We bring people in the Silicon Roundabout together to discuss, share, pitch and network.
In London’s competitive investment climate, entrepreneurs often lack the business connections and brand awareness to get the attention of potential funders, and at the same time many investors don't have a pipeline into early-stage technology and Internet companies.
Tech City coffee provides a unique funnel for innovators to interact with a wide range of investors, present their plans, receive expert feedback, bring in strong leadership, and pave the way for them to receive angel and institutional funding.
London and Partners, Bloomberg, WeWork, European Expert network, Woto, Radium services, Swiss impulse, Ourfield, Thinkingaroundcorners.
The Mayor's International Business Programme helps high-growth businesses from London’s Technology, Life Sciences and Urban sectors, to expand internationally. Tailored to fit a company’s specific international growth ambitions, the programme provides a bespoke mentoring scheme, delivered by leading entrepreneurs and business leaders; expert advice and workshops; targeted trade missions; and access to live leads and opportunities.
Find below the 10 key Business modules that all starts ups founders should know about:
Core modules for Business development and Management:
1. Project management
2. Product development
incl. Lean start up, MVP, Ux/UI, graphics design
3. Managing teams
incl. hiring, training
Incl. Financial management and modelling, accounting
incl. Employment law, IP
incl. admin, logistice, procedure/process/policy
7. Marketing and Sales
Incl. Growth hacking, CRM, BI
8. Scaling strategy
9. Fund raising
incl. Investment, SEIS/EIS
Funding: what do I need to know to negotiate with investors
Business Plan Writing: what is most important for investors
You will get to meet with many investors in this meetup group. Follow this code:
1. Primarily, research and read the Investors website, in particular their portfolio. 2. Investigate and check if the VC is a relevant fit for you and your company. 3. Be prepared to spend a percentage of your time on a regular basis to get investment. 4. There are no short/quick fixes to the investment process. 5. You will need to meet with several investors over a long period of time. 6. Do not form a queue in order to talk to a VC, during the networking session. 7. Do not cold approach investors. It is better to get to know them by a warm introduction from a person within their network