Successfully self-funding your startup

This event will feature a panel of startup entrepreneurs who have managed to build profit generating and scalable businesses without any form of financial backing, other than from their own business activities and cash flow.

Please note we'll be on the 3rd floor event space at Campus this time.

Areas we'll cover include:

a) Combining freelance work with building your own startup

b) Joint venture commercial arrangements, including affiliate marketing, licensing, data subscription and sponsorship

c) Scaling a business without hiring retained employees 

d) Creating valuable intellectual property 

e) Networking and building your contact database 

The Panel 

• Devin Chawda, Founder & CEO of Y-Cam, an internet video surveillance business.

• Rob Waller, Founder & Lead Developer of social media tools Status People and Fakers App.

• Haje Jan Kamps, Founder & CEO of Triggertrap, which makes products that give users creative ways of triggering their cameras.

• Amanda Boyle, Founder & CEO of Bloom VC, the UK's first rewards-based crowdfunding platform.

• Trenton Moss, Founder & Commercial Director of Webcredible, a digital and user experience agency.


This event will be free to attend. Thanks to Startup Direct and Jenson Funding Partners there will be a few beers for everyone, while team members from each organisation will also be on hand to talk about, respectively, the startup loans scheme and the Jenson Seed EIS Fund.

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  • Corinne B.

    What an inspiring evening!
    If this event is anything to go by, it seems that the world of the start-up is friendly, open and supportive.
    Thank you!

    1 · November 15, 2013

    • Jonathan L.

      Thanks Corinne :) Look forward to seeing you at future events...

      November 15, 2013

  • LucDurand

    Sorry guys, same here I cannot make it...see you the next time. Anyone will write a minute for that meeting?

    November 12, 2013

    • Jonathan L.

      Something will be posted on in the next few days...

      November 15, 2013

  • Jonathan L.

    Thanks everyone for attending and contributing, I hope you all enjoyed the evening as much as I did! Please like our facebook page to tag yourself in the event photos when they appear in the next couple of days:

    November 13, 2013

    • Ella

      It was a really uplifting evening. Nothing beats hearing the struggle stories of other start up entrepreneurs and how they eventually achieved their success. It would also be fantastic to hear more about the exit stories and the struggles around that..

      1 · November 13, 2013

    • Jonathan L.

      Thanks Ella, I'll also add your suggestion to the list for next year, good idea!! Anyone else got any other suggestions for future events?

      1 · November 13, 2013

  • James H.

    Enjoyed meeting loads of you last night and being part of the panel, hope some of our stories got you inspired! Thanks to Jonathan for organising such a great event.

    2 · November 13, 2013

    • Jonathan L.

      Thanks James, great job on the panel at last minute notice!

      November 13, 2013

  • Luke

    Hi Jonathan, am running late but will be there just after 7, please keep my space!

    November 12, 2013

    • Paul

      Same here - H&C line delays, should be there just after 7 too.

      November 12, 2013

    • Luke

      Sorry - train now cancelled so please offer my space

      November 12, 2013

  • James

    Hi Jonathan. Last minute, but is there any space available this evening? Many thanks.

    November 12, 2013

    • Jonathan L.

      Very unlikely but you can pop in at about 6.50 to see if there is any space left..

      November 12, 2013

    • Aki

      Hey guys, I unfortunately can not make it tonight so please use my spot. Gutted but look forward to next session.

      November 12, 2013

  • Mike H.

    Sorry Jonathan I can't get there on time! Looks like my spot will fill easily. All the best.

    November 12, 2013

  • Reina D.

    Running late due to accident blocking the met line but on my way.

    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    yeah! plz let me know as well thanks!

    November 8, 2013

    • Jonathan L.

      Hi Zifeng, you can sign up now...

      November 11, 2013

  • Olvia A.

    Hi all,
    If someone is cancelled pls let me know as the list is closed and I am dying to go plus one! Thx

    1 · November 7, 2013

    • Jonathan L.

      Hi Olvia, please RSVP x2 as places now available...

      November 11, 2013

  • Mark

    Hey Olvia Amr, you could take my place if still interested. Sorry Zifeng ...

    Sorry I have to skip this one due to cold/flu.

    1 · November 11, 2013

    • Jonathan L.

      Hi Mark, can you change your RSVP (if not done already)..

      November 11, 2013

  • Venera M.

    Get simple2connect app to reply to opportunities created by other start-ups and create your own. Free self-promotion and job search / creation platform.

    October 30, 2013

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