Business Funding in Tough Times - Intro - M Coulthard

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Business Funding in Tough Times - Intro - M Coulthard

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

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