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October Startup Storm - Digital , Design & Fashion startups

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In the tradition of continued stupendous success of our fashion startup storm series, Niddoo Fashion is proudly hosting " Digital, Design & Fashion Startup Storm" on 11th October at Google campus London - a unique networking event for digital, fashion & creative entrepreneurs, with an angel investor pitching session to top off the evening!

Creative entrepreneurs with an eye to commercialising their talent, don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! With compliments of niddoofashion.

Creative Startups Featured in the past include

Niddoo fashion Holition Emblazn and dozens of successful fashion entrepreneurs!

What : A unique networking event exclusively for Digital, Design, Fashion & Creative entrepreneurs featuring insightful presentations and battle stories by successful fashion startups

When: 11th October 12:30-16:00
Networking: 12:00-12:30 and 16:00-16:30
Where: Google Campus, 4-5 bonhill street, London
Sponsored by Niddoo Fashion Elance Magma

Presentations & Talks : 12:30pm to 3:00pm

SEIS & EIS tax rules for companies
SEIS and EIS tax rules for investors
Commons SEIS/EIS tax issues and misconceptions
Regulatory considerations in raising capital from private individuals
Key points for investment/shareholder agreements
Key points for business plans/offer documents
How to successfully attract and implement inward investments

10 min Startup pitches : 3:00pm to 4:00pm (some angel investors including Shankar Meembat will attend, but this just needs to be seen as practice and for valuable feedback, not for instant investment)

Register now at
Free tickets for students, bootstrapping startups, folks looking for work and event volunteers on first come first serve!

Panelist Profiles:

Shankar Meembat , angel investor
Shankar Meembat is a sales and marketing executive specializing in opening markets, business development and generating top line sales growth in the telecoms market, specializing in B2B2C and new internet services. Shankar has shaped new products, made new market entries, created winning partnership and channel alliances and closed a number of deals.
Past successes have included:
Product Engineering Manager - Driving Product development of telecommunications systems to open up new clientele
Country Manager – Driving new business opportunities in emerging markets such as China, India & Indonesia, closing lucrative deals that have paid back in less than a year
Top Sales Producer – Led a geographically spread sales team to implement true solution selling to Mobile operators in APAC. The team overachieved on sales and new entries.
New Business development – Built up the regional sales and partnering team for a new service. Delivered exceptional growth leading to being tapped to a global role heading all of the regions globally.
Go To Market – Expanded market opportunities by taking a service to new markets. Drove the localization, legal compliance and marketing to ensure a successful launch of the service in over 30 markets over a nine month period
International scaling – Built a new organisation, processes and way of working to locally scale a global function by designing the appropriate structure to get the benefits of centralised scale together with local decision making and execution.

Arifa Khan , founder of Niddoo Fashion, is an investment banker, an acclaimed painter, and a fashion designer and has taken short courses in Fashion Design at the London College of Fashion. She organised the first ever fashion show at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, in 2003 as the founder of The Culture Club at Wharton, which was a huge success. She runs Genius Incubator limited which helps companies raise capital.
Articles on the fashion show published in The Wharton Leadership Digest and Wharton Journal can be read here:
Take a spin on the Wharton Catwalk

Reflections on the creation of a fashion show:

Hayley Conick 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. In other words she knows all about riding the start-up rollercoaster.

Before Smarta, Hayley worked alongside tech entrepreneur Dan Wagner at internet incubator Bright Station Ventures evaluating investment ideas. She regularly speaks about issues impacting start-ups and entrepreneurs. @hayleyconick

David Nash , Founding Partner at Magma will educate our entrepreneurs on how to make their startup irresistible to angel and seed investors by a tax break they cannot refuse! It's the UK government's magnanimous gift to enterprises called Seed enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and EIS. David will help you qualify for SEIS. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser with 12 years experience in advising business owners and high net worth individuals. David works closely with colleagues at Magma Wealth Management to provide clients with a complete tax, estate planning and wealth management service.So he is a great guy to dine with, for investors too!

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