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Funding & Pitching: 'Darwinian Business: Survival of the Fittest (Entrepreneur)

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Price: £30.00 /per person

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Our Funding & Pitching Event called, 'Darwinian Business: Survival of the Fittest (Entrepreneur)' looks at what it is that makes a business a financial success. Our proven format will see two successful female business founders to discuss their experiences - from the birth of a great idea, through all its growing pains, to the maturing of the concept and potential exit strategies, and subsequently a business panel, an investor panel and pitching entrepreneurs, and finally great networking. To book as attendee or as Pitch-preneur, reply at meetup and pay here:

Sustenance, experience and advice will allow entrepreneurs, with businesses at various stages of life, to understand the finer details of growing and funding their business:

1. 5.00-6.00pm Imbibe: Only Camels can Survive the Desert without Water

NETWORKING: An hour of informal networking with internet industry professionals

2. 6.00-7.00pm Mutations: The Dynamic Nature of a Start-up (Before and After Funding)

KEY-NOTE SPEAKERS: Two female leaders, Karin Loeffen of Libersy and serial entrepreneur Sarah Mcvittie will come together to consider: 'The Newborn - Life Before Funding' and 'The Teenage Years - Life After Funding'

3. 7.15-8.15pm Natural Selection: Those Best Equipped will Succeed

BUSINESS PANEL: A panel of industry professionals including, Julie Meyer of Ariadne Capital and Bindi Karia of Microsoft, will interact in an open discussion on business dilemmas raised by attendees

4. 8.15-9.30pm Pitch-preneurs

PITCHING to INVESTOR PANEL: Back by popular demand, the event will see founders pitch their business to the panel followed by a 'dragons den' style Q&A session and many prizes for the winning pitch.
Investor Panel: Julie Meyer (Ariadne Capital), Bindi Karia (Microsoft), Anna Sofat (Addidi Business Angels), Angels Den Investors, Inmaculada Martinez (Stradbroke Advisors).

To take part as Pitch-preneur please contact simone[at]

5. 9.30-11.00pm It's all in the Genes - The Meeting of Two Great Minds

NETWORKING - wine and canapes

The event - which aims to connect women & men from across the internet industry, be them leaders, founders or investors, with those that can inspire - could springboard your business to financial success through one on one time with industry investors.

The NextWomen is kindly supported by Sun Microsystems and Women Inspired by Wine.

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