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If you haven’t yet, you have a few more days to apply for Playfair Capital’s Female Founder Office Hours taking place in November. Get the chance to meet over 60 leading investors in Europe’s ecosystem.
Applications are open for Angel Academe’s November pitch event until end of play October 16th.
Fantastic Beasts TV has published a two-part showcase of 40 BAME-founded businesses seeking angel and VC investment, which members can sign up for here.
Creandum’s hypothesis is that most impact can be achieved in B2B.
Read more about how to attract talent when you’re an early stage startup.
“If you see an opportunity that has asymmetric returns, you can start to work out the investment needed, and start to educate and quantify the upside (return profile) and time period needed” - great read from Andrew Poesaste on the startup evolution loop.
“Over the past two quarters, we have witnessed an accelerated shift to cloud-based services that has been both dramatic and likely persistent, as many of these new behaviors seem poised to endure post pandemic”. Check out the Q3 2020 Global Venture Report from Crunchbase.
[New post] “Choosing a VC: The stuff people don't talk about” 🤫 - - - I’ve discussed fundraising with 100s of founders and there’s a bunch of topics that often come up in 1-to-1s but still seem opaque.
The Debut Sessions has created the ‘Open-Source Initiative’ to enable every investor in the ecosystem to have sight of the applications submitted, subject to the Founders opting in. Inclusivity is not always something prevalent across our industry, so we want to make sure every founder has the maximum chance of gaining exposure to active investors.
The Impact Accelerator is dedicated to taking impact driven ventures to the next level, in order to address long standing economic and social issues that have been exacerbated by COVID-19. Applications close on the 11th of October.
W2 Labs has been designed in partnership with L Marks. This ten week programme will enable you to trial your products at scale and receive expert mentoring and funding from Wincanton & L Marks. Applications close on the 18th of October.
Rising Stars is the UK’s newest and most exciting competition for innovative, early-stage tech startups, with a prize package designed to send your business into the stratosphere. Applications close on the 20th of October
Collaboration and reducing the need for a warm intros is key to improving funding for female founders, and this remains our main priority. We will be working with Tech Nation once again for a fully remote event, along with 60 leading VCs from across the UK including Seedcamp, Balderton and Passion Capital.
The UK’s leading programme for late-stage digital businesses. Future Fifty enables late-stage founders to problem-solve with peers, build a powerful network able to influence government policy, and inspire the next generation in our tech ecosystem. Applications close on the 16th of November.
In October 2020, join JAM for their largest event in history, JAM Online 2020. It’s a 5-day online experience focused on expanding your maker’s toolkit through 12 honest stories from peers, 10 hands-on workshops, and 800+ attendees. For the London-based crowd there is an exclusive, intimate IRL side-event, the JAM Salon.
Jean-Marc is one of the two founding partners of Partech Partners that he joined in 1996. He currently serves on the board of Dayuse, Happytal, Lifen, Sigfox and Privitar. He has a long track record of successful exits including IPOs, in France, Israel, UK and the USA. He earned an MBA from HEC and an MS in Engineering from SUPELEC both in Paris.
Building a strong company culture is becoming increasingly important in the battle to hire and retain the top technical talent. This can be a difficult task in the best of times, especially for rapidly growing companies but this year has been one like no other with the transition for many companies to an increasingly distributed workforce.
We’ll be listening to how their businesses have adapted, grown and succeeded in new markets, as well as understanding the biggest differences between the markets and best advice for new businesses expanding. The session will feature four fintech companies: 11:FS, Suade Labs, Plaid and Remitly.
Our speakers, Elissa Fink and Kelly Wright - former Chief Marketing Officer and former Executive Vice President of Sales at Tableau respectively －will be talking us through their Seven Secrets for Scaling Success - From zero to $1B in sales.
NorthInvest and Growth Capital Angels welcome Angels to a virtual pitch event to discover exciting female-owned start-ups. This event will involve up to six investor-ready start-ups founded by women entrepreneurs from across the North of England.
Chris Surel is a performance recovery & sleep coach and creator of the Strategic Performance Recovery System, who helps entrepreneurs, executives and athletes to reach a whole new level of energy, performance and success (while enjoying their ride).
What is my customer’s biggest problem? What features do I need to build? Are they willing to pay for my solution The answers to these questions can drastically affect the course of your business, and until you hear it from your customer’s mouths - it’s all an assumption!
Join us for an actionable discussion around building a performance-driven culture amidst a pandemic. Learn how people and talent experts are adapting to this new normal by: putting a new lens on work-life balance, running effective virtual check-in meetings, managing performance reviews during a period of crisis, hiring and firing in an unstable economic environment, onboarding new team members remotely, and more!
At the lecture Professor Leyser will discuss the future direction of the relationship between science and society. We look forward to Professor Leyser’s insight into how science, research and innovation can contribute to the Government’s R&D agenda, and how the UK’s research and innovation system could be better positioned to fuel a more inclusive society and economy.
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