Have you considered your funding options? We’re running four 30-minute bite size events which will provide an insight into the funding landscape, what is available and pitching for investment.
These events are aimed at businesses who both have a good idea of the landscape and those who are new to the world of funding. The events will be run alongside Barclays Eagle Labs Newcastle, who help entrepreneurs and ambitious businesses to innovate and scale.
The event information and links to register are as follows:
23rd February – An Introduction to Funding
In this quick 30-minute event, we will cover what funding options are available for businesses, which will include:
We will discuss what each of these entail and what routes you can go down, to source these. As well as the pros and cons of each one. You can then start to consider what options are available and suitable for your business.
We will also briefly cover who we are, what we offer and how we fit into the funding landscape.
23rd March – The Pitch Deck
Learning to pitch your business is an essential part of running your own scaling business. What needs to be included varies depending on your audience. Join us to hear what investors like to see and how to structure it. In this event, we will discuss:
▪ The content of the pitch
▪ What to cover and what not to cover
▪ How to structure your pitch
This event will be a very quick look at the pitch deck itself. Whether you are pitching for 5 minutes or 10 minutes your slide deck has to contain certain information, angelgroups will cover what that is and how to structure it. Which leads on nicely to the next event, the pitch itself.
20th April – The Pitch
Now we are on to the pitch itself, and the delivery of the pitch. During this session we will cover:
▪ The do’s and don’ts of pitching for investment
Businesses usually have a lot riding on a pitch, so it’s important to get it right. You want to spend the time (whatever that may be) on delivering your pitch in a way where an investor understands what you do, the investment opportunity and what you are looking for. This session will be a quick look on how best to deliver your pitch and the common pitfalls to avoid.
25th May – Investments – Passive vs. Active
At this last bitesize session on funding, we will cover:
▪ The difference between passive and active equity funding
▪ The pros and cons of passive and active
▪ A bit more about angelgroups
We will be finishing off these events focusing on equity funding and what the differences are between passive and active, as well as the pros and cons of each. We live in the world of active angel investment, which is often referred to as ‘smart money’ so we will be ending the session with some more information on what this is and how it can help your business. We will try and fit in some Q&A on this last event so we can answer any questions you have.