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UCLan Business Breakfast

Thursday 27th April 2017
08:00-10.30

UCLan
Westleigh Conference Centre
Lea Road
Preston
PR4 0RB

This free session will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest business news from UCLan, further details on the topic will be released soon.

Find out more information about the event and register here


Part-funded by the European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) and free to eligible businesses in Lancashire, the project offers a structured programme of investor-led input, investment readiness guidance and support activities with the objective of supporting potentially high growth Lancashire-based businesses with demonstrably improved chances of raising third party investment.

FREE "Introduction to Equity Investment” workshop

Thursday 27th April 2017 
12.00 – 16.30
UCLan Burnley College Campus – Burnley BB12 0EQ

The workshop will cover:

  • An overview of private and institutional investors and their investment processes
  • What investors are looking for AND WHAT THEY ARE NOT LOOKING FOR
  • The importance of your investment pitch
  • External contributors who have recent experience of successful raising investment
  • Contribution from investors and nationally recognised experts in their  fields

Following the introductory workshop, if you decide that equity investment is for you, then signing onto the full programme will include:

  • An understanding of what an investment is in the eyes of an investor
  • What investors are and what they are looking for
  • How to get investors and how they operate
  • Preparing the resources that seeking investment requires including the Flyer, the Information Memorandum, Data Room, Business Plan, Elevator Pitch and Full Pitch
  • The stages of the process including research, the approach, and the pitch through to due diligence, the contact and post investment investor management
  • The legal and contractual pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Preparing for and managing the Due Diligence process
  • Practise and perfect their investment pitch in front of seminar members and visiting investors

The programme will include presentations from a number of external contributors including investors and nationally recognised experts in their fields.

Sign up now for the Introduction to Equity Investment Workshop on 27th April 2017.

Book via Eventbrite or for more information Email: InvestmentReadiness@uclan.ac.uk or Call 01772 89 5656


To celebrate the launch of the Lancashire Forum, UCLan’s Centre for SME Development invites you to a special event where we will be joined by Antony Chesworth from EKM.com.

Thursday 11th May 2017
16:00-20.00

UCLan
Media Factory
Kirkham St
Preston
PR1 2XY

At this session you will hear Antony's inspirational story, meet like-minded businesses, find out more about the Lancashire Forum - an innovative programme designed specifically for Creative and Digital SMEs and, exclusively for Creative and Digital companies from across Lancashire, you have the chance to help shape the design of the Lancashire Forum to ensure it meets your specific needs.

Find out more information about this free event and register here.


UCLan Business Twilight Thursday

Thursday 13th July 2017
16:00-18.30

UCLan
Westleigh Conference Centre
Lea Road
Preston
PR4 0RB

We are delighted to invite you to the next UCLan Business Twilight Event. This free session will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest business news from UCLan, further details on the topic will be released soon.

Find out more information about the event and register here


UCLan Business Breakfast

Thursday 21st September 2017
08:00-10.30am

UCLan Media Factory
Media Innovation Studio (MIS)
ME414
Preston
PR1 2XQ

This free session will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest business news from UCLan, further details on the topic will be released soon.

Find out more information about the event and register here