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New Ways To Finance Your Business. W founder of

  • Sep 10, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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We are completely SOLD OUT... That means no door tickets

If you are looking for ways to fund a startup or the next phase of your company this talk is a must.(It was one of our most popular events last year)

We all know that in the current climate its tough to raise money the traditional way. But there are some new creative ways to raise funds. Recently I met with Simon Dixon, author of 'Bank To The Future' and founder of

Simon has spent the last decade working in investment banking, starting businesses in banking and finance and helping entrepreneurs with the challenge they face when raising finance for their business. After talking with Simon I was convinced that he can truly add value for lots and lots of entrepreneurs looking for ways to raise funds, So I convinced him to come and share his insider experience with us.

At this event he will be sharing with you....

- How to overcome the challenges that you will face when raising finance for your business
- How you can transform your business into an investment magnet that can be sold for many multiples of what it generates right now.
- What are the main methods of raising investment?
- How do I know if I need investment?
- How the world of raising finance changed and how that affects you?
- What the biggest mistakes people make when raising investment?
- New creative ways of raising finance.

And a lot more

In his professional career areas an Investment Banker, Simon helped Venture Capitalists exit their businesses by floating them on the London Stock Exchange.

When he started his first business, a training company for future Investment Bankers, he secured Angel funding from billionaire and founder of Hargreaves Lansdowne, Peter Hargreaves.

After speaking around the world on television and being features in most major newspapers as an expert in alternative finance and banking reform, Simon founded, a social network where entrepreneurs, businesses and investors can raise finance and invest in each other.

Thanks - looking forward to see you for another great event

Plan for the evening

6PM: networking

7PM: New Ways To Finance Your Business W. Simon dixon

8.30 - 9.30PM: Networking

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  • Natalie

    My first event and I found it very useful. Just what I needed for clarity on a few things and there were lots of interesting people to chat to before and after the talk. Looking forward to attending more in the future.

    September 12, 2013

    • Hope

      Agreed Natalie. My first event too. Really helped me focus, aim higher even. I learnt so much. Everyone i spoke to were so friendly and helpful. (More than they know!). Simon, a special thanks for sharing your amazing knowledge and experiences. See you all soon!

      September 12, 2013

    • Austin Z.

      It was nice to meet you Natalie, I hope to see you in another meetup soon!

      September 13, 2013

  • Mags S.

    Hey All, I am SEO specialist working on a new business, which I am going to launch later this year. It was my first meetup and I absolutely love it! I really got an answer to a few business questions like when is the right time to look for fundings and what time of investors would be the best for my business.

    Plus Simon was great!

    I am going to attend the meetups more often from now on!

    September 13, 2013

  • mark b.

    Hi All
    I am the 'Mayor of Start Up Village' (an Ariadne Capital initiative), and we are able to help with providing office space (in the Village), as well as helping with Start Up Capital - from our own fund, as well as significant and broad advice from our extremely experienced team here at Ariadne. If you are looking for space, funds and advice (or any combination of these), drop me a line on [masked]

    2 · September 4, 2013

    • mark b.

      Thanks all - I was unfortunately unable to make the event, but would very much like to follow up with you all directly. So will be reaching out to you now. BR Mark

      September 12, 2013

    • mark b.

      My email is [masked] and mobile[masked]

      September 12, 2013

  • Svietlana L.


    September 11, 2013

  • Patrick M. P.

    Simon Dixon was brilliant. We will definitely be bringing him back.

    September 11, 2013

  • Rhys M.

    Simon was great and provided me with some clarity about raising finance and about crowd funding which I in particular was not clear on.

    Given the amount of time he had, I think he delivered a good overall basic understanding on funding. It would have been good to have gone deeper into the individual funding roots, so I will be attending his one day event in November which will go into more detail. But on the whole, very good and very happy that I came along, as I also met some great people, as its always inspiring to hear others peoples ideas and the journey that they are on.

    Overall.... Great night, great speaker, great people.. was my first EIN event and am pleased to say that it won't be my last. :-)

    September 11, 2013

  • farah

    could have been a bit more in depth was good and very insightful, found the Q+A particularly useful. but the speech focused too much on big businesses

    September 11, 2013

  • Ian

    Simon shared some great insights into crowdfunding and an in-depth knowledge of getting investment ready... Well done for organising this Patrick.

