02 July 2012 by Mike
Last week saw the first 'Smarta 100 Academy
together with O2' take place. If you weren't able to come along to
the sold-out evening you can catch the highlights
Small business owners packed into One Alfred Place to hear
advice and be inspired by the panel of top entrepreneurs and
insightful business minds.
Mike Soutar of Shortlist Media, Rainbow Hart of Splats and
Smarta founder Shaa Wasmund told the crowd their stories of how
they designed their successful business plans while venture
capitalist Luke Hakes and Palo Alto's Alan Gleeson shared
their thoughts on what information investors seek when reading
With the first academy event a resounding success, the countdown
is now on for the next one, which will take place on 23 July.
Titled 'Navigating the world of funding', this totally
free event is geared to helping you understand all of the funding
options open to your business and giving you the insider info on
how to access the one that's right for you.
Again, the evening will feature a fantastic line-up of speakers
including ex Smarta 100 winner Sam Barnett whose start-up Struq
recently raised £8.5m investment; Luke Lang, the founder of
Crowdcube and also a Smarta 100 winner; investor Luke
Hakes from Octopus Investments; and Gem Misa, another Smarta
100 winner and founder of salad dressings company Righteous, who
has raised investment through Crowdcube.
For more information and to secure your FREE ticket, click
To enter your business into the Smarta 100, click here.