Planning to bring onboard investment for the first time? Want to be more confident with your approach? Alba Innovation Centre is running an event to help you learn the ropes of engaging investors so you can knock their socks off. Don’t forget “Pitch Doctor” Bill Joos is also presenting on 23rd February at E-Club (details here), so you can be an investor engagement ninja by the end of the month. Thanks very much to Ian Stevenson for sending this event our way!
TIPS ON INITIAL INVESTOR ENGAGEMENT – 28th FEBRUARY 2011, 9:30am-1:30pm
Are you the Founder/MD/CEO of an early stage technology company planning to raise equity finance in the foreseeable future? If so, this seminar will provide you with valuable tips and guidance on crucial aspects of initial investor engagement:
• Identification of an investor offering ‘smart’ money.
• Is a deal broker / corporate finance adviser worth the fee?
• Perfecting the pitch – poor presentation can kill a good proposition.
Speakers will include Tommy Cook, CEO of Calnex Solutions a global leader in test solutions for next-generation telecom networks and Maryanne Johnston, who has coached the leaders of many Scottish companies and organisations in presentation skills.
Venue: Alba Innovation Centre, Livingston
Time: Coffee 09.30-10.00 start. Followed by buffet lunch 12.30-13.30
Registration: This event is targeted at the founders, MDs and CEOs of technology companies planning to raise equity finance. Advisers and professional intermediaries will be welcome on the condition that each brings at least one tech company representative with them. Please register by e-mailing name(s), title(s), organisation(s) and contact details to email@example.com – Attendance is free of charge
The Alba Innovation Centre is home to 21 growing technology companies and related organisations. The Centre is a focus for investors with £2.2m invested over the past six months and a further three deals in the pipeline. As part of the support to the companies based in the Centre and the wider technology community a series of three investment related seminars is being organised. This seminar is the second in the series. Please note the revised date.
Another date for the diary:
Tuesday 22 March – Seminar 3: Value creation / Valuation / Due diligence