Date(s) - Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Girl Geek Scotland Panel Event: Getting Past the Gatekeepers – Passwords for Angel Finance on Thursday 14 September 2017
- Thursday 14 September 2017 at 6pm – 9pm
- 4 speakers
- Chair-led discussion panel
- Anderson Strathern, 1 Rutland Court, Edinburgh EH3 8EY
- Register on Eventbrite
What do you do? Why should I care? Why would I invest in YOU? These are the three questions that should be foremost in your mind when you plan your pitch to Angel investors. Around 80% of pitches that get past the gatekeepers will get investment. In this panel event we invite gatekeepers of Angel Finance to tell you directly what they are looking for when they review a business application so that you can make it to the next level.
Jackie Waring – Investing Women and AccelerateHer
Jackie Waring is Founder and CEO of Investing Woman where she has built a network of high-net worth and sophisticated women investors, and entrepreneurs of startup and growing businesses, and runs a programme of events for their community. This includes open workshops dedicated to helping entrepreneurs become investor ready (link). Jackie has been an external advisor to the UK government on ‘Access to Finance for Women Agenda’ and was the UK’s first Advisory Board Member to the Global Banking Alliance.
Laura Peachey – MBM Commercial
Laura Peachy has recently been appointed Senior Associate at MBM Commercial, where she represents both entrepreneurs, investor groups, and high growth companies. Jackie enjoys helping entrepreneurs achieve ‘investor readiness’ and transferring their ideas into credible business propositions. She has advised on both sides being an ‘investee’ and investor’ in a wide range of financial transactions from seed funding, series A & B, to VC. as well advising on intellectual property, crowd funding, scale-ups and exits. She represents the sponsorship of Engage Invest Exploit.
Vicky Brock – Clear Returns
Vicky Brock is a globally renowned and award winning entrepreneur, innovator and woman in IT (Forbes, Bloomberg, Everywoman, Computer Weekly – links). She raised $2 million in equity investment and grant funding from her extensive international network for Clear Returns as Founder and CEO. She built an EU Top Tech Startup for her multi award winning company which has machine learning & AI at its core. Vicky is sharing the fundamentals of becoming investor ready on her blog.
Lynzi Leroy – E-VR
Lynzi Leroy is Director of E-VR Arcade at Ocean Terminal and E-VR Incubator at Techcube. She is also Managing Director at the Scottish Design Exchange, where she represents 150 artists. Her E-VR incubator offers free space and equipment to VR developers, creators, and filmmakers. Crucially, she combines the incubator help with being a gatekeeper to angel finance for VR startups.
6:00pm-6:30pm – Registration and networking in the foyer
6:30pm-6:45pm – Welcome from Girl Geek Scotland and Anderson Strathern
6:45pm-7:00pm – Panel pitches
7:00pm-7:15pm – Break for snacks, drinks and networking
7:15pm-8:30pm – Panel discussion with Q&A
8:30pm-9:00pm – Networking and close
Wine/soft drinks and nibbles provided.
Directions and Parking
Please access Anderson Strathern offices via Rutland Court and walk across the bridge to their office’s entrance. Google Maps Directions may lead you to their underground car park which is a short walk away from the entrance. Here are walking directions for St John’s Church at the West End of Princes Street for ref:
Please ensure you are pre-registered on Eventbrite so we can easily check you in. No private parking is available, if arriving by vehicle please forward plan your city centre parking options. On street parking is available in some areas of the city centre metred before 6:30pm and free afterwards. Here are some parking options via Parkopedia.com (you can filter on Street, Car Parks, or Private to view different options).
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