A Community Group event for investors and entrepreneurs.


Host: Charlie Fadden, Chair, BCS EMBRACE SG
Moderator: Wafa Mohbubul, BCS Foundation
Keynote speaker: Nzube Ufodike, Chair, BCS Foundation
Sponsor: Alistair Drew-Yeates, Barclays Eagle Labs

Natalia Rivas, Atlas Ventures, VC
Ignacio Gimenez, Creative Destruction Lab, Accelerator
Neetu Puranikmath, Cooper Family Office, Family Office
Alpesh Doshi, Fintricity, Venture Studio

Rachael Twumasi-Corson, MD, LIHA Beauty
James Freestone, Co-founder, Homemove
Cameron Mordi-Semple, Co-Founder, Legion Network
Molawa Adesuyi, Co-Founder, TSTC


4:30pm - Event kicks off with networking and canapés
5:00pm - Formal proceedings begin with opening remarks
5:15pm - Pitching starts moderated by host
6:20pm - Deliberation by judges and winners announced
6:25pm - Closing remarks and end of formal proceedings
6:30pm - Networking and drinks
7:00pm - Venue close


Join us as we bring together investors and entrepreneurs to collaborate and connect.

Our selection of investors will each take the stage to provide a ‘reverse pitch’ for three to five minutes before the audience and a stellar judging panel of entrepreneurs who have either raised over a million or generated this much in revenue for their respective companies.

After each pitch, there will be a Q&A session.

The aim of the event is to clarify the process of fundraising and connect entrepreneurs into financing networks, as well as give investors the opportunity to demystify their processes and explain what they look for when making investment decisions.

The event starts with networking and canapés.

There will then be a Keynote speech by Nzube Ufodike.

Afterwards, there will be a three-minute pitching by Investors and a three-minute question and answer session.

There will then be a deliberation by judges, winners for the main award as well as the popular choice award will be announced and then before close, there will be final networking and drinks. This will serve as a quick introduction to the funding landscape, the fundraising process, and diversity, equality and inclusion within the sector.

Value for attendees:

Experience: Attendees at the event may have previously faced some work roles / experience through the networking opportunities and introductions facilitated by this event.

We will also have information about attendees that we can use to facilitate relevant introductions directly.

Connections: We're also putting thought into how we can meaningfully connect entrepreneurs to the IT profession in the room, both during and after the event.

Relevance: We are open to attendees from all verticals, but we specifically focus on marketing to founders & entrepreneurs in: pre-seed, seed and series A-B.

Ticket costs

(Prices stated are inclusive of VAT and fees)

BCS members: £5.00

Non-members: £5.00


A refund, excluding fees, will be issued if a cancellation request is received within 14 days of the booking date or by noon on Thursday, 6 June 2024; otherwise, name substitutions will be allowed after this date.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us Make IT Good For Society. Join BCS today

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


BCS is following government guidelines, and we would ask attendees to continue to follow these guidelines:

England: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
Wales: https://www.gov.wales/coronavirus
Northern Ireland: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ireland

This event is brought to you by: EMBRACE specialist group

Hybrid: Reverse pitching event - EMBRACE SG
Date and time
Thursday 13 June, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Barclays Bank
120 Moorgate