    September 11, 2013

  • David F.

    Founder of - need to raise ££ for this and other projects - can U help?! :)

    September 3, 2013

    • David F.

      Hi Sara - raised initial seed to build MVP - now raising another £100k + for next round..

      September 9, 2013

    • David F.

      Hi Sara - unfortunately no longer able to meet - need to attend an event at Goog Campus - ping me a mail - [masked] and can arrange coffee :)

      September 10, 2013

  • OWEN (.

    Hi everyone. I am a business coach. I will like to know things that have stopped you from making progress in your business?

    September 4, 2013

    • Sara S.

      Self discipline :/

      September 9, 2013

    • Hope


      September 10, 2013

  • Dima

    Hello guys! We assist start-ups with IT outsourcing, running seminars focusing on does and donts when working with foreign IT firms. If interested please contact me. [masked]

    September 9, 2013

  • Bart

    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of creating an online retail company and I'm very interested in how I could raise finance for it. See you Tuesday !

    September 9, 2013

  • Aarefa - a.

    Hiya Entrepreneurs and Start Ups I am a graphic designer looking for new opportunities and contacts. If you ever needed any design assistance then please feel free to contact me at any time.

    I look forward to meeting up with you all.

    Thank you

    September 1, 2013

    • Zuzana

      Hi Former, I am looking for new graphic designer. Please drop me a text if you are interested to know more .


      September 9, 2013

  • farah

    Hi guys,

    I'm a 23yr old serial entrepreneur who started an automotive racing society whilst I was studying at Regent's Business School & it has organically grown into a brand now. 2/3 of our membership base comprises of people between the ages of 19-29 and the rest are alumni from top leading business schools such as LSE,LBS,Imperial etc. One of our primary aims is connecting Gen Y to Gen X.

    Twice a month we organise various events, such as trackdays on the Top Gear track, drifting school, roadtrips, supercar popup dinners, keynote speeches from leading figures in the industry.

    We also offer our bespoke services to corporates wishing to entertain clients or build stronger teams

    We are based in Regent's Park & there are no direct competitors in London which puts us in a unique market position. I'm looking for some investment capital in exchange for equity so anyone attending who's interested to talk at the event please drop me a line at [masked] :)

    September 9, 2013

  • Maria I.

    Hi everyone!

    I'm an expert digital media technical consultant and Interim CTO, with a speciality in the secure delivery of premium film and TV. I've been voted one of the most influential people in the UK in New Television by VOD Professional. I built the infrastructure for Virgin Media's movie on-demand service and for C4's Film4oD and am trusted by the film studios. Please contact me on [masked]. Unfortunately I can't make this event as I'm advising at Windsor Castle, but I'll see you all in person at the next one!

    Warmest regards,

    September 6, 2013

  • Kate U.

    Hi All,

    I am founder and CEO of an early days wearable tech startup, always interested to meet back end developers and engineers who are interested in the area. Contact me on [masked], or come and find me at the event :)


    September 5, 2013

  • Reza Hossein B.

    I am looking for a CTO and few web developers. Please contact me on : [masked]

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    We have a payments infrastructure called Pay with Bolt that makes taking payments simple for businesses. We are currently invite only, however would love to chat if you have an interesting business that requires the payments side of their business taken care of. Cheers

    September 4, 2013

  • Lorenza L.

    Hi everyone, I am the founder of and looking for founding and business coach that might help to enhamce my business and name!

    September 4, 2013

    • OWEN (.

      Hi Lorenza. I might be able to help in the area of business coaching. Let me know how else to reach you so that we can have a chat. You can also reach me on: [masked]

      September 4, 2013

  • Natasha B.

    Hi Im looking for help rasing funds for my CIC Free Your Mind if anyone can help please drop me a line! [masked] Thank you

    September 3, 2013

  • Dima

    Hi Everyone! We are IT outsourcing consultancy, feel free to get in touch [masked]

    September 3, 2013

  • Hope

    Hi everyone. First attendance for me too! Ben and Aarefa, keen to discuss your offer further. Kind regards, Mehret

    September 2, 2013

  • Ben A.

    Hi Everybody!

    If you need any free SEO or online marketing consultancy, come and find me :)

    I look forward to meeting you...


    September 2, 2013

  • hajirha b.

    Hi im hajra bashir 1st time attending this event kind regards...

    August 28, 2013

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