If you’re looking for investment and based in the southwest, get yourself down to the Angels Den SpeedFunding event in Bristol on 16 June.
It’s an incredibly rare chance to pitch to up to 20 angel investors in one evening. You pitch to them one at a time, face-to-face – but here’s the catch - for only three minutes each. Like speeddating, geddit? There’s then a chance after the SpeedFunding to network with said angel investors over a couple of glasses of wine, in a more relaxed fashion.
At £249 + VAT per person, the night’s not cheap, but if you’re serious about meeting angels face-to-face the fee will pay for itself. And while the sped-up pitch may sound intimidating, there’s a session lasting a few hours before the event to teach entrepreneurs and business owners how to prepare their pitch.
This is the first time a SpeedFunding event has been held outside London, so it should be a thriving and busy opportunity to network in the southwest. (Previous events held in the capital have been major successes.) Angels Den, which is organising the night, matches start-up companies needing funding with potential investors.
Bill Morrow, founder of Angels Den, says: “We chose Bristol to host our first SpeedFunding event because not only is it a vibrant, buzzy city it’s also a hotbed of entrepreneurial talent proven by the fact that more businesses survive in the South West after three years than anywhere else in the UK. SpeedFunding is a quick and simple way to ensure that the best ideas from the southwest get funded and succeed.”
To attend the SpeedFunding™ event on 16 June you need to register with Angels Den and load your business summary and plan onto its website.
Angels Den is also holding a Free Drop-In-Day on June 3 at Kings House, Bristol, for local businesses seeking advice on how angel investing works, tips on writing a business summary and plan and how to pitch to a business angel. Companies can register, on a first-come, first-served basis, by calling on 0117 905 5014 or emailing , to book one of the half hour sessions.