With this year predicted to be the greatest year for start-up businesses, we bring you a Smarta100 event partnered with O2 to teach you how to pitch like a mastermind and gain that all important funding.
A panel of entrepreneurs will give you incredible information on finance with topics ranging from start up loans, crowd funding and angel investment. You will learn all it takes to achieve that killer pitch to succeed in all these scenarios.
Completing this remarkable team of speakers we will be joined by...
Caroline Stanbury - Founder of Gift Library and C.E.O. of The Wedding Shop
Caroline started her career as a top personal stylist and having become a go-to for friends and family with style, shopping and present buying dilemmas, Caroline realised a gap in the market. The idea for Gift Library was born and Caroline launched the company in 2008.
In October 2013, Caroline acquired The Wedding Shop, the leading independent wedding list service in the UK and Ireland, and has since rebranded the business as The Wedding Shop of Caroline Stanbury. Caroline felt passionately that with the expertise and entrepreneurial spirit she had acquired from Gift Library, she could bring together London’s top names from the world of weddings to create a full service 'one-stop wedding shop'.
Paul Boross - The Pitch Doctor
The Pitch Doctor is Paul Boross, and he is passionate about communication. Drawing on a career that has seen him move from primetime TV and stand-up comedy to trans-Atlantic development deals, media consultancy and motivational psychology, Boross has worked with such power players as the BBC, Google and MTV, training executives from the worlds of business and media in a range of communication, presentation, storytelling, performance and pitching skills. He has also coached several household names, including Virgin chief Sir Richard Branson, top BBC newscasters and headline comedians.
Amer Hasan - CEO and founder of minicabit www.minicabit.com
Minicabit is the UK-wide price comparison website and app for booking long distance and local cab trips. The business is backed by O2 via its Wayra accelerator and recently became the first mobile app to secure funding on BBC's Dragons' Den. Following 3 years working on mobile data at O2 in the SMB and consumer space, Amer spent 9 years in the mobile industry where he was globally responsible for Apps and Internet Partnerships at Vodafone. During his adventure at minicabit, he has mastered his pitch and has an interesting perspective on fundraising, having pursued investment from an accelerator, a TV show, an angel fund and now a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.
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