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'Access to Funding' - Startup Finance Advice & 2k Pitching

Mar 30 1:30pm - Mar 30 7:00pm @ Central Research Laboratory, London
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CrowdCube, The KTN, experienced Kickstarters & more sharing with you the fastest route to funding + 13 exciting startups pitching for £2K!
➤ The CRL are pleased to bring together representatives from different funding agencies, to present various routes to funding for start ups, small businesses, and SME's.

➤ There will be a chance to hear from grant & trust experts, crowdfunding organisations and investors, alongside opportunities to speak with them afterwards and network with other funding experts, investors and fellow startups.

➤ The event is particularly tailored towards hardware and technology-based businesses, but many of the talks and tips will are be relevant to any industry.

❬ About Central Research Laboratory ❭
London’s new home for innovative startups that design and make physical products. We're a Hardware Accelerator and product focused Coworking space....
➤ The CRL are pleased to bring together representatives from different funding agencies, to present various routes to funding for start ups, small businesses, and SME's.

➤ There will be a chance to hear from grant & trust experts, crowdfunding organisations and investors, alongside opportunities to speak with them afterwards and network with other funding experts, investors and fellow startups.

➤ The event is particularly tailored towards hardware and technology-based businesses, but many of the talks and tips will are be relevant to any industry.

❬ About Central Research Laboratory ❭
London’s new home for innovative startups that design and make physical products. We're a Hardware Accelerator and product focused Coworking space.
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Schedule
Thursday Mar 30th
1:30 pm
Networking and tea & coffee
2:00 pm
Introduction from Mat Hunter, Managing Director, Central Research Laboratory

CROWDFUNDING
2:15 pm
'Crowd Fund Your Way to Success' - Jonathan Keeling - Crowd Cube

'Our funded club, an alumni of businesses to raise finance on Crowdcube, includes startup, early and growth stage businesses from a range of sectors'.
2:30 pm
Richard Ling, who's previous experience involved launching 'Hackaball' and 'Foldable Me' speaks on behalf of 'Kickstarter'
Kickstarter is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York, that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. The company's stated mission is to "help bring creative projects to life".

BREAK
3:00 pm
GRANTS, TRUSTS & COMPETITIONS

'Tips for Writing a Successful Grant Application' Solveiga Pakstaite - Founder of 'Bumpmark'

Bump Mark is the first biologically-accurate food spoilage indicator for packaged foods that will cut food waste and improve food safety. Solveiga came up with the concept while at university and has since developed it into a functioning product together with her team.
3:15 pm
'Knowledge Transfer Network' talk about grant funding opportunities. KTN is a partner of 'Innovate UK'.

Knowledge Transfer Network is a network partner of Innovate UK and also provides innovation networking for other funders in line with its mission to drive UK growth. Emma Fadlon will be sharing information about R&D tax credits, SEIS-EIS, patent box, Innovate UK grants, regional awards, and EU and Research Council awards

BREAK
4:00 pm
INVESTMENT

'Becoming Investment Ready - What Investors Look For' Agne Pakalnisk, Investment Analyst, 'Envestors'

Envestors stimulates investment success. By carefully matching sophisticated investors and high-growth businesses, we create deeper relationships and more impressive results. Our experience, diligence and best-in-class digital platform combine to help you stay close to opportunity, wherever it arises next.
4:15 pm
'Syndicate Room' Equity investing for individuals and angel investors

SyndicateRoom is an equity investment platform targeting: sophisticated, high net worth and ultra-high net worth investors. We're looking for scalable businesses that are looking to fund.

BREAK
5:00 pm
PITCHING

We have 13 exciting startups from across London taking part in a 3 minute pitch-off to a panel for £2000 (Pizza's & Beer will be available)
6:00 pm
Networking, Winning announcement & close
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