14. The power of the crowd… “Small gifts from many are just as powerful as large gifts from a few.” Steve Case, co-founder, AOL Bloom ... Venture Catalyst - growing the entrepreneurial eco-system

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