Startup Clinic @CASS business school

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 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 - 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] and your application will be evaluated.


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  • Nick W.

    I am sorry to have missed out, but was stuck in meetings - I hope it was a great event!

    I look forward to meeting some of you in future and see how we can help startup peoples startup's!

    July 11, 2013


    thank you, a very good event.

    July 10, 2013

  • Venera M.

    Big thanks to the organisers, mentors and all attendees! Visit our webpage at and provide the feedback you did not provide at the event!

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Med B.

    It would be great to connect with other start-ups to exchange ideas and experiences, also for potential partnerships. Please feel free to contact me at [masked] or by mobile on[masked]

    July 10, 2013

  • Tahir

    Very good event.......Vocabula and I Make it happen were the two interesting presentation of the evening !!!

    July 10, 2013

  • Rick

    Very interesting.

    July 10, 2013

  • Maxim

    Excellent event. Probably too short.

    July 10, 2013

  • Mirjana G.

    Thank you all for coming and for your great and constructive feedback. We will try to listen to all of you and find the best format for upcoming Clinics.

    See you all in September! Regards,

    July 10, 2013

  • Med B.

    I MAKE IT HAPPEN.... Awesome.... Kredi Johnson.... Excellent presentation....

    1 · July 9, 2013

    • Med B.

      Sorry Kwesi, auto spell check entered Kredi.

      July 10, 2013

  • Alex

    good but needed more advice from the expert panel

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Harry P.

    First time in this building. Great place. Enjoyed the meetup, good to see what's required in a short presentation.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Med B.

    Awesome event.

    July 9, 2013

  • Med B.

    VIADOT... ????? OMG....

    July 9, 2013

  • Alex

    Soz i cannot attend

    July 9, 2013

  • Cecile C.

    Sorry cant make it - all the best to attendees!

    July 9, 2013

  • Bukky

    not at this time. Deadlines cant get out off

    July 9, 2013

  • Anushka S.

    I am no longer able to attend. Hopefully someone on the waiting list can take my place. With kind regards, Anushka @nushkino

    July 9, 2013

  • steven

    Dear entrepreneurs Recently I am investigating the market of UK. I want to look for better business opportunity. I hope recognize more friends through the platform. At same time, I would exchange my experience with others. Thanks for organizer providing the chance.

    July 8, 2013

  • Marian

    This looks interesting, see you there.
    Btw, next week there will be an event about how to accelerate startups. TEDx speaker, 2 CEOs and a successful startups share their tips:

    July 8, 2013

  • Kevin Q.

    City Beach London has passed several milestones in getting the lease in Harrow where we'll build our first London location and Europe's largest all-weather beach. In a similar business I helped build in the US, we created 100+ jobs and reduced crime.

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'm a founder in a start up, this could be really useful..

    July 4, 2013

  • Mirjana G.

    Dear members,

    Please note that tomorrow will be the last day for applying to present at this event and presenters will be informed if they were approved.

    If you want to pitch, fill out the form here:

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is it possible to attend as visitor? I want to listen to the pitches and the feedback the mentors provide! Also I would like to ask questions if possible?
    what do u say?

    July 3, 2013

    • Mirjana G.

      Sure, the audience is welcome and we'll give chance for few questions from the community.

      See you next week!

      July 4, 2013

  • Jodi

    Hi. I applied to present, but did not receive a reply. As it turns out I will be out of town that day anyway, so I would like to cancel my application please. Thank you.

    July 3, 2013

    • Mirjana G.

      Hi Jodi, we received your application and we will inform all startups tomorrow if they got the slot. I hope to see you at our upcoming events.

      July 4, 2013

  • AR R.


    July 3, 2013

  • Siva V.

    As guest

    July 2, 2013

  • Rick

    I'm not ready to pitch yet but I think this could be a very interesting event to watch. Can you just be part of the 'audience'?

    June 28, 2013

    • Mirjana G.

      Hi Rick, yes we thought it might be valuable for our community to listen to advice from mentors, even if they are not presenting. Audience will be able to ask few questions, but mentors will have the priority in giving feedback. See you at the event!

      June 28, 2013

    • Rick


      June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to getting some advice on the the best way of building up my website idea: organic or inorganic?

    June 30, 2013

  • Katy

    Pls send me the directions: [masked]

    June 26, 2013

  • Oxana

    Hi I work on varius IT projects including start ups, I woudl like to join this meetup

    June 21, 2013

  • Ben D.

    @ Brighton Develop - next time!

    June 18, 2013

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