Smarta Start Up Loans offer you £10,000 of business finance plus loads of post-loan support and a host of perks that will set you up nicely for the roller coaster business journey. We’re combining our experience of the start-up industry with inspiring entrepreneurs to benefit aspiring business owners.
If you’ve got a business idea that you want to put to the test, but you can’t quite get it off the ground, then we have the answers for you. You’ll meet experts who have grown their business from nothing and you’ll be able to network with entrepreneurs in the same boat as you.
At this free event, our panel of entrepreneurs will reveal how they built their brands and what it takes to secure your business start-up finance. There’s never been a better time to run your own business and with the economy in a much better place, you’ll find out how to take your business idea to the next stage.
Shaa Wasmund, founder of Smarta
In Smarta, Shaa has brought together the experiences of her incredible life and this event is your chance to get in the room to hear from her, for free. From starting a business to building a brand and establishing the most powerful collaborations, Shaa’s story has given her the insight you need to hear to grow your business. She’s been packing out huge venues with paying fans, desperate to hear her insider tips, but this is your chance to discover it all for free.
Kasey Clarke, founder of Kupkase
After honing a fine taste for gorgeous cakes since childhood Kasey decided it was time to unleash her passion for delicious, fabulous sweet treats and share her favourite 'cakes' with the world. After receiving a startup loan of £10k from Smarta, she has launched her Kake Pots range.
Philip Montague is a sales and marketing director with track record for helping small and medium sized enterprise to succeed more easily and more often. He has created and delivered several successful private/public sector programmes including www.opentoexport.com with UKTI.
Philip mentors via the Smarta network for startup loans and also through the Fredericks Foundation charity. Over the last year, his mentoring has supported the launch and internationalisation of a tech startup, brought dog bandanas to market, set up an underground fashion business, turned around a public sector supplier, started importing scarves from Estonia and rescued 1200 people from a burning building!