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Learn where you can access business startup funding from local experts in a free beepurple workshop

What is the name of this event? 

Find Funding for Your Startup 

When and where does it take place? 

Wednesday 9 February from 5:30pm until 7:30pm on Zoom 

Describe the event in one sentence. 

Discover the different funding opportunities available to you as a startup or growing business. 

What is the aim of the event?/Who is delivering this workshop? 

In this informative panel event, you will find out about the different funding opportunities you can tap into as a startup. During this session, you will hear from experts who specialise in enabling startups to access a range of funding opportunities, including: 

Jes Bailey, Founder of Crowdfund360: Jes Bailey is a crowdfunding expert who has enabled founders and social entrepreneurs raise over £4 million via crowdfunding projects since 2018. 

Chris Smith, Let’s Do Business Finance (LDBF): Chris Smith is a Business Manager at LDBF – a regional business support organisation which is also one of the official delivery partners for The Start Up Loan Company. Chris will discuss the Start Up Loan Scheme, and explain the eligibility criteria and application process for this particular scheme. 

Kristina Pereckaite, South East Angels: Kristina Pereckaite, the Managing Director of South East Angels. Kristina will introduce you to angel investment funding, and will highlight how startups can become investment-ready. 

Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC): The BIPC at Jubilee Library, Brighton, offers insights and access to free resources and events to help you start or develop your business. A BIPC Specialist will introduce you to their grant database called, GrantFinder, which is the UK’s leading grant database covering local, national and international sources of funding for businesses and social enterprises. 

What are the intended learning outcomes? 

By the end of this practical session, you will: 

  • Be aware of the different funding options available to you as a startup
  • Know which funding opportunities are most relevant to you
  • Understand the work involved in managing a successful crowdfunding campaign. 

Who should attend this workshop? 

This workshop is suitable for anyone who is in need of funding to launch their startup or grow their business, or who is unfamiliar with the different funding opportunities available to startups. 

How do I register for this event? 

The workshop is open exclusively to students and graduates of the University of Brighton. It is free to attend, but booking is essential. 

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Helen Carley • 01/02/2022

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