How Can You Get Funding To Grow Your Start-up?

When: 5th Mar 2018, 18:00 - 5th Mar 2018, 21:00
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS Entrepreneurs Specialist Group
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How do you go about raising funds to accelerate the growth of your startup - especially if you’re early-stage?


Join BCS Entrepreneurs Group at this Tech Mentoring Monday event. As well as covering the conventional route from ‘Angel Investors to Venture Capitalists’ we will explore alternative, more inclusive sources of funding.

‘Investment readiness’ is about your product’s market-fit, traction, monetisation, and your exit. Above all - are you and your team credible to deliver what you pitch? Entrepreneurs need to prepare for their assertions to be challenged when they pitch their Startups to potential investors. Well-reasoned answers backed up with facts will increase the likelihood of funding.

Our guest speakers include experienced investors, a crowd-funder and an investor-matching Startup. They will share insights on:

  • What’s out there
  • Which approach will work best for you
  • How you gain access

How can you make sense of all this, and what will be the effect of raising investment? Fit the pieces together with the help of our experts to get insights on how these developments will touch the world of the entrepreneur. The event will include a Q & A panel discussion, then networking over drinks and eats.

Our Speakers:

Russell Dalgleish (LinkedIn Profile)

Entrepreneur, Strategist, Board Advisor, Director and Keynote Speaker. Russell is very active in the investment space, working with Investors on SEIS, EIS and Angel investments. He will cover early stage investments and the challenges on this scene.

Simon Glass (LinkedIn Profile)

Entrepreneur, Corporate Advisor and CEO. Simon co-founded Qodeo, an online service that matches investors (VC & PE firms) and entrepreneurs globally, automatically and smartly, enabling both to save considerable time and money, and focus on their funding options. Simon believes that entrepreneurs and investors need to get on with their businesses, rather than fund raising. Is this going to disrupt the market?.

Hugo de Stacpoole (LinkedIn Profile)

Campaigns Development Associate, Seedrs. Hugo is responsible for the initial contact with businesses interested in using the Seedrs platform. Having successfully founded a business before, he has first-hand experience of the rigours and challenges of successfully fundraising. He will share his experience of helping innovative, disruptive Startups navigate the crowdfunding scene.

Tech Mentoring Monday

The second part of the evening is devoted to Speed Mentoring. Our team of Tech Mentors will be pleased to discuss your technology and business issues and explain how you can benefit from the BCS Entrepreneurs’ Mentorship Programme.

Are you interested in becoming a mentor? If you’ve tried mentoring you’ll know that “learning by teaching” is a great way to further refine to your skills. You also get the satisfaction of helping someone succeed. If you have significant business and technical expertise, we have mentor vacancies. Please email us at to find out what is involved.

We do hope you can join us!