In this event we review options and considerations for a business owner looking to use an injection of funding to jump start business growth.

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The government offers incredible incentives for investors to support business growth in the UK, but very few IT companies utilise these schemes. During this event we will demystify the fund-raising landscape and answer many questions, including:

  • Bootstrapping vs external funding
  • Debt vs Equity funding
  • SEIS vs EIS
  • Angel Investment vs Venture Capital and much more.

This event would be ideal If you think that there is potential to take your boutique specialist consultancy to the next level or want to expand your company beyond your own consultancy effort.

About the speaker

Sam Simpson CITP FBCS CEng

Sam started his career as an IT engineer and progressed through consultancy to Technical Director, then Project Services Director in a £350m Systems Integrator. That business collapsed in 2013 and Sam became an accidental entrepreneur, starting an IT company, Roc Technologies, that grew from a standing start to £27m revenue in 3.5 years and was recognised by the FT as being the 17th fastest growing company in Europe. Sam exited that business to private equity in 2017.

Since exiting, Sam has been a prolific angel investor, making 27 investments in a wide range of businesses. He is co-founder of a few businesses, including FounderCatalyst, an online service which helps founders to achieve SEIS/EIS advance assurance, produces the legal paperwork required to undertake a funding round and manages investor engagement through the funding process.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

CPD Credits: This event counts for two hours towards your CPD. More information is available at

This event is brought to you by: BCS Consultancy specialist group

Webinar: How to fund the growth of your IT or consultancy business
Date and time
Thursday 10 November, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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