Hundreds of early stage startups approach us seeking various type of support from Funding to Mentorship and from Product Development to Marketing. Based on this need we decided to the Startup Clinic series to help startups with all their business needs.
The Program provides a chance for startups to present to our group of Mentors and get advice and tips how to improve their business.
Collectively our Mentors bring a wealth of experience from their backgrounds as serial entrepreneurs, in consulting, venture capital and a number of industry verticals. They can help you with your needs in the areas of strategy, marketing, sales, technical development, investment, recruitment and more.
Our mission is to help startups grow successfully and, where appropriate, work towards the stage where they’re ready for their first or next round of funding.
6:00 pm Doors open
6:30 pm Presentations from Startups
and advice from mentors
8:15 pm Networking with the community
9:00 pm Doors close
I’m a Startup what do I get?
1. The opportunity to meet our group of Mentors and receive feedback on your pitch, business model and development plan.
2. Chance to get Pearson Scholarship or 25% discount for TechMeetups Guru program
To participate in this clinic and pitch to mentors click below, and we'll contact you after reviewing your application.
What do I need to prepare?
Before the workshop
1. You should prepare a 5-7 minute pitch (no longer!!) about your startup so that our group of Mentors understand your startup and what stage of growth you are currently at.
2. You will be expected to fill pitch template that you'll use for your presentation
3. You should also consider the top questions that you want help with.
Jane Reoch, CASS Enterpreunership Fund
Jane is the Investment Director for the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund. She has spent 10 years working with growth companies across a number of funds including Panoramic Growth Equity, the Business Growth Fund and BoS Growth Equity. She is Chartered Accountant by background and trained with PwC in London. Jane is also a business mentor for the Prince's Trust.
Michael Carter, eFactory
Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London in 1978. Typically thereafter employed as ‘Finance Director’ he worked for a number of companies in the UK, often for US parent companies in a variety of industries including vending, telecoms and software. Author of ‘Take the plunge – 101 things you need to know before starting your own business’.
Hayley Conick, Elance
Start-up specialist, digital strategist and Cambridge graduate, Hayley is now Country Manager for Elance where she has the strategic and operational responsibility for raising the platform’s profile nationally. Hayley was a founding member of Smarta.com backed by Michael Birch and Theo Paphitis. She wrote the original business plan and spent five years building Smarta into the UK’s leading platform for small businesses.
Kerry Chapman, HR Insight
Kerry joins HR Insight as an HR Consultant having spent the past seven years working in an HR & Operational capacity within the Media & Technology Start-Up sector. Having created and managed the HR presence in a number of companies, she is a keen advocate of the requirement for the business needs of an organisation to be mirrored and supported by HR process.
Stephen Findlay, Angel Investor
Stephen has 12 years experience in investing and advising in technology VC and mid market private equity. Led or managed investments valued at over over £250m. Stephen is also Founder of Invrep.co - improving investor reporting for startups and private businesses.
Simon Taor, Venner Shipley
Simon is a Chartered and European patent attorney. He joined Venner Shipley in May 2012, having previously been a partner at the London office of another large firm of patent and trade mark attorneys. In addition to working with large multinationals, he has a large amount of experience working with universities, tech start-ups and SMEs.
Robin Wilson, Rightmove
Robin Wilson joined the UK’s number one property website Rightmove in 2000 as a web designer. Fast forward thirteen years and nearly a billion page impressions a month later and he’s seen action across the company from designing the page flows and user journeys on the consumer site to now starting up and running new business units and products for the company.
Simon Halberstam, Kingsley Napley
Simon is a partner in Kingsley Napley's corporate and commercial team, specialising in technology law. Simon acts for IT software and service providers as well as those procuring IT systems. He has particular expertise in advising on information technology law, IT contracts, intellectual property rights , domain name law and disputes and gambling law.
Ryan Janssen, m8 Capital
Mr. Janssen has extensive experience in engineering, M&A, and operations management.Most recently he worked in corporate finance with Ernst & Young, providing DD and portfolio management, with a specialty in technology deals. Prior to this, he was a professional design engineer, coding for B2C and B2B applications. He has also developed for the iOS and Android mobile platforms.
Aristos Peters, WeKlik
Aristos Peter is corporate finance fundraiser for early-stage investment. 'Deal ready' mentor & blogger. Launching startup investment deal app
-more mentors to be announced soon-
If you would like to become a mentor, email us at london[at]techmeetups.com and your application will be evaluated.