The ORIGINAL and still the BEST co-founder speed dating & pitching event EVER!!!!!
If you are looking for co-founders or connections in general; if you want to pitch your idea/product/service/skills/etc. or if you just want to come and watch an entertaining, rapid fire event, then this is THE one to attend.
7.00pm - Welcome from the organisers
7.05pm - A word from our sponsors (Elance, WizEmail, Develapps)
7.15pm - Guest Speaker: Aristos Peters who is many impressive things including, but not limited to, a Startup / Early-Stage Deal Broker. Corporate Finance, Angel Investment. VC Forum Manager. NED Advisor, Mentor & Founder.
Aristos has many years within the digital technology sector. Having got many startups up-and-running and on a strong initial footing, he is in demand as a startup specialist and mentor to both startups and some of London’s tech accelerator programs alike. His main focus for the past six years has been in early stage fundraising, having raised deal finance from £50k to £2m. Still entrepreneurial at heart, he is also the founder of D RISK IT, a business tool for company founders to help them prepare their deal before they approach investors for cash.
Aristos will be giving us a talk entitled: "Are You Ready To Talk To Investors?" in ehich he will explain that fundraising to angel investors or VCs is not as easy as it seems, especially if you are fundraising for the first time. There are however a few key checks you can put in place to ensure that your deal is looking good before you take it to investors. Aristos will take us through what he believes are key considerations in putting together a deal proposition before approaching investors and be on hand also to take any questions.
7.30pm - Key Note 2: TBC
7.45pm - STRICTLY '30 second' speed pitching*
*Suggested breakdown for 30 second pitches (Remember: practice makes perfect!):
10s - Who you are.
10s - What you do/are working on.
10s - Who/what you are looking for.
8.15pm - 'Dating' and socialising
PS - If you would like to be one of the Key Note speakers, please email [masked] for more details and/or to apply.
PPS - If you would like to become one of our sponsors, please email [masked] for more details and/or a sponsorship pack.
NB - On the off chance that you might be confused by the title of the event, this is NOT a romantic event, it is purely for BUSINESS!! ....... although what happens afterwards, well, that's up to you! :)